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Nicaragua Drops Visa Requirements for Cubans

The Nicaraguan government has dropped visa requirements for Cuban citizens, a move that may spark an increase in Cubans traveling there in a bid to reach the United States.

  • Nov 24, 2021
  • 10:49 AM

Mexico Breaks Up Second Migrant March

Mexican authorities say a group of hundreds of mainly Haitian and Central American migrants who had started walking north have agreed to be separated and taken by bus to several cities to apply for humanitarian visas.

  • Nov 24, 2021
  • 10:28 AM

Chile Congress Approves Same-Sex Marriage, Adoptions

A measure to legalize marriage and adoption by same-sex couples was approved by the lower house of Chile’s Congress on Tuesday, moving it close to final adoption. It had already passed the Senate.

  • Nov 23, 2021
  • 2:37 PM

Ex-Protester and Far-Right Lawmaker to Meet in Chilean Runoff Election

A conservative lawmaker with a history of defending Chile’s military dictatorship and a former student protest leader are headed to a polarizing presidential runoff after both failed to garner enough votes to win the South American country’s election outright.

  • Nov 22, 2021
  • 2:24 PM

Children Awaiting Transplants Victims of Venezuela’s Crises

Except for a few charity-aided cases, poor Venezuelan children have not received organ or bone marrow transplants since 2017. Dozens of children have died since, including 25 this year, according to a parent organization.

  • Nov 19, 2021
  • 5:16 PM

Mexico Sends Some Minors to U.S. to Get COVID Vaccine

Scores of Mexican adolescents were bused to California on Thursday to get vaccinated against the coronavirus as efforts get underway across Mexico to get shots in the arms of teens.

  • Nov 19, 2021
  • 1:32 PM

Democrat Beto O’Rourke Running for Texas Governor in 2022

Democrat Beto O’Rourke is running for governor of Texas, pursuing a blue breakthrough in America’s biggest red state after his star-making U.S. Senate campaign in 2018 put him closer than anyone else in decades.

  • Nov 15, 2021
  • 11:48 AM

Grandparents Await Hugs, Spouses Reunite as U.S. Borders Open

The U.S. fully reopened its borders with Mexico and Canada on Monday and lifted restrictions on travel that covered most of Europe, setting the stage for emotional reunions nearly two years in the making and providing a boost for the travel industry decimated by the pandemic.

  • Nov 8, 2021
  • 5:05 PM

In Peru, Rumors Feed Vaccine Reluctance Among Indigenous

While more than 55 percent of Peruvians have gotten at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccines, only about 25 percent of people in Indigenous areas have been vaccinated.

  • Nov 5, 2021
  • 3:20 PM

Honduras Presidential Candidate Arrested in Tegucigalpa

Just weeks before Honduras holds presidential elections, an independent candidate who was one of the first to publicly accuse President Juan Orlando Hernández’s brother of ties to drug trafficking was arrested Thursday on money laundering charges.

  • Nov 4, 2021
  • 5:58 PM

Report: $12B in Hurricane Home Damage Pending in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused $18.6 billion in damage to housing across Puerto Rico, with only 36 percent of that damage covered by federal and local government officials some four years later, according to a report released Wednesday by a nonpartisan think tank.

  • Nov 3, 2021
  • 5:39 PM

How Biden’s Border Plans Went From Hopeful to Chaotic

Some key developments could not have been predicted by any administration, and pre-dating Biden was a major structural problem of immigration courts taking nearly four years on average to decide cases of immigrants not in custody.

  • Nov 3, 2021
  • 1:35 PM

Puerto Rico Police Arrest 800 Suspects, Solve 43 Killings

Authorities in Puerto Rico announced Tuesday that they have arrested 800 suspects and solved 43 killings as a result of a 45-day operation targeting criminals across the U.S. territory.

  • Nov 2, 2021
  • 12:52 PM

Facebook Cancels 937 Accounts Linked to Nicaragua Government

Meta Platforms, the company that runs Facebook, said Monday it has canceled 937 accounts linked to the government of Nicaragua and the Sandinista party of President Daniel Ortega. Meta said it also removed 140 deceptive pages, 24 groups, and 363 Instagram accounts for violating the company’s policy against “coordinated inauthentic behavior on behalf of a foreign or government entity.”

  • Nov 1, 2021
  • 5:27 PM

US Limits Immigration Arrests at Schools, ‘Protected’ Areas

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities will limit arrests at schools, hospitals and other “protected” areas under guidelines issued Wednesday by the Department of Homeland Security, part of a broader effort to roll back the approach to enforcement under President Donald Trump.

  • Oct 29, 2021
  • 1:47 PM

With Latest Payout, Arizona Sheriff Has Cost Taxpayers $100M

PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly five years after Joe Arpaio was voted out as sheriff of Arizona’s most populous county, taxpayers are covering one of the last major bills from the thousands of lawsuits the lawman’s headline-grabbing tactics inspired, and the overall legal tab has hit $100 million.

  • Oct 29, 2021
  • 12:49 PM

Guatemalan Town Calm Under Martial Law After Mining Dispute

After protests against a mining project erupted into violence over the weekend, Guatemala’s government imposed martial law and a curfew in El Estor and filled the town of 20,000 residents with security forces.

  • Oct 26, 2021
  • 5:03 PM

Ex-Mexican Federal Officer Admits to Taking Bribes From Cartel

A former Mexican federal police commander, who served for years as a main point of contact for intelligence sharing between the United States and the Mexican federal police, admitted Tuesday that he accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to help cartels ship cocaine into the United States.

  • Oct 20, 2021
  • 1:04 PM

In Cuba, Divisions Over Law to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

The socialist government recently published a draft Family Law and asked for public comment ahead of a referendum, creating an unusually public clash over policy on the island where Pentecostal churches have been growing.

  • Oct 19, 2021
  • 5:33 PM

Mexico City Lowers Pandemic Alert to Lowest Level

Mexico’s capital returned to the lowest level on its COVID-19 pandemic warning system Monday for the first time since June.

  • Oct 18, 2021
  • 3:29 PM

Puerto Rico Ponders Race Amid Surprising Census Results

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The number of people in Puerto Rico who identified as “white” in the most recent census plummeted almost 80%, sparking a conversation about identity on an island breaking away from a past where race was not tracked and seldom debated in public.

  • Oct 15, 2021
  • 4:05 PM

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