Category: Dispatches

Ollanta Humala, “Neither Left, Nor Right” — An Interview

LIMA, Peru — Anti-establishment, “chavista,” ethnic nationalist—these are some of the terms that people have used to stigmatize him. But Ollanta Humala, the most likely presidential candidate for the Peruvian […] Read More >

Rancher’s Murder Highlights Complicated Immigrant-Crime Connection

When Robert Krentz was found dead on his Arizona ranch five months ago, police suspected a Mexican drug smuggler. Now, local news outlets report that a person of interest might be […] Read More >

Afro-Colombian Community Faces Eviction To Make Way For Gold Exploration

An Afro-descendant community in northern Colombia is in danger of being displaced to make way for gold exploration, according to reports from Washington-based advocacy organizations. The community at La Toma, […] Read More >

Havana, Cuba.

Oil Prospects in Cuba Have Some Rethinking U.S. Trade Embargo

WASHINGTON — As speculation surfaces of oil prospects in Cuba, officials are worried that the United States’ embargo will fall short with trade, as the island continues to attract global […] Read More >

Immigration Enforcement By Local Police Is Ineffective and Misuses Authority, Report Says

NEW YORK — Programs allowing local cops to enforce federal immigration law misused their authority, according to a new report. The National Council of La Raza, an immigrant advocacy group, […] Read More >

The U.S. Embassy in Montevideo after its inauguration in 1969.

Nixon Administration Advocated Use of Death Squads in Uruguay, New Documents Indicate

NEW YORK — Forty years after U.S. AID official Dan Mitrione was kidnapped and executed by Uruguayan guerillas, nine declassified State Department documents prove that high-level officials in the Nixon […] Read More >

Film Spotlights Child Immigrants’ Lonely Journey North

NEW YORK — Thousands of child migrants travel alone each year, some not tall enough to reach the trains they jump on, to get to the United States. Their story […] Read More >

OAS Asks State Department To Reconsider Colombian Journalist’s Visa Application

NEW YORK — The Organization of American States asked the U.S. State Department last week to reconsider its rejection of Colombian journalist Hollman Morris’ visa, the Colombian press reports. Hollman […] Read More >

Guatemalan Women May Become Special Asylum Group

NEW YORK — In a few weeks, female Guatemalan asylum seekers might know whether their applications hold better odds. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that a […] Read More >

WOLA Announces Second Death Threat From Colombian Paramilitaries For Working With Displaced Peoples

WASHINGTON – The Latin America News Dispatch reported on Monday about the status of internally displaced persons in Colombia. Marco Romero, of the Consultancy for Human Rights and Displacement, spoke at […] Read More >