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

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

Latin America

Chile economy: Neighbour's woes spill over

Chile's economy feels the pinch from its neighbours.

Chile economy: Neighbour's woes spill over

Latin America

Argentina: Peso's fall raises concerns of financial hardship

Argentina's government says it will discuss a $50bn bailout loan with the IMF.

Argentina: Peso's fall raises concerns of financial hardship

Latin America

Venezuela moves to raise petrol price amid crisis

Venezuelans have until the end of the month to register their cars for an unspecified amount of subsidised petrol, before prices go up dramatically for everyone else.

Venezuela moves to raise petrol price amid crisis

Latin America

Venezuela: New currency fails to curb hyperinflation

Price of goods are already going up after the Venezuelan bolivar was devalued by 95 percent over the weekend.

Venezuela: New currency fails to curb hyperinflation

Argentina

Argentina's 'green and blue' abortion showdown

pro-abortion rights activists say the 'war is not over' after Senate votes against legalisation bill that divided the country.

Argentina's 'green and blue' abortion showdown

Nicaragua

Is Nicaragua in danger of slipping into civil war?

Concerns over armed confrontation and regional instability amid protests against President Daniel Ortega.

Is Nicaragua in danger of slipping into civil war?