Category: News Briefs

Guatemalans File $1 Billion Lawsuit Over U.S. Government Research that Exposed Subjects to STDs

NEW YORK — More than 750 Guatemalans filed a lawsuit Wednesday in the U.S. city of Baltimore against Johns Hopkins University, drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb and The Rockefeller Foundation over their […] Read More >

Transcript: Obama’s Statement to the Press Over Immigration Ruling

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama was forced to suspend the first phase of his executive order on immigration, which would have gone into effect Wednesday, after a Texas federal judge […] Read More >

At Least 16 Dead, 60 Injured in Haiti Carnival Accident (Update)

UPDATE: The Haitian government has cancelled the last day of Carnival celebrations, and declared three days of mourning following Tuesday’s accident. UPDATE 2: The number of reported dead following the […] Read More >

Investigation Into Argentine President Will Resume

In the latest twist in a case that has captivated Argentina over the past month, a federal prosecutor has decided to move forward with accusations that President Cristina Fernández and […] Read More >

FARC Rebels Announce a Ban on the Recruitment of Child Soldiers

FARC rebels in Colombia announced Thursday an immediate and indefinite ban on the recruitment of child soldiers under 17 years old, a concession that the government and human rights advocates […] Read More >

Two Confirmed Dead as Latest News on Mexican Maternity Ward Explosion Emerges

An explosion caused by a gas leak at a Mexico City maternity and children’s hospital killed two people and injured dozens more, according to the Borough Chief of Cuajimalpa, where […] Read More >

Missing Mexican Journalist Found Dead, Mayor Accused of Orchestrating His Death

The body of Veracruz journalist José Moisés Sánchez Cerezo, missing since Jan. 2, has been found on the outskirts of Medellín de Bravo, Mexico, state prosecutor Luís Angel Bravo announced […] Read More >

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

In the year since TIME magazine billed him as the savior of Mexico, President Enrique Peña Nieto has watched his public image unravel. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto spent this […] Read More >

As World Looks to Paris, Violence Against Journalists Rages on in Mexico

On Jan. 2, sometime after 7 p.m., a group of heavily armed men stormed the modest house of journalist José Moisés Sánchez Cerezo in Medellín de Bravo, in the Mexican […] Read More >

Transcript: Obama’s Cuba Speech

Below is a full transcript of President Obama’s speech on Cuba. A video of the speech can be found following the transcript. OBAMA: Good afternoon. Today, the United States of […] Read More >