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The Latin America News Dispatch compiles a daily report from Monday to Friday. This Week in Latin America brings you links to the most important stories throughout the hemisphere, as well as a concise explanation of the top story of the day.

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This week in Latin America

Planned opposition protests in Cuba flop

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA CUBA: Anti-government protests planned for last Monday by online group ‘Archipiélago’ failed to materialize. The group cited the heavy police presence in the streets as […] Read More >

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera impeached

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: The lower house on Tuesday impeached President Sebastian Piñera over alleged financial misconduct revealed in the Pandora Papers. Seventy-eight of the 155 members of […] Read More >

Daniel Ortega set to secure re-election in Nicaragua

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA: Daniel Ortega seeks his fourth presidential term in Sunday’s Nicaraguan elections. With more well-known challengers sitting in jail, Ortega stands a greater chance of […] Read More >

Mass protests in Ecuador after hike in fuel prices

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: Thousands of demonstrators marched in Ecuador on Tuesday and Wednesday to protest the increase in fuel prices and President Guillermo Lasso’s economic policies. The […] Read More >

New migrant caravan moves through Mexican blockade heading toward U.S.

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: More than 2,000 migrants left on Saturday from Tapachula, Chiapas in southern Mexico hoping to reach the U.S. border. Most of the migrants come […] Read More >

Key Maduro ally extradited to US, government and opposition negotiations suspended

THIS WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: The United States extradited a high-profile business associate of the Venezuelan government, Alex Saab, on Saturday to face money laundering charges. Venezuelan President Nicolas […] Read More >

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