MONTHLY NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE
By The Editors | Al Jazeera (free)
Colombia and Venezuela will appoint new ambassadors in their respective capitals when Colombian President-elect Gustavo Petro takes office next month, authorities said, in an effort to rebuild diplomatic relations after years of tension.
More from WPR: After Petro’s Win, Colombia Teeters Between Hope and Fear
By Nicolás Misculin | Reuters
Argentina’s lower house congressional leader Sergio Massa will take charge of a new economy “superministry,” the government said Thursday, the latest twist in President Alberto Fernandez’s struggle to contain a worsening economic crisis.
By The Editors | Reuters
The Nicaraguan government has withdrawn its approval of the U.S. nominee for ambassador to Nicaragua, Hugo Rodriguez, following his criticism of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s regime, the Central American country said in a statement Thursday.
More from WPR: Ortega’s Sham Trials Mark Another Step Toward Dictatorship
By Elida Moreno | Reuters
Former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli, who faces open corruption investigations, declared Thursday his intention to run as an independent in the country’s 2024 elections.
By Yan Zhuang | ProPublica, The New York Times (free)
Across the Caribbean, soaring national debt is a hidden but decisive aspect of the climate crisis, hobbling countries’ ability to protect themselves from disaster. One island’s leader is fighting to find a way out.
Protesters angry at the high cost of living in Panama ended their three-week blockade of major roads Tuesday, authorities said, as negotiations between the government and groups behind the demonstrations continued.
Manuel Rueda | Associated Press
Violence is increasing in many rural areas of Colombia despite a 2016 peace deal between the government and the country’s largest guerrilla group, the United Nations Human Rights Office said in a report. It called on the government to boost rural development and take steps to encourage members of Colombia’s remaining illegal groups to demobilize.
Nelson Renteria | Reuters
El Salvador's president announced Tuesday a plan for a voluntary repurchase offer to holders of bonds maturing between 2023 and 2025.
Abrahm Lustgarten | The New York Times
Caribbean nations are trapped between the global financial system and a looming climate disaster. One country’s leaders have been fighting to find a way out.
By Natalia A. Ramos Miranda | Reuters
Electoral campaigns to approve or reject Chile’s proposed new constitution officially began Wednesday and high-profile political and public figures have started picking sides at a time when public support is faltering.
By AP Editors | Associated Press (free)
One of the main suspects in the 2021 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a federal court in Miami.
By The Editors | Reuters
Argentina’s government said Thursday it had received China’s formal support for the country’s bid to join the BRICS group comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, a bloc seen as a powerful emerging-market alternative to the West.