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Trinidad Teams with Trump to Tackle Terrorism

Trinidad Teams with Trump to Tackle Terrorism

President Donald Trump spoke with Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Keith Rowley on February 19 to discuss  topics of security, trade and stemming the flow of Trinidadian…

Bolivia Doubles Land for Coca Farming

Bolivia Doubles Land for Coca Farming

The Bolivian Senate passed a measure on February 24 nearly doubling the legally-allotted land for coca production in the Yungas and Chapare regions. The measure hopes to end…

Chile Miners Strike Continues

Chile Miners Strike Continues

Government-moderated talks between BHP Billiton and striking workers at Chile’s Escondida copper mine broke down on February 20. The workers have returned to their encampment without resolution due…

Cuban Government Denied Luis Almagro Entry

Cuban Government Denied Luis Almagro Entry

The Cuban government denied Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), entry into the nation on February 22 because of perceived anti-government statements. Almagro…

Controversial Criminal Code Reforms Approved by Honduran Congress

On February 22, the Honduran National Assembly approved the criminal code reform proposal introduced by President Juan Orlando Hernández in early January, sparking controversy and widespread discontent amongst…

Bogotá Bombing Sours ELN Peace Dialogue

Bogotá Bombing Sours ELN Peace Dialogue

A bomb exploded in Bogotá’s la Macarena neighborhood on February 19, killing one and wounding over 30 people. The attack occurred in proximity to the Santamaría Bullring on…

Mexican Officials Meet With Tillerson, Kelly

Mexican Officials Meet With Tillerson, Kelly

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly arrived in Mexico City on February 22 for a two-day visit with various Mexican…

Brazil Braces for Carnival

Brazil Braces for Carnival

Brazil’s largest celebration, Carnival, begins on February 24 and lasts for the following five days. Unfortunately for some, Carnival is in danger of a scale-back and even cancellation…

Former Peruvian President Toledo Targeted in Odebrecht Investigations

Former Peruvian President Toledo Targeted in Odebrecht Investigations

Peruvian authorities issued a preventive detention warrant on February 9 against former President Alejandro Toledo. The warrant pertains to the Odebrecht scandal, which has spread to several Latin…

Jamaican Energy Program Shows Benefits of Public Private Partnerships

The Jamaican government announced its plan on February 11 to implement a $30 million Energy Management and Efficiency Program (EMEP). This program promotes energy efficiency and seeks to…