Cuban arrested in Spain for alleged links to Al-Qaeda; debates swell about the impacts of Cuba’s planned oil drilling; and a Canadian firm’s operations on the island are shut down.
Student protestors regain the momentum as pressure mounts on the Piñera government
DR investigates murder of DNCD official; bailout of CL Financial may cost Trinidadian government $3 billion; IMF predicts low-growth with fears of U.S. slowdown.
Chávez hails ‘successful’ final round of chemotherapy; ex-US ambassador claims that the President’s health is flailing; and López confirms candidacy for 2012 elections.
Spectacular anti-corruption protests in Rio, Rousseff opens debate at the UN General Assembly, and the central bank moves to halt currency slide.
Catholic University debate comes to a head reflecting new adaptations in the law treating women and cocaine.
Martelly makes speech to UN General Assembly, Duvalier draws a step closer to being convicted and Conille comes before the Senate.
Central America at UN: appeals to Western co-responsibility in drug problem, Lobo pledges to uphold human rights, Guatemala seeks seat at Security Council.
Current economic uncertainty also hit Latin America’s currencies and stock markets, while Fernández held a firing speech at UN.
Frontrunners announce their presidential candidacy; 35 bodies found in trucks in Veracrus; World Bank says violence is an important obstacle to development.
The politics of transport: bus strikers hold up Buenos Aires whilst Cristina threatens UK’s air link with Islands.
Former mayor of Bogota jailed, whistleblower exposes British anti-drugs operations in Colombia and Amnesty publish report on sexual violence. The former mayor of…
Changes to Brazil’s import policy cause a panic in Uruguay’s export markets and mining company Aratiri discussions move forward.
Foreign Minister used as “human-shield” by TIPNIS protestors, ex-antinarcotics chief Gen. Sanabria faces 15 years imprisonment, and Morales and Pinera take maritime dispute to the big stage.
Before a culture of low achievement and alienation, Melinda Maldonado looks at how Proyecto Latin@ is helping integrate the Latino community into Canadian schools. Illustrations by Santiago Arboleda.
Cuba introduces new rules for self-employment; members of a Pentecostal church barricade themselves inside a church in Havana; and Rene Gonzalez’s motion to return to Cuba is denied.
Inter-American court clears ex-mayor to challenge Chávez in 2012; state voices support for Carlos the Jackal; and urban art festival draws 30,000 to the streets of Caracas.
Conille makes first step towards becoming Prime Minister and Ban Ki-Moon says Minustah blue helmets will stay on for another year despite riots to the contrary.
As Central America celebrates independence, Hondurans demand ‘real’ independence; Costa Rica supports Palestine’s UN statehood bid; El Salvador is added to Obama’s drug countries list.
Bomb Scares hold the country in panic whilst coca strikers come to a deal and social conflict deaths are taken to court.
Gunmen kill family of policeman linked to casino attack; Mexico ranks third in OECD countries for youth unemployment and school drop-out rates; while teachers march against violence in Acapulco.
Asian-Latin American commercial relations in the spotlight and Mexico’s informal employment rose, according to OECD.
Former President Menem absolved of illegal arms trading whilst Cristina makes an uncharacterstic move towards limiting wage rises.
Dominican Republic is announced as largest cocaine transshipment point to Europe. Students protest at UASD. China pledges $1billion of investment in the region.
Conflict between the government and students remains deadlocked while the country celebrates its national holiday