Tag: <span>Barack Obama</span>

Obama To Visit Puerto Rico In June; First Official Presidential Visit To Island Since Kennedy

Puerto Rico’s governor announced Wednesday that U.S. President Barack Obama will visit the island next month, becoming the first president since John F. Kennedy to make an official visit to […] Read More >

U.S. Hits Venezuelan State Oil Company With Sanctions Due To Iran Ties

Today in Latin America Top Story — Bonds for Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), plunged after the United States issued sanctions on the company for supporting Iran’s […] Read More >

U.S. Senate Could Vote On Free Trade Agreement With Colombia In June

The head of the U.S. Senate’s Finance Committee said Wednesday that Congress is expected to pass a free trade agreement (FTA) with Colombia, despite strong opposition from the country’s largest […] Read More >

Obama Pushes For Comprehensive Immigration Reform During Visit To El Paso

Today in Latin America Top Story — U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday called for comprehensive immigration reform during a visit to the border city of El Paso, Texas. Standing within […] Read More >

Arizona’s Jan Brewer To Appeal Immigration Law To U.S. Supreme Court

Today in Latin America Top Story — Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced Monday plans to appeal a ruling against the state’s controversial immigration law to the U.S. Supreme Court. The […] Read More >

Immigration Bill Cracks Down On “Sanctuary” Cities; Barletta Forms New Anti-Immigration Caucus

A freshman U.S. congressman, who in 2006 made headlines when he signed a law that cracked down on undocumented immigrants as the mayor of a Pennsylvania town, is now focusing […] Read More >

Venezuela Criticizes U.S. Response After The Death Of Osama bin Laden

Today in Latin America Top Story — Throughout Latin America the response to the death of Osama bin Laden was met mostly with moderation and congratulatory remarks toward the United […] Read More >

Arizona Immigration Law Partially Blocked By Appeals Court

Today in Latin America Top Story — The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday against the state of Arizona, supporting a lower court’s decision to block […] Read More >

Chávez Visits Argentina To Receive Press Award; Signs Commercial Accords

Today in Latin America Top Story — Following on the heels of Barack Obama’s Latin American tour, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez hit the road to visit Uruguay, Bolivia, Colombia and […] Read More >

Obama Pledges Drug-Fighting Assitance to El Salavdor; Ends Latin American Visit Early

Today in Latin America Top Story — U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up the final leg of his Latin American tour Tuesday in El Salvador, where he pledged $200 million […] Read More >