Category: Dispatches

Haiti Must Build A Strong State To Recover From Earthquake, Experts Say; Call For Haitian “Marshall Plan”

NEW YORK — A Port-au-Prince school collapsed on a sunny day in Nov. 2008, leaving 80 children dead. The school, perched precariously on a hillside, had been built without a […] Read More >

Haiti Earthquake: Dominicans Give, But Hard Feelings Remain

NEW YORK — Fifteen minutes after he heard about the earthquake in Haiti, Dominican barber Jose Taveras said he made a donation to the Red Cross. Taveras was born in […] Read More >

Judges Urge Congress To Act On Indefinite Terrorism Detentions At Guantánamo

Three judges on the federal trial court hearing challenges brought by Guantanamo prisoners are calling on Congress and the Obama administration to enact a law to address one of the […] Read More >

Fleeing Violence, Immigrants and Restaurants Move From Tijuana, Mexico to San Diego

San Diego — As Mexico’s two year-old drug war intensifies, leading to greater violence and insecurity in the city of Tijuana, many families are moving across the border to San […] Read More >

Rally For Immigration Reform Held in New York City; Immigration Organizations Want Comprehensive Law In 2010

New York — Protesters carrying signs declaring “Justice and Dignity for the Immigrants” and “Reform Not Raids” converged inside the Judson Memorial Church, in New York City’s Washington Square Park, […] Read More >

Cuban Musicians Resuming U.S. Performances

NEW YORK — New York City recently hosted its first Cuban band in five years, after the group Septeto Nacional became the first to win a visa that allowed it […] Read More >

Lofty Goals and a Long Way to Go; Sex Work and HIV Remain Steady in the Caribbean

NEW YORK — The going rate for unprotected sex with a prostitute in Haiti’s urban centers was less than one U.S. dollar in 2001, says an article posted by the […] Read More >

Fewer Voices, More Stories; How Thorough Is Coverage of Mexico’s Drug War?

NEW YORK—With recent shootouts and brutal massacres, drug-related violence in northern Mexico continues to increase in both blood and numbers. Marc Lacey, The New York Times bureau chief for Mexico, […] Read More >

Putting the Best Face on a Coup D’Etat

The government of Honduras – referred to these days as “de facto,” “interim” or “illegitimate” – is dealing with its public perception problem just like any tarnished ruling party would: […] Read More >