Category: Today in Latin America

Border Arrests Drop 28% In June

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BORDER: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reported that migrant flows fell for the first time this year, with apprehensions in the southwestern border experiencing a […] Read More >

South American Officials Given Life Sentences For Crimes Linked to ‘Operation Condor’

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: An Italian court granted 24 life sentences to South American government and military officials for abducting 23 Italian dissidents living in the continent during ‘Operation […] Read More >

The United States Wins 4th Women’s World Cup Title, 2nd In A Row

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: With a 2-0 win over the Netherlands, the United States claimed its fourth FIFA Women’s World Cup, now winning twice as many titles as […] Read More >

United Nations Accuses Venezuela of Extrajudicial Killings of Maduro Opponents

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: Authorities counted more than 6,800 killings since the beginning of 2018 during operations categorized as “resistance to authority,” according to a new UN report. Other […] Read More >

U.S. Sanctions Cuban Oil Company in Attempt to Weaken Venezuela’s Maduro

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CUBA: Cuba’s state-run oil shipping company Cubametales became the latest recipient of U.S. sanctions directed at allies of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro yesterday. U.S. Treasury Secretary […] Read More >

Dozens of Central American Migrants Return Home, Opting Not to ‘Remain in Mexico’

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Nearly 70 Central American migrants were taken back to their home countries yesterday on buses from Mexico, where they had remained while they awaited their […] Read More >

Uruguay Primary Election Hints at Possible Turn to the Right

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA URUGUAY: The results are in from Sunday’s presidential primary election. Daniel Martínez, the former mayor of Montevideo, will face off against Luis Lacalle Pou, a senator […] Read More >

Venezuelan Navy Captain who Allegedly Conspired Against Maduro Dies in Custody

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: A navy captain detained for allegedly conspiring against President Nicolás Maduro died in custody yesterday. Rafael Acosta had been arrested with five other military officials […] Read More >

Cuba Legalizes Production of Independent Film

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CUBA: As of August, Cuban independent filmmakers will be allowed to legally produce their work. Decree 373 recognizes the “working status of cinematographic and audiovisual creators” […] Read More >

Shocking Photo Of Drowned Migrants Sparks Global Outrage

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BORDER: A photo of a drowned Salvadoran man and his 23-month-old infant has sparked global condemnation and anguish. Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his daughter Valeria, […] Read More >