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's $4.5bn stimulus: Boost follows months of mass protests

The demonstrations of discontent from lower-income areas are becoming increasingly violent.

Chile's $4.5bn stimulus: Boost follows months of mass protests

Latin America

Chile lifts COVID-19 lockdown as Latin America still hardest-hit

After months of lockdown, Chile cautiously starts to lift restrictions, while its neighbours across Latin America struggle to get a grip on the coronavirus pandemic.

Chile lifts COVID-19 lockdown as Latin America still hardest-hit

Latin America

Chile police train dogs to sniff out COVID-19 patients

The dogs are being trained to detect carriers of COVID-19 by identifying a smell metabolic changes cause in their body.

Chile police train dogs to sniff out COVID-19 patients

Latin America

Chile Senate approves pension reform bill

A new pension reform law in Chile gives those hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic a chance to dip into their savings. But it has left President Sebastian with his back against the wall.

Chile Senate approves pension reform bill

Latin America

Chile's economic illusion: Coronavirus exposes inequalities

How the pandemic is exposing the fault lines in Chile's economic system.

Chile's economic illusion: Coronavirus exposes inequalities

Latin America

Chileans warn pandemic exploited to compromise women's rights

Feminist groups say COVID-19 crisis is being used to reduce civil liberties.

Chileans warn pandemic exploited to compromise women's rights

Latin America

WHO says COVID-19 cases in Brazil no longer rising exponentially

Brazil's coronavirus infections have reached a plateau, creating an opportunity to get the outbreak there under control.

WHO says COVID-19 cases in Brazil no longer rising exponentially

Latin America

Venezuela crisis: Security forces accused of human rights abuses

A report by the UN expresses concern about allegations of torture and forced disappearances by security forces.

Venezuela crisis: Security forces accused of human rights abuses

Latin America

Chile's once robust economy devastated by COVID-19

About 2.5 million people are out of work in the Latin American country and many are going hungry amid the crisis.

Chile's once robust economy devastated by COVID-19

Latin America

Brazil: Coronavirus restrictions lifted in Rio, Sao Paulo

Bars and restaurants in Brazil's biggest city Sao Paulo have reopened after more than three months of restrictions.

Brazil: Coronavirus restrictions lifted in Rio, Sao Paulo

Latin America

Students return to school in Chile's Easter Island

Unlike on Easter Island, mainland schools show no sign that they will reopen anytime soon.

Students return to school in Chile's Easter Island

Latin America

Copper price surges due to global shortage

Chile, the world's largest exporter of metal essential in electronic products and manufacturing, faces drastic drop in production due to COVID-19.

Copper price surges due to global shortage