Category: United States

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Alan Gross Appeal in Lawsuit Against U.S. Government

NEW YORK — The U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal on Monday by former government subcontractor Alan Gross, who filed a $60 million lawsuit in 2012 alleging negligence on the […] Read More >

Great Reads Round-Up: March 30-April 5

The Rookie and the Zetas: How the Feds Took Down a Drug Cartel’s Horse-Racing Empire Joe Tone. Dallas Observer. April 1 2015. (6,804 words) The Treviño brothers led diametrically opposed […] Read More >

Guatemalans File $1 Billion Lawsuit Over U.S. Government Research that Exposed Subjects to STDs

NEW YORK — More than 750 Guatemalans filed a lawsuit Wednesday in the U.S. city of Baltimore against Johns Hopkins University, drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb and The Rockefeller Foundation over their […] Read More >

Latin American Leaders Rally Behind Venezuela

Top Story — Top Latin American officials threw their support behind Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Tuesday, denouncing the March 9 sanctions imposed by the United States on seven of […] Read More >

Great Reads Round-Up: March 9-15

U.S.-Born Students in Mexico Risk Becoming ‘Lost Generation’ Nina Lakhani. The Los Angeles Times. March 9, 2015. (1,052 words) In recent years, record-high deportation rates and a financial crisis saw […] Read More >

Obama Reluctantly Complies With Judge’s Injunction on Immigration Order

Top Story — President Barack Obama was forced to suspend on Tuesday the first phase of his executive order on immigration, which would have gone into effect Wednesday, after a […] Read More >

Cuban President: Return of Guantanamo Bay Needed to Normalize Relations

Top Story — The United States must return the Guantanamo Bay naval base to Cuba, lift the half-century embargo completely and remunerate Cuba for the embargo’s economic damages before both […] Read More >

Cuba, U.S. Agree on Diplomacy, Clash Over Human Rights During Historic Talks

Top Story — High-level talks between U.S. and Cuban delegates in Havana ended with both sides agreeing to move forward with plans to restore diplomatic ties and to reconvene ahead […] Read More >

Mexico’s Peña Nieto Meets With Obama Amid Missing Student Crisis

Top Story — Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto visited the White House on Tuesday, where he and U.S. President Barack Obama praised one another’s recent efforts on immigration reform while […] Read More >

Cuba ‘Not Open for Business’ Just Yet

The United States and Cuba may be normalizing relations, but don’t expect a major trade boom for now. While the changes announced by President Obama will widen the types of […] Read More >