Ahead of Vice President's Latin America trip, immigration takes center stage as domestic issue

Ahead of Vice President's Latin America trip, immigration takes center stage as domestic issue

04/06/2021Por Bernd Debusmann Jr
In her first foreign trip as Vice President, Harris will head to both countries as part of her role leading diplomatic efforts to stem the flow of migrants headed to the US border.
President López Obrador's 'coup' rhetoric and criticism of US electoral posturing?

President López Obrador's 'coup' rhetoric and criticism of US electoral posturing?

04/06/2021Por Bernd Debusmann Jr
In an interview with LPO, Andrew I. Rudman, the director of the Mexico Institute said he believes that "an important piece" of the Mexican President's comments are connected to Mexico's mid-term elections, which are scheduled for June 6.
US pledges 6 million vaccine doses to South and Central America

US pledges 6 million vaccine doses to South and Central America

04/06/2021Por Bernd Debusmann Jr
In a statement, the White House said that of the first 25 million doses, 19 million will be shared through COVAX.
Human rights group calls on Biden to end 'alternative to detention' program for migrants

Human rights group calls on Biden to end 'alternative to detention' program for migrants

03/06/2021Por Bernd Debusmann Jr
The report - entitled ‘Ice Digital Prisons' - was published by Latino organizing group Mijente and Just Futures Law, an immigration-focused legal rights group.
Investment in Latino communities will help stop police violence, says Congressman 'Chuy' Garcia

Investment in Latino communities will help stop police violence, says Congressman 'Chuy' Garcia

03/06/2021Por Bernd Debusmann Jr
A new study has found that police killings of Latinos in the US is higher than previously thought
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Colombia 'not effective' at controlling protest 'distortions', says Iván Duque

Colombia 'not effective' at controlling protest 'distortions', says Iván Duque

31/05/2021Por Bernd Debusmann Jr
Speaking at an event organized by the Washington DC-based Inter-American Dialogue, Duque said he believed that the protests were largely a result of the steps Colombia took to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Voter ID laws impact US Latinos unequally, experts say

Voter ID laws impact US Latinos unequally, experts say

31/05/2021Por Bernd Debusmann Jr
On Monday, a number of experts - including some representing Latino organizations - testified before the Committee on House Administration's Subcommittee on elections to discuss the measures, which have become a politically important issue in recent weeks.
China changing Latin American perceptions with Covid-19 aid, says ex-Chilean ambassador

China changing Latin American perceptions with Covid-19 aid, says ex-Chilean ambassador

31/05/2021Por Bernd Debusmann Jr
In an event organized by the Washington DC-based Atlantic Council on Monday, Jorge Heine, who served as Chile's envoy to China between 2014 and 2017, said that China had an edge over the US with regards to the rapid deployment of vaccines.
Florida Senator Rick Scott slams Biden and Harris for 'avoiding' Mexican border

Florida Senator Rick Scott slams Biden and Harris for 'avoiding' Mexican border

31/05/2021Por Bernd Debusmann Jr
The statement comes less than two weeks before Harris plans to travel to both Guatemala and Mexico as part of her plan to use diplomacy to help stem the flow of migrants to the US-Mexican border.
Brazil-US links improving in Biden administration despite close Trump-Bolsonaro ties, say ambassadors

Brazil-US links improving in Biden administration despite close Trump-Bolsonaro ties, say ambassadors

19/05/2021Por Bernd Debusmann Jr
Brazil-US links improving in Biden administration despite close Trump-Bolsonaro ties, say ambassadors

Speaking at an event Tuesday organized by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, current US ambassador to Brasilia Todd Chapman said that the partnership between the two countries remains "alive and well" despite Bolsonaro's close relationship with Trump.