Category: Dispatches

Drug Violence Drops In Rio de Janeiro As New Policing Techniques Introduced

RIO DE JANEIRO – Police are making strides toward controling Rio de Janeiro’s notorious drug violence, using new approaches that emphasize community policing, a panel of experts said Monday. The […] Read More >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Will Climate Change Affect El Niño?

As an alternative climate summit gets underway in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba, many in the Andean region are wondering how they will cope with El Niño, a cyclical meteorological […] Read More >

Paramilitary Politics in Colombia; A Talk With Claudia López

Paramilitary Politics In Colombia: A Talk With Claudia Lopez from Latin America News Dispatch on Vimeo. NEW YORK — Colombian political analyst Claudia López visited New York University’s Center of […] Read More >

Targeting Gangs Imperils Immigrant Communities, Advocates Say

NEW YORK — Police officers trying to snare gang members often instead profile immigrant communities, argued organizers at a panel last week. The four-hour conference, “Fighting the Criminalization of Youth, […] Read More >

Lesly Kernisant of SImACT on Bringing Investment to Haiti

NEW YORK — On Jan. 11, Choice Hotels announced it would open two upscale Comfort Inn franchises at the beachfront city of Jacmel, becoming the first foreign hotel chain to […] Read More >

Investment Climate In Cuba Still Unfavorable to U.S., Experts Say

NEW YORK — The climate for U.S. investment in Cuba remains adverse and probably won’t improve much in the near future, a group of Cuba experts representing the private sector […] Read More >

Bill Clinton Urges Civil Society, NGOs to Support Haitian Government

NEW YORK — Haiti’s Jan. 12 earthquake killed more 200,000 people, destroyed the national economy, and left more than a million homeless. For Haiti’s 10,000, mostly foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), […] Read More >