Monday, Dec 05, 2022

Latin America


Gloria Estefan is thrilled to have her own Barbie doll version: 'Love to see Latinos succeeding in anything they do'

September 02, 2022 3:16 pm

The musician said that for a little Hispanic girl to "see herself reflected and say, 'Maybe one day I could do something that would have someone make a Barbie about me,' is really cool"

Colombia will soon have its first black female vice president. Will it be Marelen Castillo?

June 18, 2022 9:39 am

Marelen Castillo, the former top director of a private Catholic university in Bogotá, is running with anti-establishment politician and businessman Rodolfo Hernández, who is unexpectedly in Colombia’s runoff election for president.

A Legacy of Caste in Latin America

February 20, 2022 10:16 am

Underlying the framework of today’s modern racial terminologies and racial thought, in places like Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Argentina and Brazil, is an architecture created by caste.

Women across Latin America march in favour of abortion rights

September 29, 2021 7:41 pm

Earlier this month Mexico's Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional to criminalize abortion and, shortly after, the government said that those jailed on accusations of having terminated their pregnancy would be released.

European Union-style bloc pitched for Latin America, Caribbean

September 19, 2021 6:59 pm

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said a revamped diplomatic body could boost the region's inequality-stricken economies as well as confront health and other crises.

‘Like a dream’: Latin Americans head to US for COVID shots

May 31, 2021 10:23 am

Frustrated with the lagging pace of vaccine campaigns at home and seeing a surplus of doses in the United States. Wealthy and middle-class Latin Americans have been flocking to the United States in recent weeks to score a COVID-19 shot.

Why Covid-19 fears rise in South America as Brazil becomes world’s second largest hotspot

May 23, 2020 1:37 pm

With a steadily rising number of COVID-19 cases and ill-equipped and under-funded public health systems, other parts of South America also find themselves in the midst of an uphill battle against the deadly virus.

Protests in Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Venezuela, Mexico — why trouble brews in Latin America

October 29, 2019 7:51 pm

From protests against alleged election fraud in Bolivia and demonstrations against economic inequality in Chile and Ecuador, to political unrest in Venezuela and the cartel war in Mexico, trouble has been brewing across the region.

Russia warns US against military intervention in Venezuela: Report

January 24, 2019 5:14 pm

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday, winning the backing of Washington and many Latin American nations.

US VP Mike Pence urges Latin American countries to isolate Venezuela

June 29, 2018 10:19 am

The two countries agreed to exchange information regarding drug trafficking and international organized crime, cooperation that Correa halted while in office.