Latin America & Caribbean
Leftist vice-presidential candidate Francia Márquez threatened amid campaign rally in Colombia

The Historic Pact presidential ticket, with Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez, is favored to win the upcoming presidential elections on May 29, but the candidates have faced several threats to their lives

The nations of Latin America and the Caribbean unite in boycott of Biden’s Summit of the Americas

Leaders of over a dozen countries in the region have condemned the exclusion of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela from the Summit

“Revolution is a never ending song”: Gabriela Silva on drawing inspiration from the Cuban Revolution

Gabriela Silva, a young Brazilian-American organizer, reflects on her experience participating in a youth brigade to Cuba

The results are in after four years of the IMF agreement in Argentina

The entire loan was used to finance the foreign exchange crisis and did not help to fight inflation, stabilize the dollar or overcome inflation.

Venezuela sanctions After Cuba, US moves to ease energy sanctions on Venezuela

A day after easing restrictions on family remittances and travel to Cuba, the Biden administration announced the reversal of some energy sanctions on Venezuela. This comes amid widespread rejection of the exclusion of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela from the Summit of the Americas

Cuba describes easing of US sanctions as “a limited step in the right direction”

US President Joe Biden has finally announced the easing of some of the 243 sanctions imposed on Cuba by former President Trump

Ola Bini’s trial resumes. What has happened so far?

The trial against Ola Bini, Swedish software developer and digital rights activist, resumed on May 16. His trial only began in January this year after years of delays

Ola Bini trial resumes Trial of Ola Bini resumes in Ecuador

The final leg of the trial against Swedish software developer Ola Bini started in a criminal court in Quito on Monday, resuming proceedings from an earlier three-day session in January. The ongoing trial comes after multiple delays and documented due process violations since Bini’s arrest in 2019

No end in sight for Ecuador’s prison crisis

A riot took place in Ecuador’s Bellavista prison following the latest massacre of 44 inmates on Monday May 9. Human rights organizations have called on the government to address structural problems facing the penitentiary system

Colombia decriminalizes medically assisted suicide for critically ill patients

With the decision, Colombia becomes the first and only country in the Latin America and the Caribbean region to have decriminalized both euthanasia and medically assisted suicide

Why “Bolivia is the center of the world” for people’s movements

Bolivia is the center of the world, as is North Dakota or Chiapas, or the poor neighborhoods of Caracas. We have fought to defend life itself, to nourish it, and to watch it grow with dignity.

Mayor of Medellin removed from office in Colombia

In addition to Quintero, many other representatives including the Mayor of Ibagué, Andrés Hurtado were also suspended from their positions for their political participation.

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