Category: News Briefs

Mexico President Signs Safety Law For Nurseries

Over two years since a fire claimed the lives of nearly fifty children in Mexico, President Felipe Calderón signed into law a landmark proposal to regulate the country’s day care […] Read More >

Mexico City Legislators Push To Ban Bullfighting

Mexico City may soon follow the lead of the Spanish province of Cataluña and ban all forms of bullfighting. A pair of opposition politicians representing the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI, […] Read More >

Mexico Arrests Zetas Leader Suspected Of Ordering Monterrey Casino Attack

Mexican defense officials said Thursday that they captured a top member of the Zetas drug cartel, who allegedly ordered the arson attack on a casino in Monterrey that killed 52 […] Read More >

Conjugal Visits For Gay Couples Legalized In Costa Rica

Costa Rica has overturned a rule prohibiting conjugal visits for gay prisoners, the Supreme Court announced Thursday. Article 66 of Costa Rica’s Technical Penitentiary Regulations guaranteed the right to “intimate […] Read More >

Abortion Ban Rejected By Colombian Senate

A congressional committee defeated a proposal on Wednesday that would have modified the Colombian constitution in order to ban all forms of abortion. The bill, which was submitted by Conservative Party […] Read More >

Cuban 5: Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, Other Celebrities Ask Obama To Send René González Home

A group of U.S. celebrities including Danny Glover, Susan Sarandon and Pete Seeger called on President Barack Obama Monday to send a Cuban agent who was released from prison on […] Read More >

Mexico: Activists File Complaint Against Calderón For Drug War Human Rights Violations

Human rights activists filed a criminal complaint with the International Criminal Court at the Hague against Mexican President Felipe Calderón for his alleged role in the commission of war crimes […] Read More >

Abbas Colombia Visit: Palestinian President Seeks Support For Statehood Bid

President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Colombia Monday, where he hopes to gain President Juan Manuel Santos’ support for Palestine’s bid for recognition by the United Nations. […] Read More >

Former Monterrey Mayor Arrested For Corruption; Alleged Ties To Casino Fire

The former mayor of the violent Mexican city of Monterrey was arrested Sunday for alleged irregularities in public works during his time in office between 2006 and 2009. Adalberto Madero […] Read More >

Honduras May Merge Police And Military, Security Minister Bonilla Says

Rumors are swirling that Honduras may soon merge the country’s national police force with the military in an effort to provide security and resources to a nation plagued by rampant […] Read More >