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

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

Latin America

Bolsonaro in Chile: Brazilian leader sparks controversy

Brazilian president causes anger in Chile, sparking protests and a rare political boycott.

Bolsonaro in Chile: Brazilian leader sparks controversy

Latin America

Venezuela mental health institutions struggle in economic crisis

Years of economic hardship are taking a shocking toll on Venezuela's most vulnerable, leaving psychiatric patients without doctors, food or medicine.

Venezuela mental health institutions struggle in economic crisis

Venezuela

Families of defected Venezuelan soldiers speak out about torture

Families of Venezuelan soldiers imprisoned for opposing the regime speak of their treatment by law enforcement officers.

Families of defected Venezuelan soldiers speak out about torture

Business & Economy

Despite hardships, small core still backs Venezuela's Maduro

Six years of economic turmoil have not dampened revolutionary flame for tiny group of hardcore supporters

Despite hardships, small core still backs Venezuela's Maduro

Latin America

Venezuela's school system collapsing due to economic crisis

Starving schoolchildren, striking teachers and decrepit buildings are contributing to the breakdown of Venezuela's educational system.

Venezuela's school system collapsing due to economic crisis

Latin America

Venezuela's fuel and fertiliser shortage reduce farm production

Farmers struggle to transport their produce to market due to premium fuel prices.

Venezuela's fuel and fertiliser shortage reduce farm production