With the death of World Cup futbol legend Alcides Ghiggia this weekend, Uruguay is remembering the Maracanazo victory against Brazil 65 years ago. Brazil, however, has a current Maracanazo –…
IMF significantly lowers growth forecast; World Bank predicts 2015 to be worst year since financial crisis; Overall Latin American economy shrinks for fifth consecutive year; Economic problems caused by lower…
The American continent is a hard one to divide up. What constitutes Latin America? Everything south of Rio Grande/Río Bravo – the US-Mexican border? But then what about the unique…
Municipal debt for 2013 rises significantly; Electoral authorities will oversee private donations to political parties; President Funes’ approval rate remains among the highest in the region Municipal debt for 2013…
Divergent interests within the leadership of the Dominican Revolutionary party have created a divisive crisis within the party; The UASD is unable to pay its personnel this month due to…
Argentina guarantees reproductive assistance to homosexual and heterosexual couples; Ecuadorian oil spill threatens Peruvian communities; Dominican Republic to help register Haitians Argentina approves assisted fertilisation treatment to both heterosexual and…
Dominican Republic rejects copper project; Latin America celebrates International Sex Worker’s Day; Bolivia receives international recognition for human rights work
Maduro’s win cements Venezuelan relationship with China; Dominican Republic courts China despite Taiwan links; Costa Rica promotes tourism at Chinese fair
El Salvador hosts regional conference on violence against women; Inter-American Court hears case in Colombia; UN to examine racial discrimination in the Dominican Republic
Amnesty International denounces violence against human rights defenders; Latin America commemorates Human Rights Day; Ecuador elected to vice-presidency in United Nations Human Rights Council
Puerto Rico topic at U.N.; World Bank details D.R. shortcomings; Grenada renews search for remains of Marxist leader; and Richard Branson’s philanthropy helps Scarlet Ibis flourish once more.
Jamaican Minister announces tougher response to child sex offenders; D.R. investigates corruption in recent elections.
Fate of Prime Minister-delegate Laurent Lamothe hangs in the balance; President Martelly caught in corruption scandal; fatal crash claims the lives of over 20 people; Delta Airlines puts Haiti on…
Puerto Ricans vote in electoral primaries; Mejía challenges Dominican government to debate over corruption; Grenada expresses relief as parliament approves budget.
Dominican Republic discusses measures against gender violence and drug trafficking; Jamaican PM solicits British slavery apology ahead of royal visit.
Dominican Republic celebrates Independence Day; controversy continues in Puerto Rico over Ferrer scandal; a report identifies women as the group most vulnerable to HIV.
Haitian prime minister resigns; Jamaican drug lord appeals for lenience; and the Dominican Republic’s First Lady sues a journalist for slander.
First Lady makes a pledge to end femicide in the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rican politicians are questioned about ethics and payment irregularities.
Dominican government accused of repression tactics; Puerto Rican Constitution anniversary marked by controversy; Haitian president criticized for political interference in the Bahamas.
Coastguards search for survivors after an illegal craft sinks en route to Puerto Rico, and a gay rights activist speaks out against homophobia in Jamaica.
A series of small earthquakes hits the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico’s governor declares support for Mitt Romney, and a Suriname rainforest expedition discovers 46 new species.
Dominican Republic celebrates Día de La Altagracia, Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court rules in favour of animal rights campaigners, and Nicolas Sarkozy visits French Guiana.
Dominican Republic donates a university campus to Haiti, Puerto Rico celebrates the Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián, and François Hollande visits the French Antilles.
Political turmoil in Guyana and Barbados, calls for more transparency over political finances in the Dominican Republic, and a Jamaican candidate discovers his doppelgänger.
Protesters of Haitian descent assert nationality rights in the Dominican Republic, and Jamaican ministers release conflicting statements about US involvement in security operations.