Category: Today in Latin America

Brazil Asks Wealthy Nations to Help Stop Deforestation at COP25

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Brazilian environment minister Ricardo Salles said Brazil cannot stop deforestation without the help of wealthy countries at the United Nations climate conference (COP25) on Saturday. […] Read More >

Tensions Between Brazil and Argentina Continue to Rise, Affecting Mercosur

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: The continuity of the trading bloc Mercosur is at risk, some of its members expressed at the biannual summit held in the southern Brazilian city […] Read More >

Colombians March in a Third Strike Against the President

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: Thousands of Colombians occupied the streets of different cities in the third strike against president Iván Duque in the past two weeks. Protesters formed a […] Read More >

Pompeo: U.S. to Prevent Protests from ‘Morphing into Riots’ in Latin America

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the United States will help Latin American countries prevent protests from “morphing into riots.” Pompeo […] Read More >

U.S. Imposes Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Brazil, Argentina

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGIONAL: U.S. President Donald Trump announced yesterday that his administration will impose tariffs on steel and aluminum from Brazil and Argentina. Trump tweeted that “Brazil and […] Read More >

AMLO Celebrates One Year in Office

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Yesterday, thousands of people filled Mexico City’s central plaza, the Zócalo, to celebrate President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s first year in office. In a speech […] Read More >

Duque Holds First Meetings with Colombian Protest Organizers

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: President Iván Duque had his first meeting with protest organizers yesterday morning after a third protester died on Monday. Dilan Cruz, an 18-year-old high school […] Read More >

Keiko Fujimori Ordered Freed from Jail

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PERU: Peru’s Constitutional Tribunal approved a habeas corpus request yesterday to free Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori. Keiko Fujimori was jailed […] Read More >

Activists March Across the Region for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: As governments recognize the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women today — a day chosen to remember the Mirabal sisters who were […] Read More >

Protests Erupt Around Colombia over Discontent with Duque’s First Year in Office

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: Yesterday massive protests against Iván Duque’s government took to the streets from La Guajira desert, down to Popayán, in the heart of the Andean mountain […] Read More >