Category: North America

Mexico’s Drug War May Have Caused More Deaths Than Previously Thought, New Report Shows

Today in Latin America Top Story — The death toll from Mexico’s war on drug cartels may be much higher than reported by the Mexican media, according to a new, […] Read More >

Brazil and U.S. Sign First Major Military Cooperation Agreement Since 1977; Some Tensions Remain

Today in Latin America Top Story – The United States and Brazil signed their first major military cooperation agreement in decades on Monday in Washington. The agreement provides for cooperation […] 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 >

Children of Mexico’s Disappeared Seek Justice

NEW YORK — Aleida Gallangos is not easily deterred. Over five years ago, when she realized that the only way to find her long-lost brother in the United States was […] 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 >

Rally For Immigration Reform Draws Tens of Thousands to Washington; Protesters Call For Comprehensive Law in 2010

WASHINGTON — With the nation focused on the final passage of President Barack Obama’s controversial healthcare reform through Congress on Sunday, another group competed for lawmakers’ attention. Tens of thousands […] Read More >

Immigration Reform Advocates Head to Rally in Washington on Sunday

NEW YORK — Starting at 6 a.m. Sunday, 2,100 immigrants will hop in buses on Roosevelt Avenue in Elmhurst, Queens, and travel to Washington, D.C., with hopes of getting President […] Read More >

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 >

Facing Protests in Ciudad Juárez, Calderón Says U.S. Must Reduce Consumption to Stem Mexico’s Drug War Violence

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mexican President Felipe Calderón visited the border city of Ciudad Juárez on Tuesday, where he was greeted by hundreds of protesters, according to […] 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 >