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

Chile: Vatican's sex abuse investigator hospitalised

Maltese Archbishop Charles Scicluna's hospitalisation has put more pressure on the Vatican, already facing criticism for not doing enough to deal with allegations of abuse by a Catholic Priest in Chile.

Chile: Vatican's sex abuse investigator hospitalised

Latin America

Brazil apps track gunfire as Rio violence spikes

Crime and violence in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro has spiked to the worst levels in more than a decade, particularly within the past year, prompting residents to take unprecedented measures to stay safe.

Brazil apps track gunfire as Rio violence spikes

Latin America

Party time in Brazil: Dancing away troubles at Carnival

Brazilians struggling in poverty and unemployment are setting aside their problems, as Carnival season hits the streets.

Party time in Brazil: Dancing away troubles at Carnival

Latin America

Venezuela election: Lima group rejects early election

Foreign ministers from Latin America and Canada had gathered in Peru to discuss the crisis in Venezuela, but the announcement of snap elections, from which most opposition has been banned, was a surprise.

Venezuela election: Lima group rejects early election

Pope Francis

Pope in crisis: From Rolling Stone to sex abuse scandal

Sexual abuse survivors say Pope Francis failed them on his latest visit to Chile, as he defended a bishop accused of paedophilia.

Pope in crisis: From Rolling Stone to sex abuse scandal

Chile

Why China and Latin America are discussing trade now

China's huge market has been absorbing more and more food commodities it cannot produce at home from Latin American growers. Will this relationship grow into the fields of innovation and manufacturing?

Why China and Latin America are discussing trade now

Latin America

Chile: Pope Francis calls on Mapuche to shun violence

Pope Francis called for the Mapuche people to be treated as equals, but a Vatican spokesperson said the pope is not in Chile to mediate and the pontiff did not mention the key issue, land rights, in his homily.

Chile: Pope Francis calls on Mapuche to shun violence

Latin America

Pope Francis expresses 'pain, shame' over Chile sex abuse scandal

It is the first time he has commented on the crisis surrounding a former priest who was found guilty in 2011 of abusing teenage boys.

Pope Francis expresses 'pain, shame' over Chile sex abuse scandal

Pope Francis

Crisis of faith in Chile as pope visits amid sexual abuse scandal

Chile has suffered some of the worst cases of ecclesiastic sex abuse in the region, and the Catholic Church is paying the price.

Crisis of faith in Chile as pope visits amid sexual abuse scandal

Chile

Chile to remember indigenous victims of dictatorship

Many activists vanished during the 1970s and their remains were never found.

Chile to remember indigenous victims of dictatorship

Latin America

Rising seas; shrinking Cuba's future, scientists say

The impact of climate change is being felt all over the world - especially on low-lying islands.

Rising seas; shrinking Cuba's future, scientists say

Cuba

Cuban dance performers suffer setbacks amid US travel ban

One of the victims of Washington’s decision to stop issuing travel visas from its embassy in Cuba is a unique dance company, that is no stranger to restrictions, both at home and abroad.

Cuban dance performers suffer setbacks amid US travel ban