Latin America

Workers move a box of freshly caught squid in Pucusana, Peru, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021.

A state-owned company from China is building a massive commercial port in Peru

Experts say the port will be a new milestone for shipping trade between China and Latin America. But many people in the town of Chancay, where the port will be located, are not happy about it and say their lives will be changed forever.

Rosalia performs "Es Por Ti" at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala honoring Juanes in Las Vegas

Singer Rosalía’s new song ‘Despechá’ was a viral hit even before its official release

Eneas Espinoza, who says he was sexually abused multiple times when he was a child, by several catholic priests in Chile

A growing number of clerical sexual abuse survivors are coming forward in Latin America

Sexual violence
Harris at the podium in Guatemala on a diplomatic visit

Addressing migration requires long-term commitment, says analyst on Harris visit to Guatemala

Man with oxygen mask lies face down on a stretcher with a green blanket on top and two people in the distance

COVID downward spiral in Latin America disrupts life-saving services

Huge green pipes on sandy ground against a dark blue sky

Latin American and Caribbean countries use volcanic landscapes to tap geothermal energy

The Big Fix

Global capacity for geothermal energy has nearly doubled over the past two decades.

A group of women raise their arms and wave green flags

Bill legalizing abortion passed in pope’s native Argentina

Reproductive rights

The vote means that abortion will be legalized up to the 14th week of pregnancy, and also will be legal after that time in cases of rape or danger to the mother’s life.

Three women on stage gesticulating, one with blackface pounding her chest

A Miami theater group has a change of heart over blackface

Afro Latinos in Florida say the existence of the play is a small window into the racism that persists in Latin American communities stateside and abroad.

Women wear costumes as they take part in Carnaval in Jacmel, Haiti. The similarity between Carnaval and Mardi Gras in New Orleans is just one connection the two places share.

New Orleans and Haiti are linked by culture, food and history


When you walk around New Orleans, you can see the Haitian influence everywhere, from the creole cottages to the jambalaya. And thousands of New Orleanians trace their ancestry back to the island. This connection had one journalist asking, is the feeling mutual?

Valdez protest

Mourning a journalist in Mexico who said ‘no to silence’


The killing of a high-profile reporter, Javier Valdez Cárdenas, has sparked outrage throughout the country.