Latin America & Caribbean

Dramatic Increase in Political Violence in Colombia due to Abandonment of Peace Agreement

Dramatic Increase in Political Violence in Colombia due to Abandonment of Peace Agreement

June 2, 2019

Recent human rights reports show that murders of social leaders have skyrocketed since Colombia’s right-wing President Ivan Duque came into office in 2017. Activist Manuel Rozental speaks to us about the situation from one of the most affected areas

National Referendum on Elections: A Way Forward for Venezuela (3/7)

Edgardo Lander on Solutions to the Crisis in Venezuela

June 2, 2019
Venezuela’s opposition and government are at an absolute impasse about how to get the country out of its current crisis, the best way forward is to renew the electoral authority and have a referendum on holding new elections across the board, says Edgard Lander
Brazilian Students Stage New Mass Protests Against Bolsonaro's Education Reform

Brazilian Students Stage New Mass Protests Against Bolsonaro’s Education Reform

May 31, 2019

As President Jair Bolsonaro’s approval ratings plummet, students make a massive show of force, opposing his plans to drastically cut education budgets. Mike Fox reports from Brazil

Opposition Demand for Maduro's Resignation a Non-Starter, Says Norwegian Official

Opposition Demand for Maduro’s Resignation a Non-Starter, Says Norwegian Source

May 31, 2019

An unnamed Norwegian source with inside knowledge of the talks between the Venezuelan opposition and government in Oslo said the opposition “needs to be more realistic.” We discuss the talks with Norwegian Venezuela specialist Eirik Vold

Sen. Graham's Call for Military Intervention in Venezuela: A Scare Tactic?

Venezuela Coverage and Analysis

May 29, 2019
Find all of our Venezuela stories here, from the current crisis to the early days of The Real News Network
US Sanctions Leave Millions of Venezuelans Without Water

US Sanctions Leave Millions of Venezuelans Without Water

May 26, 2019

“You can’t blame the Maduro government, but as for the United States, this Donald Trump is mean. He’s mean and he’s blocked a lot of things. We have to support each other and this U.S. blockade has to end.” — Yolimar Contreras

Guaidó Out of Gas (1/2 )

Guaidó Out of Gas

May 23, 2019
After several failed US-backed coup attempts, Juan Guaidó sent an envoy to Oslo to explore talks with the government. Former Chief of Staff to Nicolás Maduro, Temir Porras, joins Sharmini Peries for analysis
Climate Change Hits Southern Mexico Hard; Farmers Develop New Ways of Coping

Climate Change Hits Southern Mexico Hard; Farmers Develop New Ways of Coping

May 19, 2019

The town of Yukuyoko, in the Mixteca region of Southern Mexico, is developing innovative ways of confronting drought. Laura Carlsen reports from Yukuyoko for TRNN