Category: United Nations

Virtual Reality Opens Doors to Venezuela’s Largest Torture Center

BOGOTÁ — A foul smell of sewage permeated the overcrowded prison cell. Rays of light came through under the door. Screams and cries emanated from the cells and reverberated around the […] Read More >

UN Launches 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

New York, NY — On Feb. 1, the United Nations kicked off the 2019 Year of Indigenous Languages at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The year aims to […] Read More >

In Haiti Cholera victims have only received 2% of promised U.N. relief aid

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HAITI: Haitians suffering from cholera caused by United Nations peacekeepers have only received two percent of promised relief funds halfway through the fund’s projected three-year term, […] Read More >

Latin American Leaders Head to Climate Talks With Mixed Agendas

As nations begin meeting in Paris today for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, leaders from throughout Latin America are bringing varying approaches and levels of commitment to the […] Read More >

Transcript: Obama’s Cuba Speech

Below is a full transcript of President Obama’s speech on Cuba. A video of the speech can be found following the transcript. OBAMA: Good afternoon. Today, the United States of […] Read More >

Honduras’ Lobo Renews Commitment To Human Rights

UNITED NATIONS — Honduran President Porfirio Lobo reaffirmed his country’s commitment to human rights during a speech before the United Nation’s General Assembly on Wednesday. During the speech, Lobo pledged […] Read More >

Colombia’s Santos Calls For Dialogue On Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

UNITED NATIONS — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos called for mediation to advance Israeli-Palestinian negotiations on Wednesday and cited his own country’s recent experience with its neighbors as examples of […] Read More >

Fidel Castro Wants To Talk Food, Evo Morales Says

UNITED NATIONS — Former Cuban head of state Fidel Castro has taken a renewed interest in food production, Bolivian President Evo Morales said Wednesday. Speaking at the United Nations, Morales […] Read More >

United Nations: Mexico’s Calderón Says World Needs To Help Combat Drug Trafficking

UNITED NATIONS — The world must address widespread violence in Mexico and the vast wealth of drug cartels, Mexican President Felipe Calderón said Wednesday during his address to the United […] Read More >

Mexico: Charges For “Twitter Terrorists” To Be Lessened

Today in Latin America Top Story — Lawmakers in the Mexican state of Veracruz approved a law Tuesday designed to lessen terrorism and sabotage charges filed against the so-called “Twitter […] Read More >