Posts By: Roque Planas

Honduras Signs Deal To Create 3 Private Cities

The government of Honduras has signed a deal to hand over land to private investors for the construction of three privately run cities with their own legal and tax systems, […] Read More >

Colombian President Says FARC Planning To Kill Him

Top Story — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday revealed an internal e-mail communication allegedly written by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia that suggests the rebel group is planning […] Read More >

Happy Holidays from the Latin America News Dispatch

The Latin America News Dispatch will take a short break from publishing our daily newsletter Today in Latin America to celebrate the holidays. We’ll see you again in January. Felices […] Read More >

Mexico: Racism Prevalent Among Children, Revealing Cultural Pattern (Study)

Racist attitudes continue to be passed down to Mexico’s children, according to a video released by a federal government agency in the country last week as part of a campaign […] Read More >

Brazil: Lula da Silva Diagnosed With Throat Cancer, Begins Chemo Monday

Ex-President of Brazil Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva, 66, was diagnosed with malignant throat tumor on Saturday, after undergoing medical examinations at a São Paulo hospital. The Hospital Sírio-Libanês — an […] Read More >

Restrictive Immigration Laws Undermine Job Growth, Study Says

NEW YORK — Restrictive immigration policies undermine job creation and may adversely affect the business environment in other ways, according to a study released Thursday. The Americas Society, a New […] Read More >

Conjugal Visits For Gay Couples Legalized In Costa Rica

Costa Rica has overturned a rule prohibiting conjugal visits for gay prisoners, the Supreme Court announced Thursday. Article 66 of Costa Rica’s Technical Penitentiary Regulations guaranteed the right to “intimate […] Read More >

Cuban 5: Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, Other Celebrities Ask Obama To Send René González Home

A group of U.S. celebrities including Danny Glover, Susan Sarandon and Pete Seeger called on President Barack Obama Monday to send a Cuban agent who was released from prison on […] Read More >

Abbas Colombia Visit: Palestinian President Seeks Support For Statehood Bid

President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Colombia Monday, where he hopes to gain President Juan Manuel Santos’ support for Palestine’s bid for recognition by the United Nations. […] Read More >

Immigration Reform Advocates Announce DREAM Act Scholarships In New York

NEW YORK – The New York Immigration Coalition and the Fund for Public Advocacy launched a scholarship program Monday night aimed at undocumented students that would be eligible for the […] Read More >