Latin America

Bolivian Interim President Jeanine Añez Tests Positive...

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BOLIVIA: In a video on Twitter, interim President Jeanine Añez confirmed that she has tested positive for the...

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive For Coronavirus

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: After months of downplaying the effects of the pandemic, President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive...

Guatemalan Courts To Close After Rise In COVID-19 Infections

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA GUATEMALA: The Guatemalan Judiciary will suspend court hearings for two weeks after more than a hundred workers...

AMLO, Trump to Meet at White House to Celebrate Trade Deal

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO / UNITED STATES / CANADA: Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is expected to travel to the...

Mexican Communities Save Fir Forests

This article was originally published on Mongabay in English and Mongabay Latam in Spanish. For 20 years, the Colima fir tree (Abies...

Dominican Republic Votes in Latin America’s First Pandemic-Era...

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Dominicans voted for a new president yesterday in Latin America’s first presidential election...

1.6 Million Hondurans Are Food Insecure During Pandemic

Content warning: this newsletter contains references to sexual assault and suicide. TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS: The World Food...

24 Killed, 7 Injured In Shooting In Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: 24 people are reported dead and seven injured after a mass shooting in a rehabilitation center in Irapuato,...

Suspect Arrested, New Warrants Issued in Ayotzinapa Case

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: The attorney general announced yesterday that he requested arrest warrants for 46 officials in the...

Coronavirus Cases Rise in Brazil’s Overcrowded Prisons

By Bruna Lima and Isabelle Xavier RIO DE JANEIRO— Efforts to prevent the novel coronavirus from entering the Brazilian prison system...

Puerto Rico Governor Declares State of Emergency Due to...

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced declared a state of emergency for the entire island yesterday due to...

COVID-19 Cases Swell in Latin America as Worldwide Infections...

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA REGION: Coronavirus cases surpassed 10 million worldwide yesterday. Latin America is suffering from particularly...

Uruguay and Paraguay Stop Spread of Coronavirus

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA URUGUAY/PARAGUAY: The two countries have among the lowest death rates for COVID-19 in Latin America, despite...

Kayapó Leader Dies of COVID-19 in Brazil

This article was co-published with NACLA. CURITIBA—After a 10-day battle with COVID-19, Kayapó leader Paulinho Paiakan died on Wednesday,...

Peru Faces Economic Recession Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PERU: The country is expected to experience one of the worst recessions in the region after months of lockdown...

7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 5 In Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: An 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, killing five people as of Tuesday night....

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