Latin America & Caribbean

Trump Admin Breaks and Enters Venezuela’s Embassy, Arrests Activists

Trump Admin Breaks and Enters Venezuela’s Embassy, Arrests Activists

May 17, 2019

After more than a month of living in the Venezuelan embassy, DC police and secret service broke open the doors to arrest for activists who had been staying in the embassy to protect it against an opposition take-over. The move sets a dangerous precedent, says Medea Benjamin

Bolsonaro’s Education Austerity Mobilizes Hundreds of Thousands Across Brazil

Bolsonaro’s Education Austerity Mobilizes Hundreds of Thousands Across Brazil

May 16, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of students and educators took to the streets across Brazil in protest against President Jair Bolsonaro’s draconian neoliberal attack on education. Mike Fox reports

Why Many Venezuelans Are Still Chavistas

Venezuela Coverage and Analysis

May 15, 2019
Find all of our Venezuela stories here, from the current crisis to the early days of The Real News Network
Brazil's Bolsonaro: 'Exterminator of the Future'

Brazil’s Bolsonaro: ‘Exterminator of the Future’

May 14, 2019

Alexander Zaitchik discusses the environmental policies of Brazilian president’s first four months in office as former Brazilian Ministers of Environment warn about how he is undoing decades of environmental protection

Trump's New Policies to Limit Asylum

Trump’s New Policies to Limit Asylum

May 12, 2019

Having failed to force the courts to bend to his will, Trump has now resorted to backdoor and covert measures outside of legislation to keep asylum seekers from crossing the border. We speak to Helena Olea of Alianza Americas about the new tactics

CodePink's Medea Benjamin: Venezuelan Embassy's Power Cut

Activists Occupy Venezuelan Embassy in DC

May 9, 2019
DC’s power company, PEPCO, cut the electricity to the Venezuelan Embassy Wednesday evening, even though the bill was paid in full. Secret Service and opposition protesters continue to harass the Embassy Protection Collective, which is trying to make sure that the embassy is not turned over to Venezuela’s unelected parallel government representatives.