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

Ecuador emergency: Protesters infuriated by killings

Death of at least 5 protesters In Ecuador, in the past week of anti-government anger, is provoking an increasing backlash against the president.

Ecuador emergency: Protesters infuriated by killings

Latin America

Ecuador protests erupt for sixth day over fuel subsidy cuts

Protesters briefly bust through security lines and enter the National Assembly as anger over labour, tax reforms grows.

Ecuador protests erupt for sixth day over fuel subsidy cuts

Latin America

Brazil's Bolsonaro at UN: Defiant about fires burning in Amazon

Despite global outrage, President Jair Bolsonaro says international media has exaggerated problem of Amazon fires.

Brazil's Bolsonaro at UN: Defiant about fires burning in Amazon

Latin America

Planet SOS: Amazon fires fears rainforest will become desert

Last month, the number of wildfires in the Amazon tripled compared with the previous year.

Planet SOS: Amazon fires fears rainforest will become desert

Latin America

Residents of Brazil's Amazon decry deadly deforestation disaster

In the Amazonian area of Anapu, loggers and cattle farmers are increasingly destroying the rainforest with almost total impunity.

Residents of Brazil's Amazon decry deadly deforestation disaster

Latin America

Brazil cancels indigenous land requests after land dispute

Indigenous claims to ancestral lands rejected as groups are pushed into crowded reserves and Amazon fires rage.

Brazil cancels indigenous land requests after land dispute

Latin America

Amazon fires: Soldiers join volunteers to battle fire

More than 1.5 million hectares of Bolivia's Amazon and Chiquitano tropical forests have been destroyed by fire.

Amazon fires: Soldiers join volunteers to battle fire

Latin America

Bolivia volunteers brave wildfires to save animals

An armadillo; a tortoise; a hawk; a boa constrictor - all are recovering thanks to the efforts of Bolivian veterinarians who travelled to the Nembi Guasu Reserve to rescue animals injured by the fires.

Bolivia volunteers brave wildfires to save animals

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