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.
WikiLeaks announced on Friday that Julian Assange is taking legal action against the government of Ecuador for “violating his fundamental rights and freedom.” The lawsuit takes place following a downturn in the relations between the Ecuadorian government and Assange. Assange was granted refuge by the Ecuadorian government in 2012 and has lived in the country’s embassy in the United Kingdom since then.Read More
Keiko Fujimori, a former presidential candidate and powerful Peruvian politician, was arrested last Wednesday, bringing uncertainty to one of Peru’s most powerful families. The Peruvian government alleges that Mrs. Fujimori, leader of the right-wing Popular Force party in Congress, was a co-conspirator in a money laundering scheme.Read More
On Oct. 2, 1968, 44 protesting college student- activists were massacred by the Mexican government in what is now known as the Tlatelolco Massacre. Eight days later, 12 miles away, Mexico City displayed no evidence of its government’s gross crimes as the capital city welcomed the rest of the world to the 1968 Opening Ceremony of the Summer Olympics.Read More