Lucia Newman

Lucia Newman

"Lucia Newman, based in Buenos Aires, is Al Jazeera's Latin America editor. She has 25 years of experience in television and journalism.

A recipient of many awards in journalism, in 2001 Lucia picked up the prestigious Edward R. Morrow Award for ""sustained coverage of Elian Gonzalez"", the child at the centre of a heated custody and immigration battle in 2000 involving the Cuban and US governments."

Latin America

Chile-Bolivia relations at their worst since 1884

Chile is celebrating its National Independence day amid increasing tensions with neighbouring Bolivia. Bolivia has gone to the International Court of Justice, demanding Chile negotiates an outlet to the Pacific Ocean.

Chile-Bolivia relations at their worst since 1884

Latin America

Venezuela crisis worsened by severe cash shortage

On top of major shortages of food and medicine, Venezuelans are now struggling with a lack of currency banknotes.

Venezuela crisis worsened by severe cash shortage

Latin America

Venezuela crisis tops US Vice President Pence's agenda in Chile

US Vice President Mike Pence is in Chile as part of his tour of Latin American countries to promote harsher regional measures against Venezuela.

Venezuela crisis tops US Vice President Pence's agenda in Chile

Latin America

US aims to bolster ties with Latin America allies with VP tour

Tensions remain high between the US and Venezuela on the eve of US Vice President Mike Pence's tour of South America.

US aims to bolster ties with Latin America allies with VP tour

Latin America

Venezuelan violinist detained over anti-Maduro protests

Violinist Wuilly Artiaga is facing years in prison after he was arrested and charged with instigating violence.

Venezuelan violinist detained over anti-Maduro protests

Venezuela

Terrorists or the resistance: Two faces of Venezuelan protesters

Protesters in Venezuela are now two faces of the same coin.

Terrorists or the resistance: Two faces of Venezuelan protesters

Latin America

Venezuela: How free and fair will Sunday's vote be?

Maduro says the constituent assembly election is the only way to guarantee peace, but critics argue it will destroy one of the region's oldest democracies.

Venezuela: How free and fair will Sunday's vote be?

Latin America

Chile: A new haven for Caribbean and South American migrants?

As the US and parts of Europe close their borders to migrants and refugees, one of the world's more isolated countries has opened its doors.

Chile: A new haven for Caribbean and South American migrants?

Latin America

Mexicans turn ancestors’ craft into artworks

Brightly coloured folk art crafted in a remote Mexican town can sell for thousands of dollars.

Mexicans turn ancestors’ craft into artworks

Latin America

Chile's penguin colonies disappear as global temperature rises

Penguin colonies in parts of South America are starting to disappear as global temperatures rise and extreme weather destroys habitats. Chile's Magellan region is the most affected. Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Isla Magdalena, Chile.

Chile's penguin colonies disappear as global temperature rises

Latin America

Mexico: Outrage grows over record murder rate

The country registered more than 2,000 murders in May, a record high for any month since 1997, underlining Mexico's struggles to deal with the illegal narcotics trade.

Mexico: Outrage grows over record murder rate

Latin America

Mexican government accused of ‘spying’

Mexico is investigating allegations of online spying against prominent journalists and activists. President Enrique Pena Nieto has denied involvement, saying that spying software is only used against suspected criminals.

Mexican government accused of ‘spying’