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Migrants seeking safe harbor in the U.S. must first survive shootouts and shakedowns in Mexico

It’s a cruel irony that Central American asylum-seekers flee the frying pan of violence and extortion in their home countries only to land in the fire that is Mexico, where robbery, shakedowns leave them desperate and broke by the time they reach the U.S. border. ... Read more»

Immigrants wary as DHS ends Nicaraguan protection, extends Hondurans

Arizona immigrants with Temporary Protected Status who were looking to the Department of Homeland Security for clues to their future in the U.S. may have been left with more questions than answers after an announcement this week.... Read more»

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»

Analysis

The pros and cons of imposing sanctions on Venezuela

Analysis: The U.S. president is expected to impose sanctions on Venezuelan government officials. But not before taking these not-so-small issues into account.... Read more»

Mexican shelters heeding call to aid desperate migrants

Carlos Solis was training to be a priest when he got a new calling – to help the Central American migrants who show up at his southern Mexican shelter on their way toward the U.S. The House of Mercy is one of 52 shelters on the route north, run by people, like Solis, called to help. ... Read more»

Brewer, Johnson tour Nogales migrant kids shelter

Wednesday morning, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer toured the Nogales Border Patrol station where around 900 unaccompanied minors from Central America are detained after crossing into the United States through the Rio Grande Valley.... Read more»

Chinese tycoon preparing to build a canal across Nicaragua

Yup, a rival to Panama’s canal. And he's breaking ground this year. Here are 7 things you should know. ... Read more»

How Russia arms America’s southern neighbors

Russia is now the largest weapons dealer to governments in Latin America. Russia's push into Ukraine has put many on edge. But less known is that Russia is also strengthening its military links south of the Rio Grande and re-establishing itself as a power in the region.... Read more»

Analysis

Cuba policy costs Obama at Summit of the Americas

Forget the horny Secret Service agents and their Colombian hookers. It was U.S. diplomacy that really got screwed at this weekend's Summit of the Americas in Cartagena.... Read more»

Island of the widows

Disease killing thousands of sugar cane workers

Chronic kidney disease stands at the heart of a lethal mystery — and legacy of neglect by industry and governments, including the United States, which have resisted pleas for aggressive action to spotlight the malady and find a remedy.... Read more»2

U.S., Central American nations pledge to protect migrants

Migrant laborers in this country will be able to get information on workers compensation, wage-and-hour laws and other U.S. labor protections “no matter how you got here,” under an agreement signed Monday. (with video)... Read more»3

What does it mean to be a leftist in Latin America?

Leaders of an international leftist alliance descended on Managua this week to compare revolutionary credentials and strategize their next move in their hemispheric struggle against neoliberalism.... Read more»

Latin America in 2011: The year ahead

A Latin American decade? The term is starting to be tossed around. We won't pretend to have a magic eight ball, but there's certainly plenty to watch in the region.... Read more»

Analysis

Daniel Ortega's cult of personality

Is Ortega pushing Nicaragua toward a retro-tropical dictatorship with a God complex? The constitution prohibits the president from seeking re-election, but the ruling Sandinista party, which Ortega runs like a family business, has made it clear it intends to remain in power for a long time.... Read more»