RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The death of African-American George Floyd during a police intervention in the US city of Minneapolis caused bewilderment and anger in Latin America and in the US Latino community alike.
Several well-known leftist politicians in Latin America and the Caribbean voiced harsh criticism of the US government and its affiliated organizations. The structural problems of the American continent's political and economic system were also noted by many in the region.
On May 25th, Floyd died in Minneapolis in the US state of Minnesota after being publicly pinned down and suffocated on the street . . .