Category: Dispatches

Mobilizing for Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2010; An Interview with Karina Claudio

NEW YORK — On the campaign trail, President Barack Obama called for comprehensive immigration reform. A year and half later, with his domestic agenda faltering in the face of opposition […] Read More >

Claudia Llosa’s “The Milk of Sorrow” Takes Peru to the Oscars (Film Review)

“The Milk of Sorrow” (La Teta Asustada), Peru’s first Oscar-nominated film, exposes the trauma left by the country’s 20 year-long struggle with domestic terrorism to an international audience. From the […] Read More >

Cuba Experts Discuss Academic Travel to the Country for Americans

WASHINGTON — Experts and activists on Latin America criticized President Barack Obama for failing to lift restrictions on academic exchanges between the U.S. and Cuba at a conference in Washington on […] Read More >

Immigration Reform Advocates Stage Rally on Steps of City Hall in New York

NEW YORK — A warm and sunny afternoon brought out around 150 protesters to the steps of New York’s City Hall to gain momentum for the March 21 immigration reform rally […] Read More >

Panama’s UNESCO Sites in Danger

PANAMA CITY — Two historic neighborhoods in the Republic of Panama are in danger of losing their status of World Heritage Sites as recognized by United Nations Educational, Scientific, and […] Read More >

Zapatista-Inspired Rally Held in New York City; Aims to Fight Gentrification

NEW YORK — Over 120 people and 40 organizations participated in the Third Encounter for Dignity and Against Gentrification hosted by the Movement for Justice in el Barrio this past Sunday […] Read More >

Latin America Experts Assess Obama Administration’s First Year

WASHINGTON — Experts on Latin America met in Washington Monday to discuss the Obama administration’s record in the region, giving the president mixed reviews after his first year in office. […] Read More >

Immigration: Border Patrol And Mexican Police Make History At Mexican Border

NOGALES, ARIZ. — In a politically sensitive operation at the Arizona-Mexico border, U.S. Border Patrol agents and Mexican federal police officers are training together, sharing intelligence and coordinating patrols for […] Read More >

Immigration Reform Road Trip Kicks Off In New York City; Organizers Call For Comprehensive Law In 2010

NEW YORK — With immigration reform losing impetus, reform advocates are not just taking to the streets — they’re taking to the road. A group of twelve immigration reform advocates, […] Read More >

Photo Essay: Forensic Anthropologists Exhume Possible Mass Grave Outside Villalobos, Guatemala

VILLALOBOS, Guatemala — Guided by witness testimony, the Association of Family Members of the Detained-Disappeared of Guatemala (FAMDEGUA in Spanish) and the Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala (FAFG in Spanish), […] Read More >