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Why so many Cubans are fleeing to the U.S. and getting stuck on the way

The new migrant crisis at America's doorstep.... Read more»0

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Colombia to legalize medical marijuana

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is expected this week to issue a decree legalizing the cultivation, commercialization and research of medical marijuana.... Read more»0

Mexicans aren’t about to pay for Trump’s wall

The billionaire Republican frontrunner has no way of forcing Mexico to foot the bill for increased border security — and zero political capital south of the Rio Grande.... Read more»0

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Pacific trade deal has lots of protections for businesses — but not for workers

The secretive, humongous treaty won’t stop labor abuses in poor countries, critics warn.... Read more»0

Mexico City could be the next to ban Uber

The taxi app just can’t catch a break down in Latin America.... Read more»3

Colombia just legalized euthanasia

Terminally ill adults in Colombia can now ask a physician to end their lives for them, after the South American country’s Health Ministry last week made that right legally binding. It makes Colombia only the fourth nation in the world to allow euthanasia.... Read more»0

Chile is harvesting Latin America's 1st legal medical marijuana

Chile aims to harvest enough pot to make cannabis oil for 200 cancer patients.... Read more»0

Venezuela’s president racing to collect 10 million anti-Obama signatures

When U.S. President Barack Obama declared Venezuela a “national security threat” and smacked the country with sanctions last month, a reaction was inevitable. Even school kids are reportedly signing the petition, which the Venezuelan president plans to deliver in person to Obama next week.... Read more»0

A guide to smoking weed around the world

As marijuana legalization gathers pace, here's your up-to-date look at the planet's best and worst places to get stoned.... Read more»0

Meet 3 people who need a climate change solution right now

At this month's UN 'COP20' conference in Lima, here's what citizens from the front lines of the global climate crisis had to say.... Read more»0

Analysis

The truth about the Lima climate deal

Analysis: Some negotiators were jubilant. Many environmentalists were furious. What does the draft agreement reached by the UN climate talks actually mean?... Read more»0

Raul Castro to Obama: Thanks, Barack. Now end the sanctions

Cuban President Raul Castro says his people want better relations with the U.S. but won’t compromise their independence.... Read more»0

Poor Obama. Venezuela just joined the UN Security Council

Spare a thought for Barack Obama. Just when it already seemed a near-impossible challenge, managing United States foreign policy is poised to become a tad more horrendously complicated.... Read more»0

Ecuador is freeing thousands of convicted drug mules

President Rafael Correa has said his country's harsh old drug laws were 'imposed by the gringos.' Now officials see small time smugglers as victims of cartels rather than as hardened criminals.... Read more»0

Mexican drug cartels are expanding their reach in Peru

Mexican drug cartels are expanding their reach in Peru and they may be boosting their cocaine trade with Europe in the process.... Read more»0

Why Latin American diplomats are pulling out of Israel

More and more of the region's governments are yanking their ambassadors out of Israel in protest.... Read more»1

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