Tag: <span>Obama</span>

Cuban Authorities Set Date For Trial Of U.S. Contractor Alan Gross

Today in Latin America Top Story — U.S.A.I.D. contractor Alan Gross will be tried in Cuba on March 4, the U.S. Interests Section in Havana announced Thursday. The Cuban authorities […] Read More >

Obama Can Loosen Cuba Policy More, Experts Say

WASHINGTON – Advocates of prying Cuba policy a bit further open are looking to the Obama administration rather than Congress for help. Experts gathered in Washington on Tuesday to discuss […] Read More >

DREAM Act Stalled In Senate; Republicans Unanimously Vote Against Amendment Wedged Into Defense Bill

WASHINGTON — An amendment to provide undocumented youth a chance to attain legal residency, inserted into a $726 billion military defense bill, deadlocked today. The DREAM Act amendment, introduced by […] Read More >

Mexican Soldiers Kill Two At Checkpoint; Obama Administration Considers Increase In Military Aid

Today in Latin America Top Story — Two people were shot dead at a military checkpoint in northern Mexico, authorities said Monday. Soldiers attacked a car passing a military checkpoint, saying […] Read More >

Obama Administration Plans To Ease Travel Restrictions To Cuba

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Obama administration is considering easing some travel restrictions to Cuba, in a move that officials say they hope will help advance democratic […] Read More >

Obama Urges Congress To Pass Bipartisan, Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill

Today in Latin America Top Story —President Barack Obama gave a speech Thursday in which he pressed the U.S. Congress to pass a bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform. The White House […] Read More >

Arizona Immigration Law Faces Challenge From Obama Administration

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer could face a federal challenge to the law she signed as early as next week. Attorney General Eric Holder is preparing to file a lawsuit within […] 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 >

How Will the Obama Administration React to the Consulate Murders in Mexico?

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mexico’s drug war continued to dominate the Americas sections’ headlines on Wednesday, as journalists and analysts struggle to figure out how the murders […] Read More >

Cuban Musicians Resuming U.S. Performances

NEW YORK — New York City recently hosted its first Cuban band in five years, after the group Septeto Nacional became the first to win a visa that allowed it […] Read More >