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

Cuba holds municipal elections as post-Castro era nears

Cuba has held its first municipal elections a year after the death of Fidel Castro.

Cuba holds municipal elections as post-Castro era nears

Cuba

Cuba set for post-Castro era

Cubans are set for a post-Castro era as they mark the first anniversary of the death of their revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, who built the communist state half a century ago.

Cuba set for post-Castro era

Latin America

Cubans mark first anniversary of Fidel Castro's death

Cubans mark the first anniversary of the death of their revolutionary leader.

Cubans mark first anniversary of Fidel Castro's death

Latin America

Chile election: will it be Pinera or Guillier?

The first round of voting for Chile’s president did not deliver a clear winner and will go to a runoff in December between the top two candidates. Coming in third was a surprise performance by Beatriz Sanchez, a left-wing coalition candidate.

Chile election: will it be Pinera or Guillier?

Latin America

Chile to elect President Bachelet’s successor

Chileans are heading to the polls to elect the country’s next president on Sunday.

Chile to elect President Bachelet’s successor

Chile

Chile prepares for presidential elections

On Sunday, a group of student leaders, elected four years ago promising reform, will face re-election as Chile goes to the polls.

Chile prepares for presidential elections

Chile

Chile: Outgoing leader Bachelet leaves uncertain legacy

President Michelle Bachelet has earned plaudits abroad but at home her approval ratings are low and voter apathy high.

Chile: Outgoing leader Bachelet leaves uncertain legacy

Chile

Mapuche conflict: 'People feel danger every day'

In Chile, Mapuche activists have been demanding the restoration of their ancestral land and regional autonomy.

Mapuche conflict: 'People feel danger every day'

Energy

The economics of Chile's renewable energy

Chile is now one of the world's leaders in clean renewable energy.

The economics of Chile's renewable energy

HIV

Chile struggles with growing HIV rate

Chile's government is struggling to control a growing number of new HIV cases. The country has one of the highest rates of new infections in Latin America.

Chile struggles with growing HIV rate

Latin America

The legacy of Cuba's revolutionary hero Che Guevara

Che Guevara is the Argentine-born doctor who became an iconic figure after playing a key role in Fidel Castro’s revolution in Cuba, where his image adorns t-shirts and mugs, as well as buildings.

The legacy of Cuba's revolutionary hero Che Guevara

Latin America

Washington expels 15 Cuban diplomats over 'sonic attacks'

Fifteen Cuban diplomats have been expelled from the US. The United States says it took the decision after Havana failed to protect its staff from alleged sonic attacks.

Washington expels 15 Cuban diplomats over 'sonic attacks'