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

Abuse survivors sue Chilean state for damages

Paul Schaeffer, a former Nazi, turned the so-called Dignity Colony into a prison.

Abuse survivors sue Chilean state for damages

Latin America

Chile economy hurt by US-China trade war

Chile regarded as Latin America's most stable economy, but has seen sharp rise in unemployment as exports to China takes a hit.

Chile economy hurt by US-China trade war

Latin America

Chile suffers the worst drought in 60 years

Chile's populated capital Santiago, as well as the Valparaiso region, could be left without drinking water by 2030.

Chile suffers the worst drought in 60 years

Latin America

Total solar eclipse: Tourists flock to Chile for celestial show

People in parts of Argentina and Chile will gaze heavenwards to see a rare total solar eclipse.

Total solar eclipse: Tourists flock to Chile for celestial show

Latin America

Venezuelan migrants risk discrimination for new life in Chile

Chile clamps down on undocumented migration, closing the door to migrants as the country's immigration is soaring again.

Venezuelan migrants risk discrimination for new life in Chile

Latin America

Trump revives Monroe Doctrine as warning to China and Russia

Latin American countries long demonised the doctrine which historically gave Washington a blank cheque to intervene.

Trump revives Monroe Doctrine as warning to China and Russia

Latin America

Venezuela: Desperate patients seek spiritual cures

Venezuelans look for miracles to help them through desperate times.

Venezuela: Desperate patients seek spiritual cures

Venezuela

Venezuela: Where's the petrol?

Venezuela has the world's largest oil reserves, yet people are scrambling to fill car tanks as petrol supplies dry up.

Venezuela: Where's the petrol?

Latin America

After economy, Venezuela's waste collection system collapses

How Venezuelans are coping with the problems piling up on many streets.

After economy, Venezuela's waste collection system collapses

Latin America

Oil-rich Venezuela runs low on fuel amid economic crisis

Long queues at petrol stations as country reels from latest in string of commodity shortages.

Oil-rich Venezuela runs low on fuel amid economic crisis

Venezuela

Venezuela: Who are the colectivos?

Government opponents fear the armed groups more than police, but for Maduro, the colectivos are likened to 'angels of socialism'.

Venezuela: Who are the colectivos?

Latin America

Brazil to ease gun laws despite rampant violence

Owning a gun in Brazil to become easier despite school shooting massacre this month and a widespread homicide crisis.

Brazil  to ease gun laws despite rampant violence