Category: North America

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 >

Haiti Earthquake: Worry Triggers Involvement

NEW YORK — Like so many Haitian-Americans, Samira Louis and her family eagerly awaited news of relatives in Haiti in the wake of the Jan. 12 earthquake. Within hours, the […] Read More >

Cuba Should Be Removed From State Sponsors of Terrorism List, Experts Say

WASHINGTON — A panel of experts advocated the removal of Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism at a conference organized by the Center for International Policy […] Read More >

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 >

Ceviche — South America Offers The Next Big Thing In Raw Food

New York — American palates have for years embraced sushi, the refined and artful Japanese rendering of raw fish. But what about ceviche? Why isn’t this crisply chilled, citrus marinated […] 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 >