Category: North America

Arizona Immigration Law Faces Challenge From Obama Administration

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer could face a federal challenge to the law she signed as early as next week. Attorney General Eric Holder is preparing to file a lawsuit within […] Read More >

Clinton’s Criticism Of Arizona Immigration Law Angers Governor Jan Brewer

Today in Latin America Top Story — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said she was angry at Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for comments she made during an interview with […] Read More >

Mexican President Felipe Calderón’s Government Puts Limits On Cash Exchanges; Hopes To Hinder Drug Cartels

Today in Latin America Top Story — In an apparent attempt to stop drug cartels from laundering money, the Mexican government announced Tuesday strict limits on the exchange and deposit […] Read More >

Documented Immigrants Should Not Be Deported For Minor Drug Infractions, Supreme Court Says

Documented immigrants should not be deported for minor drug possession convictions, the Supreme Court ruled this week. The case centered on Jose Carachuri-Rosendo, a Texas man who was a legal […] Read More >

Violence in Mexican Town Of Zitacuaro, Michoacán, Leaves 27 Dead; President Calderón Defends Anti-Drug Efforts

Today in Latin America Top Story — A surge of violence swept through Mexico Monday and left 27 people dead, including 10 federal police officers. In the western town of […] Read More >

Three New York Groups Rally To Draw Attention To Immigration Reform

Three different New York groups rallied last week to draw attention to immigration reform. At the beginning of the week, students from the New York State Youth Leadership Council began […] Read More >

OAS Meeting Begins in Peru Amid Tensions Over Status of Honduras

Today in Latin America Top Story — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other dignitaries from throughout Latin America began a meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) […] Read More >

Mayor of Cancún Arrested; Charged With Drug-Trafficking, Money Laundering and Connections to Cartels

Today in Latin America Top Story — The mayor of the Mexican resort town of Cancún was arrested and charged Tuesday with drug-trafficking, money laundering and having connections to organized […] Read More >

Cuban Folk Legend Silvio Rodríguez Visits U.S. for First Time in 30 Years

NEW YORK — After a wait of over thirty years, Cuban folk legend Silvio Rodríguez will make his first public appearance in the U.S. this Friday, when he plays a […] Read More >

Supporters of DREAM Act Begin Hunger Strike Outside Senator Charles Schumer’s Office

NEW YORK — Sitting around bags with sleeping mats, gallons of water but no food, 15 people began a hunger strike Tuesday outside Senator Charles Schumer’s Manhattan office. The strikers, […] Read More >