US opens criminal probe after 51 people die in Texas truck | Human Trafficking News

Authorities in the United States have opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of at least 51 people who had been trapped inside a sweltering tractor-trailer found abandoned in the city of San Antonio in southern Texas. The incident was one of the deadliest human trafficking tragedies along the US-Mexico border in recent history. The … Read more

Lewis Hamilton hits back at Nelson Piquet after racial slur | Racism News

Three-time F1 world champion Nelson Piquet had used a racist remark about Hamilton when describing events from last year’s British GP. Seven-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has called for “archaic mindsets to change” after a racist remark about him by Brazilian triple champion Nelson Piquet emerged, triggering widespread condemnation. Piquet, 69, used a racial … Read more

Latin American activists undeterred despite US abortion rollback | Women News

Feminists in Latin America have long understood their struggle for abortion rights to know on the borders. So when the United States Supreme Court decision that stripped women of their right to an abortion in the country became official last week, the blow was personal across North and South America. “We can’t confide in the … Read more

Indigenous protest leaders agree to talks with Ecuador government | Protests News

Talks to begin the demonstrations against rising costs of living have paralyzed parts of the South American country. The Indigenous organization leading protests in Ecuador has agreed to hold talks with the government, as the South American nation has been rocked by mass demonstrations over the last two weeks. The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of … Read more

Four killed after stand collapses during Colombia bullfight | News

Disaster took place during a traditional event called “corraleja” in which members of the public enter a ring to engage the bulls. At least four people have been killed and hundreds more injured in central Colombia when part of a wooden stand collapsed during a bullfight. The disaster took place in a stadium in the … Read more

Ecuador ends emergency amid talks with Indigenous protest leaders | News

Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso has lifted a state of emergency in six provinces amid mass protests by Indigenous groups as legislators began hearing an opposition motion to remove him from office. Lasso’s decision on Saturday followed the first official talks between government officials and Ecuador’s largest Indigenous organization, which began the protests two weeks ago … Read more

‘We can’t get by’: Indigenous people keep up protests in Ecuador | Protests News

Quito, Ecuador – Thousands of Indigenous people continue to demonstrate in the Ecuadorian capital, their calls for social and economic reforms grow louder despite crackdown by authorities in the South American nation. The protesters, predominantly led by the powerful Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) group, began blocking roads and marching in provincial capitals … Read more

Cuban court sentences two dissident artists to prison terms | Protests News

Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara and Maykel Castillo receive five- and nine-year terms, respectively, Cuban prosecutor says. A Cuban court has sentenced two dissident artists to nine and five years in prison, the government announced, in a high-profile case that rights groups have slammed as a “sham” that violates free speech. The activists, Luis Manuel Otero … Read more

Suriname backtracks on building Jerusalem embassy | News

The Latin American country had said it does not have the funds to build the controversial embassy. The president of Suriname has backtracked on a controversial pledge to build an embassy in Jerusalem, citing budget constraints. The South American country would have followed the United States, Honduras, Guatemala and Kosovo by locating its embassy in … Read more

Chile workers strike at Codelco, world’s largest copper producer | Mining News

The strike follows government decision to close the foundry to curtail pollution in community. Workers at Chile’s state mining company Codelco – the largest producer of copper in the world – had launched an open-ended strike in protest of the government’s closing of a foundry to curtail pollution. At least 18 people were arrested after … Read more