Category: Regions

Cuban Musicians Resuming U.S. Performances

NEW YORK — New York City recently hosted its first Cuban band in five years, after the group Septeto Nacional became the first to win a visa that allowed it […] Read More >

How Immigration to the United States is Changing Patron Saint Day in Todos Santos Cuchumatán, Guatemala

TODOS SANTOS CUCHUMATAN, Guatemala — High up in the Cuchumatanes sierra, Maya Mam communities have safeguarded their customs and traditions for centuries. Nevertheless, exploitation, violence, discrimination and the ever-present effects […] Read More >

FEATURE: Burying the Past? Former Uruguayan Prison Becomes Shopping Mall

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Serrana Auliso is eighty years old, but moves with the fierce agility of a woman half her age. I’ve scarcely passed the threshold of her front door […] Read More >

Lofty Goals and a Long Way to Go; Sex Work and HIV Remain Steady in the Caribbean

NEW YORK — The going rate for unprotected sex with a prostitute in Haiti’s urban centers was less than one U.S. dollar in 2001, says an article posted by the […] Read More >

Fewer Voices, More Stories; How Thorough Is Coverage of Mexico’s Drug War?

NEW YORK—With recent shootouts and brutal massacres, drug-related violence in northern Mexico continues to increase in both blood and numbers. Marc Lacey, The New York Times bureau chief for Mexico, […] Read More >

Dame Pa’ Matala Brings Venezuelan Hip Hop, Revolutionary Message To New York City (Video)

NEW YORK–Dame Pa’ Matala brought their unique blend of Venezuelan rhythms and revolutionary hip hop to New York City’s Aaron Davis Hall on Nov. 2, 2009. Meet the band, hear […] Read More >

Putting the Best Face on a Coup D’Etat

The government of Honduras – referred to these days as “de facto,” “interim” or “illegitimate” – is dealing with its public perception problem just like any tarnished ruling party would: […] Read More >