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Parents of 43 missing students stop dialogue with government commission investigating the case 

Mexico City, Mexico—- Parents of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College who were forcefully disappeared in 2014 have announced that they’ll stop dialogue with Mexico’s federal “truth commission” task force that was formed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in 2018 to solve the case of the missing students.  A lawyer for the parents […]

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Read More 22 February 2024 | 2:53 am

15 US & European Innovation Leaders in Latin America to Watch in 2024

As our world becomes smaller, emerging economies keep advancing, and remote work opens up opportunities to live and work abroad, several entrepreneurs and professionals from Europe and the United States have made Latin America their home. And these individuals are striving to help advance innovation across the region. The U.S. and Europe are the largest […]

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Read More 21 February 2024 | 2:37 am

Prisoners escape from federal maximum security prison in Brazil for first time in history

São Paulo, Brazil – Two members of Rio de Janeiro’s largest organized crime group, Comando Vermelho, escaped from a federal, maximum security prison in Mossoró in northeastern Brazil on Wednesday. The event marks the first time a prisoner has escaped from any of Brazil’s federal maximum security prison facilities since the first was built in […]

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Read More 16 February 2024 | 11:47 pm

Brazil’s dengue health emergency fueled by rising temperatures

São Paulo, Brazil – Brazil is experiencing a surge in dengue cases across the country, sparking fears of an approaching public health emergency. Scientists attribute the increase in cases of the mosquito-borne illness, which causes fever, nausea, aches and even death, to rising temperatures related to global warming. From January 1 to February 12, official […]

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Read More 16 February 2024 | 2:03 am

The joys and challenges of Brazil’s Carnival 2024: Vibrant parties, intense heat and security issues

São Paulo, Brazil – Brazil’s Carnival is more than just a party. It’s a celebration that fills streets across the country with vibrant colors, bouncing rhythms, and smiling people of all races, ages and genders. It’s truly a manifestation of the joy and diversity of Brazil’s people; and 2024 was no different.  For the past […]

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Read More 14 February 2024 | 10:45 pm

Guatemala and Mexico’s military operation against organized crime on shared border

Mexico City, Mexico — The Guatemalan Ministry of Defense announced the beginning of Operation Belt of Fire, a joint military front involving the armed forces of Mexico and Guatemala. The military deployment comes amid a growing expansion of Mexican criminal organizations along the shared border.  On February 6, Guatemalan army spokesman Ruben Téllez announced that […]

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Read More 13 February 2024 | 11:12 pm

Fresh economic woes for Argentina as President Milei’s ambitious reform bill rejected 

Argentina’s economy looks set to face further challenges as it was announced that President Javier Milei’s reform bill has been rejected by the country’s lawmakers.  While the package has now been withdrawn by the ruling party, the government is now considering breaking the reforms into separate bills so that major structural reforms like privatizing state […]

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Read More 13 February 2024 | 7:35 pm

Brazil’s former President Jair Bolsonaro targeted in police operation investigating coup attempt

São Paulo, Brazil – Brazil’s former President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday was the target of a Federal Police operation to investigate an attempted coup d’état to keep him in power despite his defeat in the 2022 elections.  By order of the Supreme Court, Bolsonaro must hand over his passport to the police within 24 hours […]

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Read More 8 February 2024 | 7:25 pm

Mexican President blasts U.S. over reports linking him to drug cartels

 Mexico City, Mexico — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador clapped back against allegations that a drug cartel made large donations to his unsuccessful 2006 presidential campaign, dismissing the accusations as slander manufactured by the United States government.  On January 30, three different international media outlets published reports about an investigation carried out by U.S. […]

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Read More 5 February 2024 | 11:51 pm

Vladimiro Montesinos sentenced to prison for 1992 massacre in Peru 

Lima, Peru — Vladimiro Montesinos, a close advisor to Peru’s former President Alberto Fujimori, was sentenced on Wednesday to 19 years and eight months in prison for his involvement in two massacres in 1992.  Imprisoned since 2001 for other crimes, Montesinos will reportedly receive time served for the massacres, and is scheduled to be released […]

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Read More 3 February 2024 | 3:44 am

Tourism reopens around Machu Picchu following massive strike 

Lima, Peru — Tourism at Peru’s majestic Machu Picchu citadel in the Cusco region came to a halt from January 25 to 30 due to massive strikes.  Local residents and unions were protesting a new ticket sales system for the attraction which was put in place by travel and events website Joinnus. Protesters feared that […]

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Read More 3 February 2024 | 1:39 am

Pedro Castillo’s nephew Fray Vásquez surrenders after two years in hiding

Lima, Peru — Fray Vásquez Castillo, a nephew of Peru’s former President Pedro Castillo, surrendered to police on January 29 after being on the run since March 2022.  Vásquez Castillo is being investigated by the Public Ministry for alleged influence peddling, collusion, and being part of a criminal ring allegedly led by his uncle, President […]

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Read More 3 February 2024 | 12:12 am

Private data of hundreds of journalists leaked in Mexico, AMLO accuses political rivals

Mexico City, Mexico — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador accuses political rivals of the security breach that resulted in the airing of personal information of 300 journalists covering the president’s morning briefings.  Presidential spokesman Jesús Ramírez Cuevas said it was not a “leak” but an illegal “subtraction” from IP addresses registered in Spain. Mexican […]

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Read More 2 February 2024 | 11:49 pm

Brazil’s Air Force intercepts plane over Yanomami Indigenous Territory

São Paulo, Brazil – Brazil’s Air Force on Monday intercepted an unidentified aircraft that was flying in airspace over the Yanomami Indigenous Land, a protected territory in the Amazon that has been invaded in recent years by illegal miners and loggers. Air traffic in the region has been restricted since January of last year when […]

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Read More 1 February 2024 | 11:51 pm

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