Why are Journalists and environmental activists in Latin America targeted?

“Until comprehensive measures are taken to sever the ties between crime and State structures, certain groups will remain vulnerable and the violence directed at them will persist.”

City of Women built by displaced Colombian women

The neighborhood was founded and built entirely by women fleeing Colombia’s violence. And while men do live here, it’s the women who hold the property titles, call the shots and keep the neighborhood thriving.

Brazilian elections show decline of PT/Left-Wing parties

Voter dissatisfaction with current political system is seen with abstention and blank/null ballots surpassing valid votes in large cities.

First Rousseff, then Lula, turn to the UN Human Rights Council

A UN rights committee said Thursday it will study a petition filed by Brazil's embattled former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva claiming the country's courts violated his rights over a huge corruption scandal.

EU, CELAC agree to strengthen dialogue, seek solutions to common challenges

At the end of the international meeting, the officials approved the Santo Domingo Declaration, in which they agreed to intensify financial relations to better deal with development and climate change.

Chileans have expressed their desire to change from socialist officer holders

Chile’s New Majority suffered a heavy defeat this weekend at the voting booths, while opposition Vamos Chile celebrated an 18-percent increase in held offices compared to 2012.

In Venezuela corruption has robbed state coffers of $70 billion

A congressional commission in Venezuela says that a staggering $70 billion has been siphoned off from public institutions

Chile's young independents lead quiet revolution against politics-as-usual

In the second city Valparaíso, Jorge Sharp, a veteran of 2011 student protests, was chosen in a ‘citizen’s primary’ to take on the traditional parties for the mayor’s job

The drama of most families facing deportation from US

70% of family cases – mostly Central Americans – have no legal representation. Families without lawyers much more likely to be deported – and quickly

Booming business on Venezuela's 'wild' border

Puerto Santander, unregulated border town on the Venezuela-Colombia border where people get what they need and get out.

Argentina: hundreds of thousands of women set to protest against violence

Organizers urge women to stop work and other activities for an hour in Wednesday ‘women’s strike’ following rape and torture of a 16-year-old girl

Why are Peru, Colombia coca numbers going in opposite directions?

One unavoidable answer is that illegal armed groups have control over a greater amount of the coca being grown in Colombia

U.S. and Mexico to seek new ways to deal with immigration

Mexico and the United States have pursued a diverse bilateral agenda, moving away from focusing just on security and incorporating other areas, such as innovation and competitiveness

Protectionist rhetoric in U.S. campaign worries Latin Americans

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s protectionist talk is causing deep concern in Latin America, finance ministers from the region said during a conference in Washington.

‘Death Caravan’ Perpetrators to Face Court in Chile

The Death Caravan was the name of a military operation that killed almost 100 political prisoners in Chile beginning on Sept. 30, 1973.

Bolivia's smart solution for coca production

Bolivia curbed coca production by moving away from violent crackdowns. Bolivia is the world’s third largest producer of cocaine, a drug manufactured from coca leaf – which is central to Andean culture.

Costa Rica begins relocating migrants camped out at Nicaragua border

Costa Rican officials announced plans this week to relocate migrants from Haiti, Asia and Africa who have been camped out near the country’s border with Nicaragua hoping to get across and continue north to the United States.

Paraguay Polka lessons

The surprising success of a landlocked country. Its GDP grew by 6.2% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2016. It will expand by around 3% this year and next, forecasts the IMF.

First US ambassador to Cuba in more than 50 years

President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated career diplomat Jeffrey DeLaurentis to be the first U.S. ambassador to Cuba, but Senate Republicans are likely to block his nomination.

Che Guevara era closes as Latin America's oldest guerrilla army calls it a day

The Farc’s peace deal in Colombia marks the effective end of a wave of rebel movements inspired by the Cuban revolution, with just a few small groups left

Hillary Clinton on Mexico and young latinos

On a Q6A the Democratic nominee answered questions about U.S.-Mexican relations, the Latino vote and more.

What’s behind the Wayuu children death rates?

Malnutrition has been a common topic when talking about the Guajira region in Colombia, but who is to blame in this outrageous common event? The government, the culture or the land.

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