Tag: <span>Obama</span>

Obama Administration Drafts Bankruptcy Protection Plan for Puerto Rico

Top Story — The Obama administration on Wednesday proposed a series of measures to assist Puerto Rico in restructuring its $72 billion in debt. The proposal will grant Puerto Rico […] Read More >

Latin America Lauds U.S., Cuba Breakthrough

Top Story — World leaders have almost universally praised the U.S. and Cuban governments for their announcement Wednesday that they would normalize diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961. […] Read More >

Transcript: Obama’s Cuba Speech

Below is a full transcript of President Obama’s speech on Cuba. A video of the speech can be found following the transcript. OBAMA: Good afternoon. Today, the United States of […] Read More >

Political Agendas Delay Promised Guantanamo Transfers

Top Story — On Monday, the Organization of American States Secretary General José Miguel Insulza issued a statement urging member nations of the Americas to help resettle Guantanamo detainees. U.S. President […] Read More >

Immigration Policy Tweaked: 300,000 Deportation Cases Under Review

Today in Latin America Top Story— The Obama administration said Thursday that undocumented students and other low-priority immigration offenders will not be targeted for deportation under enforcement programs. Instead, authorities will focus on […] Read More >

“Operation Fast And Furious” Under Scrutiny For Passing Guns To Mexican Drug Smugglers

Today in Latin America Top Story — A federal operation run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms known as “Fast and Furious” has allowed hundreds of guns into […] Read More >

Obama Continues Push For Comprehensive Immigration Reform At Meeting With Hispanic Celebrities

President Barack Obama reiterated his call for comprehensive immigration reform Thursday at a meeting with prominent Hispanic celebrities, including actresses Eva Longoria and America Ferrera, and news anchor Jose Diaz-Balart […] Read More >

Cuba Releases Last 2 Dissidents From Group Of 75

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Cuban government freed the last two remaining prisoners on Wednesday from a group of 75 dissidents who were jailed in the spring […] Read More >

Obama Kicks Off Latin America Visit In Brazil As Attacks Against Libya Begin

Today in Latin America Top Story — President Barack Obama arrived in Brazil Saturday to kick off a five-day, three-country visit to Latin America. Obama hopes to increase economic ties […] Read More >

Jean-Bertrand Aristide To Return To Haiti Ahead Of Runoff Election

Today in Latin America Top Story — Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide left South Africa on Thursday and is headed toward Haiti, The New York Times reports. He is expected […] Read More >