Latin America

Tighter COVID curbs stir unrest in parts of Latin America

People are protesting in some Latin American countries, unhappy because of tighter coronavirus restrictions imposed to fight a surge in infections. Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez asked all cabinet ministers to resign on Saturday, following riots at a demonstration against the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. Benitez was responding[…]

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Jeanine Anez declares herself Bolivia interim president

Jeanine Anez, the head of Bolivia’s Senate, declared herself interim president of Bolivia in Congress on Tuesday despite a lack of a quorum to appoint her in a legislative session that was boycotted by legislators from former President Evo Morales‘ left-wing party. “Before the definitive absence of the president and vice president …[…]

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BDS spreads across Latin America

As the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) movement gains moment in Europe, a surprising uprising against the occupation of Palestine within numerous Latin American countries has further broadened the support of the movement. BDS recently met with both South African and Brazilian government officials in Brazil and talked about possible[…]

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