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

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?

Latin America

Nicaragua unrest: New refugee crisis unfolding in Latin America

Immigration authorities say so far 23,000 Nicaraguans have applied for asylum in neighbouring Costa Rica since deadly political unrest erupted in April.

Nicaragua unrest: New refugee crisis unfolding in Latin America

Latin America

Nicaragua unrest: New law targets student protesters

The government of Daniel Ortega arrests scores of activists under a new 'anti-terrorism' law that the UN says is intended to criminalise opposition to the government, as unrest continues in Nicaragua.

Nicaragua unrest: New law targets student protesters

Latin America

Nicaragua unrest: Ruling party accused of land grabs

Private property owners in Nicaragua accuse the government of organising land invasions to punish adversaries.

Nicaragua unrest: Ruling party accused of land grabs

Nicaragua

Nicaragua: Memories of a bygone revolution

Nearly four decades after Nicaragua's revolution, former Sandinista commanders believe President Daniel Ortega has become the new Anastasio Somoza.

Nicaragua: Memories of a bygone revolution