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Maduro Indicted on Drug Trafficking Charges

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES-VENEZUELA: U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced an indictment of President Nicolás Maduro. At a press conference on Thursday, Barr, along with the head of […] Read More >

Coronavirus Will Test Brazil and Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO-BRAZIL: Attention has turned to the response to the coronavirus in Latin America’s two most populous nations. While countries like Argentina and El Salvador quickly ordered […] Read More >

Court Dates Postponed for Asylum Seekers Waiting in Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES: The Justice Department will postpone all hearings that are part of the Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as “Remain in Mexico.” The decision is […] Read More >

Deportations to Central America Raise Concerns of Coronavirus Spread

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA U.S.-GUATEMALA: Two migrants who were deported from the United States deplaned in Guatemala with high fevers, raising concerns about U.S. immigration policy during the coronavirus pandemic. […] Read More >

Colombia Prison Protests Over Sanitary Conditions Leave 23 Dead

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: More than 23 prisoners died over the weekend at La Modelo, a prison in Bogotá, during protests over poor sanitary conditions in the context of […] Read More >

Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Center keeps a live map of coronavirus cases around the world. (Photo credit: Johns Hopkins University)

Deportations Continue as Central America Prepares for Coronavirus

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA UNITED STATES-CENTRAL AMERICA: Advocates and officials are concerned that the steady arrival of deportees from the U.S. and Mexico to Central America could complicate the region’s […] Read More >

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