Category: United States

Undocumented Immigrants to Meet Pope Francis in New York

NEW YORK — On a small soccer field in the shadows of Yankee Stadium, Cristian Contreras practices in the goal. It is where he has spent most of his Saturdays […] Read More >

Wikileaks Reveals Details of NSA Spying on Brazil

Top Story — The whistleblower website Wikileaks has released documents detailing the extent of the U.S. surveillance that targeted Brazil’s president and others, causing a major diplomatic row in 2013. […] Read More >

U.S., Cuba Will Announce Embassy Openings

Top Story — The United States and Cuba are expected to announce Wednesday the details of their plans to open embassies for the first time in more than 50 years, […] Read More >

In Declaring Puerto Rico’s Debt “Unpayable,” Governor Shifts Position on Debt Restructuring

In a televised speech delivered in a somber tone on Monday, Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro García Padilla said that Puerto Rico’s $73 billion public debt is “unpayable,” confirming similar remarks […] Read More >

Envoys From Venezuela, US Meet in Haiti, Hinting at Rapprochement

Top Story — Representatives from the United States and Venezuela reportedly met on Saturday while visiting Haiti, a possible sign that the two governments are seeking to redress long-standing tension. […] Read More >

FIFA Officials From Across Americas Indicted on Corruption Charges

In a sweeping indictment announced on Wednesday, the U.S. Justice Department charged 14 marketing executives and top officials from international soccer’s governing body FIFA — 12 of whom are from […] Read More >

Appeals Court Upholds Injunction Against Obama Immigration Order

Top Story — A federal appeals panel on Tuesday barred an executive order by President Barack Obama granting deportation protection and expanded rights to undocumented immigrants from taking immediate effect. […] Read More >

In New York, a Home for the Latino Experience

NEW YORK — The four actresses playing the Mirabal sisters wore light blue dresses, braids and buns decorating their hair, and teased each other in Spanish. They acted like kids, […] Read More >

U.S. Anti-Drug Chief to Retire After Colombia ‘Sex Party’ Allegations

Top Story — Michelle Leonhart, the head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, will soon resign, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday, as controversy endures over her handling of a […] Read More >

New York Governor Visits Cuba to Build Business Ties

Top Story — Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York state, visited Cuba Monday to lobby for increased commercial ties between his state’s businesses and the island nation, despite the […] Read More >