Ivan Alvarado/Reuters photo at The New York Times. Caption: “Riot police faced demonstrators protesting against Ecuador President Lenin Moreno’s austerity measures, in Quito, Ecuador, on Sunday.”

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October 15, 2019

Western Hemisphere Regional

Water-related deaths tripled in the Border Patrol’s Del Rio sector from fiscal year 2018 to fiscal year 2019, according to data CNN obtained from US Customs and Border Protection


For Bolivians, the stakes go far beyond control of the presidency. Morales has shown a growing willingness to use state institutions and resources to secure his hold in power


En Nariño, Norte de Santander y Putumayo, que a diciembre pasado sumaban el 61 por ciento de las hectáreas (según cifras de la Unodc), todos los candidatos a gobernaciones están en contra de la fumigación

Así quedó en evidencia en el informe trimestral presentado la semana pasada ante el Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU


A veneer of normality returned to this small Andean nation a day after the government reversed economic austerity measures that unleashed nearly two weeks of deadly protests

He was forced to balance demands of the Indigenous protesters, whose opposition has contributed to the downfall of three modern presidents, and those imposed by the International Monetary Fund as a condition for a $4.2 billion loan


Corruption is the backdrop of a high-stakes drama that has been unfolding over the last year in Guatemala


Durante el operativo del sábado en Chiapas contra la caravana de africanos, caribeños y centroamericanos, agentes del INM arrestaron a peticionarios de asilo que niegan estar presentes en la marcha

The bus riders had made a long and perilous overland trek north to the Rio Grande only to be dispatched back south to Mexico’s border with Central America

The attack, in a part of the state of Michoacán that drug gangs have battled over for decades, bore the hallmarks of the hyper-violent New Generation Jalisco Cartel