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 election: Maduro eyes second term despite economic woes

In midst of continuing economic crisis, Venezuelans have to decide whether they will vote in polls boycotted by opposition.

Venezuela election: Maduro eyes second term despite economic woes

Venezuela

Venezuela in a quagmire

With the main opposition parties boycotting the polls, President Nicolas Maduro poised for re-election despite a low approval rating.

Venezuela in a quagmire

Latin America

Transplant patients in Venezuela in need of life-saving drugs

A lack of immunosuppressant drugs in Venezuela is putting patients with transplanted organs at risk of rejection, even death.

Transplant patients in Venezuela in need of life-saving drugs

Latin America

Why Chile is giving citizenship to Palestinian refugees

Palestinians living in Chile have grown to become not only the largest Palestinian community outside of the Middle East, but also extremely prosperous and influential both in industry and politics.

Why Chile is giving citizenship to Palestinian refugees

Latin America

Nicaragua unrest: UN to probe killings of government opponents

Nicaragua's embattled government has accepted an ultimatum by Catholic Church to permit UN and Inter-American Human Rights Commissions to investigate killings of scores of government opponents.

Nicaragua unrest: UN to probe killings of government opponents

Latin America

Nicaragua protests: UN calls for access to investigate deaths

Dozens of students died during anti-government protests, and now the UN wants to investigate their deaths.

Nicaragua protests: UN calls for access to investigate deaths

Latin America

Ortega under pressure: Nicaraguans demand resignation

Protesters have rejected the proposed Truth and Justice Commission and are demanding that the killings of students and journalists be investigated by international rights groups.

Ortega under pressure: Nicaraguans demand resignation

Latin America

How light pollution undermines search for other planets

We know all about the pollution of our water, air, and soil, but how much have you thought about light pollution?

How light pollution undermines search for other planets

Latin America

Cubans sceptical of new president's promises

New president faces daunting challenge of modernising state-run economy to make it more rational and effective.

Cubans sceptical of new president's promises

Latin America

Cuba's President Raul Castro to step down

The 86-year-old has reportedly been grooming his Vice President, 57-year-old Miguel Diaz-Canel, to take his place.

Cuba's President Raul Castro to step down

Cuba

Raul Castro's report card

For the first time in six decades, Cuba will be led by a person who does not carry the name Castro.

Raul Castro's report card

Latin America

Brazil court to rule on ex-leader Lula's jail term

Tensions are rising ahead of Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling on whether to accept former president's argument that he cannot be sent to jail to serve a 12-and-a-half year sentence for corruption until he has exhausted all appeals.

Brazil court to rule on ex-leader Lula's jail term