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Map of route taken by Cuban migrants to the U.S. Miami Herald 2015

New Exodus Of Cubans Headed To The US Is Underway Across The Americas

Those fleeing cited several reasons for abandoning the island, including economic hardships and fear that restored diplomatic ties between Washington and Havana will bring an end to the Cuban Adjustment Act, which allows most Cubans who make it to U.S. soil to stay.

November 2, 2015

Pope Francis’ Visit A Respite For Embattled Ecuadorean President

What was supposed to be a brief courtesy visit by the pope to the president at his Carondolet palace on Monday ran much longer than expected when Correa escorted Francis down a winding reception line.

July 8, 2015

Pope Begins Trip To South America

Pope Francis launched the first of two summertime trips to the Americas on Sunday, arriving in Ecuador on a mission to reach and energize some of the hemisphere’s poorest, most marginalized — and most Catholic — populations.

July 6, 2015
Immigrants, Donald Trump

Central America Turmoil, Not U.S. Policies, May Be Behind Surge Of Child Migrants

By Tim Johnson, McClatchy Foreign Staff ARRIAGA, Mexico — Wilson Coxaj, looking braver than his 16 years might merit, left his village in Guatemala’s highlands earlier this month and is making his way to the United States. It is a perilous journey. If he’s successful, he’ll join what U.S. officials are calling “the surge” — […]

June 11, 2014

Venezuela Factions Agree To ‘Exploratory Meeting’ Aimed At Ending Crisis

By Jim Wyss, The Miami Herald BOGOTA, Colombia — Venezuela’s coalition of opposition parties on Tuesday said it had agreed to an “exploratory meeting” with the government that might lead to formal talks aimed at ending the country’s two-month-long political crisis. In a statement, Ramon Guillermo Aveledo, the executive director of the coalition known as […]

April 8, 2014

Venezuelan Intelligence Agents Charged In Protest Deaths

CARACAS, Venezuela — Five Venezuelan intelligence agents have been arrested and charged in the deaths of two people on Feb. 12, when the ongoing wave of protests against the government started, the attorney general’s office said Wednesday. The five were charged with premeditated homicide, unlawful use of an official weapon and obstruction of justice and […]

February 26, 2014

2013 Another Unusually Warm Year Across Globe, U.S. Says

Washington (AFP) – Last year was among a handful of the warmest on record since 1880, according to U.S. government figures out Tuesday that provide more evidence that the planet is heating up. Human-caused pollution and the burning of fossil fuels such as oil and coal have driven up greenhouse gas levels, leading to this […]

January 22, 2014