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.