Latin & Central American News

Latin & Central American News

  • Open thread for night owls: Survivor recalls '81 massacre that Trump's Venezuelan envoy downplayed 17 Feb 2019 07:21 Daily Kos Elliott Abrams, Donald Trump's special envoy to Venezuela, has a history of supporting vicious U.S. interventions in Latin America. Nelson Rauda at the Daily Beast writes—Her Family Survived the El Mozote Massacre. Now She’s Fleeing El Salvador’s Gangs …
  • Hispaniola Rising: How the US Coup in Venezuela Is Taking Root in Haiti and the Dominican Republic 16 Feb 2019 13:32 Axis of Logic For more than a decade Venezuela has aided the governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic through a preferential system known as Petrocaribe, and the people of those nations are not taking their governments’ support for the US coup in Venezuela …
  • Why is Ilhan Omar attacking Elliott Abrams? 15 Feb 2019 12:20 Jerusalem Post WASHINGTON — Hero or villain? For those watching Elliott Abrams, the Trump administration envoy to the Venezuela crisis, being grilled Wednesday by Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., the answer depended on their politics and their memory. “A leading advocate of …
  • Who is Elliott Abrams and why is Ilhan Omar attacking him? 15 Feb 2019 01:46 Jerusalem Post WASHINGTON — Hero or villain? For those watching Elliott Abrams, the Trump administration envoy to the Venezuela crisis, being grilled Wednesday by Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., the answer depended on their politics and their memory. “A leading advocate of …
  • Former Honduran lawmaker denies he helped orchestrate migrant caravan 14 Feb 2019 22:37 FOX News Police in Mexico step up efforts to contain migrants in temporary quarters in Piedras Negras; Casey Stegall reports from Eagle Pass, Texas. The former Honduran lawmaker who frequently has been described as one of the key organizers behind the migrant …
  • Chuck Green, who reported on Oswald's death for AP, dies 13 Feb 2019 21:52 Brownsville Herald DETROIT (AP) — Chuck Green was a witness to one of the 20th century's biggest stories — and first to report a key piece of it to the world. The former Associated Press correspondent and chief of bureau, who died Tuesday at 82 of a blood disorder at his …
  • China agrees $9 billion currency swap with Argentina - ABS-CBN News 13 Feb 2019 05:21 Buenos Aires News BUENOS AIRES -- China and Argentina signed a $9 billion currency swap deal to boost the crisis-stricken South American country's foreign currency reserves, its central bank announced Sunday. Struggling to recover after a currency crisis earlier this …
  • News: FCO loosens travel advice for Nicaragua 12 Feb 2019 11:55 Breakingtravelnews The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has changed its travel advice to Nicaragua, no longer advising against all but essential travel to the country, and instead advising visitors to exercise a high degree of caution. In 2017, Nicaragua welcomed a 19 per …
  • Venezuelans in Central Florida fret over future of their nation — and their own fates 11 Feb 2019 14:22 Orlando Sentinel The chaos in Venezuela is a major concern for tens of thousands of that country’s natives who live in Central Florida, as members of Congress from both parties push to provide protection to those fleeing the embattled nation. William Diaz, a journalist and …
  • Trump wants immigrants in ‘largest numbers ever.’ But 42 million Latin Americans would be a ‘disaster’ 11 Feb 2019 11:01 Global News When U.S. President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday, he said he wanted people to come into the country in the “largest numbers ever,” so long as they come in “legally.” Fast forward to Sunday, and he said it would be a “ …