Category: North America

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 >

Haitians Under U.S. Treatment Are Often Separated From Families

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – In turning tents into sophisticated operating theaters and deploying a gleaming hospital ship, the USNS Comfort, to the coast of Port-au-Prince, the U.S. government has brought needed […] Read More >

Interview with Javier Fuentes-León, Director of “Contracorriente”

As the Sundance film festival concluded last week, Javier Fuentes-León took home the Audience Award for World Cinema Drama for his first feature-length film. “Contracorriente” tells the story of Miguel […] Read More >

G-7 Members To Cancel Haiti’s Bilateral Debt

The world’s seven wealthiest countries said they will cancel the debt Haiti owes them at a meeting of the G-7 in Canada on Saturday, The BBC reports. The G-7 also […] Read More >

Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands: Lobbyists Help Smooth the Way for a Tax Break for Foreign Rum Maker

A transfer of billions of dollars in federal aid from public projects in Puerto Rico to one of the world’s largest liquor conglomerates over the next 30 years continues to […] Read More >

E-2 Visas Provide Immigration Opportunities to Wealthy Mexicans Fleeing Violence

SAN DIEGO — Last year Jorge, a Tijuana business owner who asked for anonymity for safety reasons, was driving home from work when several cars attempted to corner him. When […] Read More >

Haiti Earthquake: Worry Triggers Involvement

NEW YORK — Like so many Haitian-Americans, Samira Louis and her family eagerly awaited news of relatives in Haiti in the wake of the Jan. 12 earthquake. Within hours, the […] Read More >

Cuba Should Be Removed From State Sponsors of Terrorism List, Experts Say

WASHINGTON — A panel of experts advocated the removal of Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism at a conference organized by the Center for International Policy […] Read More >

Haiti Must Build A Strong State To Recover From Earthquake, Experts Say; Call For Haitian “Marshall Plan”

NEW YORK — A Port-au-Prince school collapsed on a sunny day in Nov. 2008, leaving 80 children dead. The school, perched precariously on a hillside, had been built without a […] Read More >

Haiti Earthquake: Dominicans Give, But Hard Feelings Remain

NEW YORK — Fifteen minutes after he heard about the earthquake in Haiti, Dominican barber Jose Taveras said he made a donation to the Red Cross. Taveras was born in […] Read More >