Category: Regions

Cocaine Hidden in Truck from Dakar Rally Seized in Spain; Shipment Originated from Argentina

Today in Latin America Top Story — Spanish police seized 1,760 pounds of cocaine hidden in a truck used as a backup vehicle in the Dakar Rally, an off-road car […] 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 >

Investment Climate In Cuba Still Unfavorable to U.S., Experts Say

NEW YORK — The climate for U.S. investment in Cuba remains adverse and probably won’t improve much in the near future, a group of Cuba experts representing the private sector […] 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 >

Will Gold Make You Rich? Meet Nicaragua’s Güiriseros

To begin viewing this photo essay as a slideshow, click the first image. This photo essay is adapted from “Gold Fever: Artisanal and Industrial Mining Extraction in the Industrial Triangle,” […] 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 >

The Top Ten Developments from Colombia’s 2010 Congressional Elections

Colombia held congressional elections on Sunday, March 15. The following analysis, written by La Silla Vacía and translated by the Latin America News Dispatch, provides a rundown of the elections’ […] 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 >