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

Catholic Church to reveal decision on priestly celibacy in Amazon

Church mulls decision due to scarcity of priests in Amazon and decreasing number of Roman Catholics in Latin America.

Catholic Church to reveal decision on priestly celibacy in Amazon

Latin America

Chile drought enters critical phase

Almost half a million people in Chile struggle to access water

Chile drought enters critical phase

Latin America

Venezuela has 'world's highest murder rate'

A non-government organisation says many of the murders in the South American country are extrajudicial killings by police.

Venezuela has 'world's highest murder rate'

Latin America

Venezuela opposition claims evidence of bribes

They say audio recordings reveal $700,000 was offered from officials for them to turn on leader Juan Guaido.

Venezuela opposition claims evidence of bribes

Latin America

Venezuela dollarisation: Use of American dollars increasing

Turning to US dollar, Venezuelans move away from bolivar as economic crisis continues.

Venezuela dollarisation: Use of American dollars increasing

Latin America

Venezuela's Maduro gives State of the Union address

Amid strong international criticism and economic sanctions, the president said he was open to providing more guarantees of transparency.

Venezuela's Maduro gives State of the Union address

Latin America

Venezuela political crisis: Support for Guaido slips

Opposition leader Juan Guaido struggles to maintain momentum in his bid to remove President Maduro.

Venezuela political crisis: Support for Guaido slips

Latin America

Venezuela's Guaido to challenge rival for Congress presidency

Opposition leader Guaido to return to National Assembly to challenge rival elected by President Maduro's allies.

Venezuela's Guaido to challenge rival for Congress presidency

Latin America

Chile plans to be carbon neutral by 2050

Chile is leading the developing world with a pledge to relinquish the use of coal to generate power.

Chile plans to be carbon neutral by 2050

Environment

Meet Brazil's former 'King of Soy', now hailed by some conservationists

Blairo Maggi, the leader of Brazil's 'ruralist bench' in Congress, says it is possible to grow agribusiness in a sustainable way.

Meet Brazil's former 'King of Soy', now hailed by some conservationists

Latin America

Brazil indigenous seek to capitalise on agribusiness

In Brazil 13 percent of the Amazon Rainforest is indigenous reserves - off limits to farmers who contribute to deforestation.

Brazil indigenous seek to capitalise on agribusiness

Latin America

Chile wealth inequality fuelling protests

The Latin American country has the highest per capita income but also the highest inequality index.

Chile wealth inequality fuelling protests