After 6 years allowing Julian Assange to reside at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Ecuador has finally gotten fed up. The alleged sexual predator and the WikiLeaks founder has been living in the Embassy since he claimed asylum in 2012 to attempt to escape extradition to Sweden over sexual assault and rape charges. Assange claimed the rape charges were a ruse to extradite him to the United States, though Swedish prosecutors later dropped the rape charges.Read More
The Argentine Senate passed new austerity measures for the 2019 budget on Thursday, cutting social spending and raising debt payments. The steep cuts were introduced in order to meet conditions for a $56 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund.Read More
In a shocking decision, Cuba announced Wednesday that it is recalling thousands of doctors deployed to impoverished and remote regions of Brazil, as part of Brazil’s More Doctor program. Experts claim the recalling of doctors will deal a significant blow to the already unstable economy.Read More
In his first international tour, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel reaffirmed bilateral relations, negotiated trade deals, and worked to secure a $50 million military loan from Russia.Read More
Ecuador’s former President Rafael Correa requested asylum in Belgium in a bid to avoid extradition to Ecuador. News of Correa’s asylum request, which sources claim occurred in June, has arisen after Ecuador’s top court ordered Correa to stand trial regarding his alleged role in a botched kidnapping attempt of an opposition lawmaker in 2012.Read More
Ana González, a relentless crusader for human rights in Chile, whose husband, two children, and pregnant daughter-in-law disappeared during Augusto Pinochet’s 17-year dictatorship, has died at the age of 93. González never learned the fate of her family.Read More
On Tuesday, Oct. 23, Colombia’s President Iván Duque Márquez was welcomed to NATO headquarters for the first time, representing the first and only Latin American country to solidify membership with NATO.Read More
Brazil is set to elect far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro as president in the second round of elections on Sunday. His victory would cement the rise of populism in the country.
A caravan of thousands of Hondurans has embarked on a journey to the United States via Guatemala and Mexico. The caravan was advertised on Facebook as a former lawmaker published a poster, after which news of this caravan containing thousands of incoming illegal immigrants spread quickly through social media.Read More
In the beginning of October, after five years of deliberation, the International Court of Justice delivered its ruling on Bolivia v. Chile and Obligation to Negotiate Access to the Pacific Ocean. Bolivia filed a lawsuit to the International Court of Justice arguing that Chile was obligated to negotiate with Bolivia to reach an agreement granting Bolivia sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean. The court ruled that Chile had no such obligation.Read More
Thousands of migrants fleeing violence and economic hardship in Honduras arrived at the Guatemalan-Mexican border on Friday, leading to a tense standoff between Mexican riot police and the migrant caravan.