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Trump administration will end refugee program for children

Minors from violence-plagued El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala will no longer be permitted to reunite with their parents in the United States.... Read more»

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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»

Report: These are the world’s deadliest cities

A new report ranks the 50 most violent cities on the planet. Here's why Latin America crowds the list.... Read more»

Analysis

How Hugo Chavez helped bring the U.S. and Cuba closer together

News analysis: It's going to be a bad year for Venezuela's leader Nicolas Maduro.... 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»

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»

Brazil and Ecuador come out against airstrikes in Syria

The South American governments are calling the air campaign against Islamist militants a violation of Syria's sovereignty — even if Assad seems to be welcoming the help.... Read more»

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

Latin America’s military is making a comeback

Bloody military coups may now be practically unthinkable in Latin America, but experts say the risks to democracy are real.... Read more»

Here's what else is happening in the Americas besides the World Cup

Believe it or not, there are things going on in South America right now that have nothing to do with Brazil's soccer mega-event.... Read more»

Are any countries seriously trying to tackle the climate crisis?

With floods, droughts, forest fires and extreme storms on the rise, President Barack Obama has been attempting to reassert U.S. leadership in the fight against climate change. So, as negotiators frantically attempt to agree on a new United Nations climate treaty, due to be inked in Paris late next year, how does the rest of the world stack up to the U.S. when it comes to tackling the climate crisis?... Read more»

Just 2 percent of Latin Americans are rated as having free media

Independent journalism in the Americas is backsliding again, Freedom House says.... Read more»

Uruguay’s pot-legalizing president goes to Washington

From ganja to Guantanamo, there's a stunning array of topics for Jose Mujica and Barack Obama to discuss.... 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»

Why Maduro's right about Venezuela food shortages

A look at what lies behind Venezuela’s food shortages.... Read more»

Even the 99 percent get kidnapped in Mexico

With ransoms set as low as $250, now more lower-class Mexicans can 'afford' an abduction. Although, sometimes they're killed anyway. "If there's anything democratic in Morelos, it's kidnapping," says Gerardo Becerra, 56, a businessman who is leading a citizens' anti-crime protest movement in Cuernavaca.... Read more»

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