Category: United States

Great Reads Round-Up: April 6-12

As Colombian Oil Money Flowed to Clintons, State Department Took No Action to Prevent Labor Violations Matthew Cunningham-Cook, David Sirota and Andrew Perez. International Business Times. April 8, 2015. (2,695 […] Read More >

Summit of the Americas Begins, U.S.-Cuba Relations Take Center Stage

Top Story — The Summit of The Americas begins today in Panama, and historic diplomatic talks between the United States and Cuba are at the center of attention as the […] Read More >

US Deports Salvadoran ‘Dirty War’ General

Top Story — U.S. authorities on Wednesday deported a ex-army general from El Salvador for his alleged role in human rights abuses during that country’s civil war, which ran from […] Read More >

Gunmen Ambush Mexico Police, Killing 15

An ambush by criminal gunmen against police in the western Mexican state of Jalisco killed 15 officers and injured five, authorities announced on Tuesday — the deadliest attack targeting the […] Read More >

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Alan Gross Appeal in Lawsuit Against U.S. Government

NEW YORK — The U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal on Monday by former government subcontractor Alan Gross, who filed a $60 million lawsuit in 2012 alleging negligence on the […] Read More >

Great Reads Round-Up: March 30-April 5

The Rookie and the Zetas: How the Feds Took Down a Drug Cartel’s Horse-Racing Empire Joe Tone. Dallas Observer. April 1 2015. (6,804 words) The Treviño brothers led diametrically opposed […] Read More >

Guatemalans File $1 Billion Lawsuit Over U.S. Government Research that Exposed Subjects to STDs

NEW YORK — More than 750 Guatemalans filed a lawsuit Wednesday in the U.S. city of Baltimore against Johns Hopkins University, drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb and The Rockefeller Foundation over their […] Read More >

Latin American Leaders Rally Behind Venezuela

Top Story — Top Latin American officials threw their support behind Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Tuesday, denouncing the March 9 sanctions imposed by the United States on seven of […] Read More >

Great Reads Round-Up: March 9-15

U.S.-Born Students in Mexico Risk Becoming ‘Lost Generation’ Nina Lakhani. The Los Angeles Times. March 9, 2015. (1,052 words) In recent years, record-high deportation rates and a financial crisis saw […] Read More >

Obama Reluctantly Complies With Judge’s Injunction on Immigration Order

Top Story — President Barack Obama was forced to suspend on Tuesday the first phase of his executive order on immigration, which would have gone into effect Wednesday, after a […] Read More >