Category: United States

Fleeing Violence, Immigrants and Restaurants Move From Tijuana, Mexico to San Diego

San Diego — As Mexico’s two year-old drug war intensifies, leading to greater violence and insecurity in the city of Tijuana, many families are moving across the border to San […] Read More >

Rally For Immigration Reform Held in New York City; Immigration Organizations Want Comprehensive Law In 2010

New York — Protesters carrying signs declaring “Justice and Dignity for the Immigrants” and “Reform Not Raids” converged inside the Judson Memorial Church, in New York City’s Washington Square Park, […] Read More >

Cuban Musicians Resuming U.S. Performances

NEW YORK — New York City recently hosted its first Cuban band in five years, after the group Septeto Nacional became the first to win a visa that allowed it […] Read More >

How Immigration to the United States is Changing Patron Saint Day in Todos Santos Cuchumatán, Guatemala

TODOS SANTOS CUCHUMATAN, Guatemala — High up in the Cuchumatanes sierra, Maya Mam communities have safeguarded their customs and traditions for centuries. Nevertheless, exploitation, violence, discrimination and the ever-present effects […] Read More >

Fewer Voices, More Stories; How Thorough Is Coverage of Mexico’s Drug War?

NEW YORK—With recent shootouts and brutal massacres, drug-related violence in northern Mexico continues to increase in both blood and numbers. Marc Lacey, The New York Times bureau chief for Mexico, […] Read More >

Dame Pa’ Matala Brings Venezuelan Hip Hop, Revolutionary Message To New York City (Video)

NEW YORK–Dame Pa’ Matala brought their unique blend of Venezuelan rhythms and revolutionary hip hop to New York City’s Aaron Davis Hall on Nov. 2, 2009. Meet the band, hear […] Read More >

Putting the Best Face on a Coup D’Etat

The government of Honduras – referred to these days as “de facto,” “interim” or “illegitimate” – is dealing with its public perception problem just like any tarnished ruling party would: […] Read More >