Category: United States

Cuban President: Return of Guantanamo Bay Needed to Normalize Relations

Top Story — The United States must return the Guantanamo Bay naval base to Cuba, lift the half-century embargo completely and remunerate Cuba for the embargo’s economic damages before both […] Read More >

Cuba, U.S. Agree on Diplomacy, Clash Over Human Rights During Historic Talks

Top Story — High-level talks between U.S. and Cuban delegates in Havana ended with both sides agreeing to move forward with plans to restore diplomatic ties and to reconvene ahead […] Read More >

Mexico’s Peña Nieto Meets With Obama Amid Missing Student Crisis

Top Story — Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto visited the White House on Tuesday, where he and U.S. President Barack Obama praised one another’s recent efforts on immigration reform while […] Read More >

Cuba ‘Not Open for Business’ Just Yet

The United States and Cuba may be normalizing relations, but don’t expect a major trade boom for now. While the changes announced by President Obama will widen the types of […] Read More >

Transcript: Obama’s Cuba Speech

Below is a full transcript of President Obama’s speech on Cuba. A video of the speech can be found following the transcript. OBAMA: Good afternoon. Today, the United States of […] Read More >

U.S., Cuba to Restore Diplomatic Ties, But Embargo Remains

The U.S. and Cuba will work to normalize diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961, President Obama said Wednesday, a major shift in policy that nonetheless falls short of […] Read More >

Sidestepping Congress, Obama Unveils Plan To Protect 5 Million From Deportation

Top Story — U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday unveiled a three-part executive order on immigration that would protect up to five million undocumented immigrants from deportation, sidestepping a year […] Read More >

As Republicans Retake U.S. Senate, Calls For Venezuela Sanctions

Top Story — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida announced on Wednesday his desire for sanctions against Venezuelan officials during a press conference in Bogota, Colombia. Rubio’s trip comes on […] Read More >

Activists and Journalists Struggle to Make Colombia’s War Visible in the U.S.

NEW YORK CITY — Diana Gómez and Shaira Rivera, two young women from Colombia, visited several U.S. universities this month to raise awareness about Colombia’s current peace negotiations to end […] Read More >

Leftist Groups in New York Protest Student Killings in Mexico

NEW YORK — Dozens of activists congregated outside the Mexican consulate to protest the Sept. 26 attack in Mexico’s Guerrero state that left six dead, 25 injured and at least 43 students […] Read More >