Category: Regions

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 >

Claudia Llosa’s “The Milk of Sorrow” Takes Peru to the Oscars (Film Review)

“The Milk of Sorrow” (La Teta Asustada), Peru’s first Oscar-nominated film, exposes the trauma left by the country’s 20 year-long struggle with domestic terrorism to an international audience. From the […] Read More >

Haiti’s New York Spokesman; A Profile of Activist Ray Laforest

NEW YORK — When Ray Laforest walked into his office at the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) in lower Manhattan on January 12, he immediately sensed […] 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 >

Immigration Reform Advocates Stage Rally on Steps of City Hall in New York

NEW YORK — A warm and sunny afternoon brought out around 150 protesters to the steps of New York’s City Hall to gain momentum for the March 21 immigration reform rally […] Read More >

Falkland Islands Oil Dispute Raises Old Issues and New Problems

BUENOS AIRES — The long-standing row between Argentina and Britain over the Falkland Islands has, once again, made the front pages. Britain’s decision to begin drilling for oil just off […] Read More >

Panama’s UNESCO Sites in Danger

PANAMA CITY — Two historic neighborhoods in the Republic of Panama are in danger of losing their status of World Heritage Sites as recognized by United Nations Educational, Scientific, and […] Read More >

Zapatista-Inspired Rally Held in New York City; Aims to Fight Gentrification

NEW YORK — Over 120 people and 40 organizations participated in the Third Encounter for Dignity and Against Gentrification hosted by the Movement for Justice in el Barrio this past Sunday […] Read More >

Latin America Experts Assess Obama Administration’s First Year

WASHINGTON — Experts on Latin America met in Washington Monday to discuss the Obama administration’s record in the region, giving the president mixed reviews after his first year in office. […] Read More >