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.
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.
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.
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” — […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]