Category: Today in Latin America

IMF Forecasts Sluggish Economic Growth For The Region

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: Yesterday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) significantly reduced its growth estimates for Latin America amid a global economic slowdown. Initially forecasted to grow 1.4% in […] Read More >

Around Half A Million Puerto Ricans Participate In Historic Strike

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: Determined to make Governor Ricardo Rosselló resign, hundreds of thousands of angry Puerto Ricans participated in the island-wide national strike. An estimated half-a-million Puerto […] Read More >

Rosselló Will Leave Party And Not Seek Reelection But Refuses To Step Down

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced via Facebook Live yesterday that he will not seek reelection in 2020 and will step down as president of the […] Read More >

Ortega Commemorates 40 Years Since Revolution Amid Political Stalemate

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: Large festivities expected in Managua as the government of President Daniel Ortega celebrates forty years since the victory of the Sandinista Revolution, where he participated […] Read More >

Multitudes Demand Rosselló’s Resignation In Puerto Rico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: Fed-up with government corruption, thousands of Puerto Ricans marched to La Fortaleza in Old San Juan, calling for the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló […] Read More >

‘Chapo’ Guzmán Expected To Be Sentenced To Life In Prison Today

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán will appear in a Brooklyn court today, where a judge is expected to sentence the former leader […] Read More >

Trump Seeks To Effectively Terminate Asylum Requests At The Border

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BORDER: The Trump administration will dramatically restrict access to the United States by enacting draconian asylum request policies, denying legal protections to migrants traveling to the […] Read More >

Guatemala Postpones “Safe Third Country” Meeting With Trump

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA GUATEMALA: The signing of a bilateral “safe third country” migratory pact set to take place today has been postponed after facing legal and political hurdles. The decision […] Read More >

ICE Plans Migrant Raids In 10 U.S. Cities Starting Sunday

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will launch raids across ten major cities this Sunday, according to the New York Times. The raids are expected […] Read More >

Corruption Case Hits Former Education Minister, 5 Others in Puerto Rico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: The FBI arrested six government officials and prominent business leaders yesterday on 32 counts of money laundering and fraud, as part of an ongoing […] Read More >