Category: North America

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 >

Immigration: Border Patrol And Mexican Police Make History At Mexican Border

NOGALES, ARIZ. — In a politically sensitive operation at the Arizona-Mexico border, U.S. Border Patrol agents and Mexican federal police officers are training together, sharing intelligence and coordinating patrols for […] Read More >

Immigration Reform Road Trip Kicks Off In New York City; Organizers Call For Comprehensive Law In 2010

NEW YORK — With immigration reform losing impetus, reform advocates are not just taking to the streets — they’re taking to the road. A group of twelve immigration reform advocates, […] Read More >

Haitians Under U.S. Treatment Are Often Separated From Families

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – In turning tents into sophisticated operating theaters and deploying a gleaming hospital ship, the USNS Comfort, to the coast of Port-au-Prince, the U.S. government has brought needed […] Read More >

Interview with Javier Fuentes-León, Director of “Contracorriente”

As the Sundance film festival concluded last week, Javier Fuentes-León took home the Audience Award for World Cinema Drama for his first feature-length film. “Contracorriente” tells the story of Miguel […] Read More >

G-7 Members To Cancel Haiti’s Bilateral Debt

The world’s seven wealthiest countries said they will cancel the debt Haiti owes them at a meeting of the G-7 in Canada on Saturday, The BBC reports. The G-7 also […] Read More >

Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands: Lobbyists Help Smooth the Way for a Tax Break for Foreign Rum Maker

A transfer of billions of dollars in federal aid from public projects in Puerto Rico to one of the world’s largest liquor conglomerates over the next 30 years continues to […] Read More >

E-2 Visas Provide Immigration Opportunities to Wealthy Mexicans Fleeing Violence

SAN DIEGO — Last year Jorge, a Tijuana business owner who asked for anonymity for safety reasons, was driving home from work when several cars attempted to corner him. When […] Read More >