Category: North America

Children of Mexico’s Disappeared Seek Justice

NEW YORK — Aleida Gallangos is not easily deterred. Over five years ago, when she realized that the only way to find her long-lost brother in the United States was […] Read More >

Bill Clinton Urges Civil Society, NGOs to Support Haitian Government

NEW YORK — Haiti’s Jan. 12 earthquake killed more 200,000 people, destroyed the national economy, and left more than a million homeless. For Haiti’s 10,000, mostly foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), […] Read More >

Rally For Immigration Reform Draws Tens of Thousands to Washington; Protesters Call For Comprehensive Law in 2010

WASHINGTON — With the nation focused on the final passage of President Barack Obama’s controversial healthcare reform through Congress on Sunday, another group competed for lawmakers’ attention. Tens of thousands […] Read More >

Immigration Reform Advocates Head to Rally in Washington on Sunday

NEW YORK — Starting at 6 a.m. Sunday, 2,100 immigrants will hop in buses on Roosevelt Avenue in Elmhurst, Queens, and travel to Washington, D.C., with hopes of getting President […] Read More >

Mobilizing for Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2010; An Interview with Karina Claudio

NEW YORK — On the campaign trail, President Barack Obama called for comprehensive immigration reform. A year and half later, with his domestic agenda faltering in the face of opposition […] Read More >

Facing Protests in Ciudad Juárez, Calderón Says U.S. Must Reduce Consumption to Stem Mexico’s Drug War Violence

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mexican President Felipe Calderón visited the border city of Ciudad Juárez on Tuesday, where he was greeted by hundreds of protesters, according to […] Read More >

Cuba Experts Discuss Academic Travel to the Country for Americans

WASHINGTON — Experts and activists on Latin America criticized President Barack Obama for failing to lift restrictions on academic exchanges between the U.S. and Cuba at a conference in Washington on […] Read More >

Immigration Reform Advocates Stage Rally on Steps of City Hall in New York

NEW YORK — A warm and sunny afternoon brought out around 150 protesters to the steps of New York’s City Hall to gain momentum for the March 21 immigration reform rally […] Read More >

Zapatista-Inspired Rally Held in New York City; Aims to Fight Gentrification

NEW YORK — Over 120 people and 40 organizations participated in the Third Encounter for Dignity and Against Gentrification hosted by the Movement for Justice in el Barrio this past Sunday […] Read More >

Latin America Experts Assess Obama Administration’s First Year

WASHINGTON — Experts on Latin America met in Washington Monday to discuss the Obama administration’s record in the region, giving the president mixed reviews after his first year in office. […] Read More >