China, where the virus emerged, has been making inroads into Latin America over the last two decades. It is now the region's second-largest trading partner, meaning any economic contraction there will have a direct ripple effect.
By Associated Press
With Brazil reporting the first case of the COVID-19 virus, neighboring countries and other nations around Latin America were attempting to block the possible arrival of the virus.
By Joshua Goodman, Associated Press
Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaidó has traveled to Colombia to participate alongside U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a regional counter-terrorism meeting — a new show of support by the Trump administration for the man it says is the…
By Lulu Garcia Navarro
Modern Mexico faced profound change 100 years ago, when revolution toppled a dictatorship, and the country has remained in a state of political evolution ever since. Mexico City native Joaquin Segura draws inspiration from the growing pains of the region…
At the White House on Tuesday, President Trump welcomed Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, in the latter’s first bilateral foreign visit. The two leaders share many similar views, as they reiterated at a press conference, and Bolsonaro represents Brazil’s first pro-U.S.
By PBS NewsHour
Five thousand Venezuelans flee the economic collapse at home every day and resettle across Latin America, a region with a tradition of open borders. But now, countries are facing a backlash. This month, the governor of Roraima in northern Brazil…
By Michael D. Mosettig
Now it’s Vice President Mike Pence who will be carrying America's and President Donald Trump’s baggage to the Summit of the Americas in Peru later this week. But even before Mr. Trump canceled his scheduled trip to Lima to focus…
By Jill Colvin, Associated Press
Vice President Mike Pence will visit Colombia amid escalating tensions with neighboring Venezuela and North Korea.
Latin American and Caribbean nations continue to languish in a recession, and a recent report says policies that promote greater entrepreneurship could give economies a needed boost.
By PBS NewsHour
Colombia was on the verge of ending one of the most violent civil wars in Latin America just slightly more than a month ago, when the deal was narrowly rejected by a voter referendum. President Juan Manuel Santos now faces…
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