Category: Regions

Thousands Rally in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform; Against Arizona Law

NEW YORK — A recent controversial law passed in Arizona drove thousands of people to protest in cities around the nation this weekend, adding fervor to planned May 1 rallies […] Read More >

Evo Morales Administration Nationalizes Power Companies on May Day

Today in Latin America Top Story — The government of Bolivian President Evo Morales nationalized three power companies, a local electricity cooperative and a smelter plant this weekend. The nationalization of three […] Read More >

House Panel Discusses Bill To Lift Cuban Travel Ban, Ease Embargo

Today in Latin America Top Story — Human rights and business groups asked Congress Thursday to relax the embargo against Cuba by passing a bipartisan bill that would allow for […] Read More >

Peru’s Shining Path Kills Three In First Deadly Attack This Year, Police Say

Today in Latin America Top Story — The police said that rebels belonging to the Shining Path killed a police officer and two civilians who were eradicating coca crops in […] Read More >

Ecuadorean Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Colombian Presidential Candidate Juan Manuel Santos

Today in Latin America Top Story — An Ecuadorean court issued an arrest warrant for Colombian presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos that could threaten ties between Colombia and Ecuador, according […] Read More >

Immigrants Rally Nationally to Protest Arizona Law

NEW YORK — Backlash against the Arizona law emerged throughout the country Tuesday as immigrants took to the streets, asking President Barack Obama to strike down the law. In New […] Read More >

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo Sends 1,000 Troops and Police To Suppress Rebel Group

Today in Latin America Top Story — Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo sent an additional 1,000 troops and police Monday to the country’s borders with Brazil and Bolivia to track down […] Read More >

Colombian Presidential Candidate Antanas Mockus Pulling Ahead, Poll Indicates

Today in Latin America Top Story — A recently released Colombian poll predicts that Green Party candidate Antanas Mockus would beat Juan Manuel Santos in a second round vote in […] Read More >

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Signs Strict Immigration Law

NEW YORK — Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed what’s been called the nation’s toughest immigration bill on Friday afternoon, making it a crime to not carry proper documentation. The bill […] Read More >

Arizona Immigration Law Worries Mexican Government

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Mexican Foreign Ministry protested on Wednesday against a proposed Arizona law that would allow police greater authority to detain suspected undocumented immigrants […] Read More >