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

Brazilian social group alleges witch-hunt since Bolsonaro's win

Describing the Landless Workers Movement as 'terrorists', Jair Bolsonaro has vowed to crack down on the group.

Brazilian social group alleges witch-hunt since Bolsonaro's win

Latin America

Cubans to approve final draft of constitution in February

Cuba's new president is overseeing what's being called 'the modernisation of socialism' in the country.

Cubans to approve final draft of constitution in February

Cuba

At Havana film festival, Cuban filmmakers fight censorship

Pushing the boundaries despite strong censorship, thousands turn out to see this year's offerings at the Havana international film festival.

At Havana film festival, Cuban filmmakers fight censorship

Latin America

Brazil's president-elect threatens Amazon rainforest

Jair Bolsonaro aims to boost mining, farming and dam building in Amazon.

Brazil's president-elect threatens Amazon rainforest

Latin America

Trade deals, dancing and protests: G20 summit day one wraps up

The summit is an historic event for Argentina and a chance for President Mauricio Macri who is struggling with double-digit inflation and recession.

Trade deals, dancing and protests: G20 summit day one wraps up

Latin America

Brazil’s president-elect shakes up foreign relations

The president’s realignment seems to be strongly pro-Washington.

Brazil’s president-elect shakes up foreign relations

Latin America

Why is Chile flying migrants back home?

Chile returned a planeload of immigrants to their native country on Wednesday in the first in a series of 'humanitarian flights' criticised by migrant groups as 'forced deportations'.

Why is Chile flying migrants back home?

Latin America

Brazil election: Is Haddad the former president’s puppet?

Fernando Haddad has little time to convince the undecided that he is not the puppet of the imprisoned former president whom he replaced on the ballot.

Brazil election: Is Haddad the former president’s puppet?

Latin America

$10 and a pack of lies: Buying votes from Brazil's poor

Extreme poverty in Brazil is making some potential voters easy targets for politicians willing to make empty promises and buy votes.

$10 and a pack of lies: Buying votes from Brazil's poor

Latin America

Hundreds of candidates in Brazil election accused of corruption

Many politicians tied to Brazil's worst corruption scandals are expected to be re-elected.

Hundreds of candidates in Brazil election accused of corruption

Latin America

Kirchner corruption charges boost Macri's re-election prospects

Argentinian president expected to lose support after tax increase proposal, but Cristina de Kirchner’s alleged corruption is expected to give him a boost in next year’s vote.

Kirchner corruption charges boost Macri's re-election prospects

Middle East

Palestinians hold sit-in over plan to demolish Khan al-Ahmar

Protest comes as European countries made plea to Israel, asking it to not destroy the occupied West Bank village.

Palestinians hold sit-in over plan to demolish Khan al-Ahmar