Category: North America

Democrat leaders requested an investigation into DEA-led operations in Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Democrat leaders in the house and senate requested an investigation into Drug Enforcement Administration-led operations in Mexico that triggered violent retaliation from drug cartels leading to […] Read More >

Plans for Mexican president to visit White House fall apart after heated call with Trump

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Preliminary arrangements for outgoing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s first visit to the Trump White House were set aside last week, following a heated 50-minute phone […] Read More >

Juan Rulfo, Rediscovering a Literary Giant

NEW YORK—Critics in Mexico had little use for Juan Rulfo’s novel when “Pedro Páramo” first appeared in 1955, and the slender volume that would become a national treasure sold poorly […] Read More >

International Organizations Call for End to Violence Against Journalists in Mexico

NEW YORK—Today marks one month since the assassination of journalist Javier Valdéz Cárdenas, which shook the international press community and further exemplified the pervasive violation of press freedom in Mexico. […] Read More >

Among Republican Latinas, Support for Donald Trump is Split

NEW YORK — As voters hit the polls today, presidential frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are making their last appeals to voters in an effort to win the race […] Read More >

Transgender Latinas Team Up Against Discrimination

Joselyn Mendoza, hair tied up in a neat bun, looked completely at ease as she combed a customer’s hair at the Parisien Beauty School in Queens, New York. On a […] Read More >

U.S. Halts Deportations To Haiti Due To Hurricane Matthew

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA The U.S. government will temporarily stop deporting migrants to Haiti after the country was devastated by Hurricane Matthew, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said […] Read More >

Hurricane Matthew Leaves Hundreds Dead In Haiti

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA The death toll from Hurricane Matthew, which struck Haiti on Tuesday, continues to rise, with Reuters reporting this morning that nearly 500 people have died. Matthew is the strongest […] Read More >

As Peace Referendum Approaches, Colombians Abroad Face Barriers to Voting

NEW YORK – Even in September, the Christmas lights and nativity scene that adorn the entrance of V&V Variety Store in Jackson Heights, Queens, do little to stand out. Down […] Read More >

In the Olympics’ Wake, Creating a Digital Memory of Rio’s Evictions

Last week, Brazilian journalist Natalia Viana went through one of her longest commutes in Rio de Janeiro. She started in the eastern neighborhood of Botafogo, where she directs the investigative […] Read More >