Category: News Briefs

McCain Blames Wildfires In Arizona On Undocumented Immigrants

Republican Arizona Senator John McCain said that the state’s raging wildfires were started in part by undocumented immigrants, who light fires in the wilderness for warmth, to send signals and […] Read More >

Bloomberg Says No Immigration Reform Is “National Suicide”

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg once again challenged the U.S. government’s failure to set a national immigration policy during a speech on Wednesday. Speaking at the Council of Foreign […] Read More >

Mexican Judge Orders The Release Of Jorge Hank Rhon For Lack Of Evidence

UPDATE: After being released from custody early Tuesday, Baja California state prosecutors immediately rearrested Jorge Hank Rhon in connection with a murder investigation. A Mexican judge ordered the release Tuesday […] Read More >

Peru’s Humala And García Both Hint At Pardon For Ex-Leader Fujimori

Peru’s president-elect Ollanta Humala may pardon imprisoned, former president Alberto Fujimori on humanitarian grounds after he was hospitalized earlier this month. Humala, who recently beat Fujimori’s daughter Keiko in Peru’s […] Read More >

Mexico Discovers 210 Migrants Hidden In A Truck In Chiapas

Police in Mexico discovered 210 migrants Sunday, hidden inside a truck near the country’s southern border with Guatemala. Officials discovered the people after stopping the truck at a highway checkpoint. […] Read More >

Juárez Police Chief Will Fire 400 Officers To Clean Up Force And Combat Drug Cartels

The new police chief of Ciudad Juárez announced that he plans to lay off 400 officers by the end of the year, during one of his first interviews since taking […] Read More >

Venezuela To File Complaint Over PDVSA Sanctions At OPEC Meeting; Freezes Relations With U.S.

While the recent uprisings throughout the Middle East and the question whether to raise crude oil production are sure to take center stage at this week’s meeting of The Organization […] Read More >

Costa Rica And Guatemala Reject Legalizing Drugs To Stop Violence

The presidents of Costa Rica and Guatemala rejected Sunday a recommendation from a committee of former Latin American presidents to legalize “soft” drugs in an effort to help mitigate violence […] Read More >

Venezuela And Mexico Are Top Buyers Of Military Equipment From Spain

Venezuela and Mexico topped the list last year of nations purchasing military equipment from Spain, with the two countries collectively spending more than 340 million euros (about $492 million). Hugo […] Read More >

Fate of Mexican Drug War Hinges on Monterrey, Report Says

The city of Monterrey has in four years become a main battleground in Mexico’s drug war and the fate of the Mexican state could hinge on what happens in the […] Read More >