Otto Perez Molina, president of Guatemala, said this month that he hopes to receive a positive response from the United States government about granting the Temporal Protection Status (TPS) to Guatemala's citizens that are illegally in the United States.Tags Immigration
Colombian rocker Juanes and Dominican singer Juan Luis Guerra have donated $150,000 from their benefit concert in New York to the American Red Cross, for the victims of superstorm Sandy.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has announced a unilateral ceasefire for the next two months, while it participates in peace talks with the Colombian government.Tags Conflict/War
Mexican pop music duo Jesse & Joy claimed four Latin Grammy awards on Thursday night, becoming the biggest winners of the 13th annual ceremony, defeating superstar favorite Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes, who competed against the band in three of the main categories.Tags Music
One of Guatemala's active volcanoes, Volcan de Fuego, has erupted with lava and ash being seen on Sept. 13, prompting an evacuation alert to more than 33,000 people. However, the evacuation of nearly two-thirds of those people was not possible due to the lack of a robust emergency response system in the affected areas.
The family of a killed bodega worker, Reynaldo Cuevas, has called for Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson to open an investigation into his death. The family claims there was more to the killing and that it was not as simple as the accident police have officially stated, and they point to video and witness accounts as evidence.
Guatemala's Constitutional Court decided recently that ex-president Alfonso Portillo could be extradited to the United States on charges of money laundering and embezzling $1.5 million of foreign donations.
Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos has said last week that he is in talks with the leaders of rebel group FARC, in an effort to end a conflict that has been affecting the country for more than 50 years.
Twelve South American nations have condemned the United Kingdom for allegedly saying that it would use force to enter Ecuador's embassy in London to arrest Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks.
The recent pickup truck crash in South Texas, where 15 immigrants were killed, has revealed the deadly game some illegal immigrants are playing in the pursuit of a better life.
Hugo Chavez, who is seeking to be re-elected as a president of Venezuela in October, has said last week that he prays constantly to God to "allow him finish his mission on earth."4 comments
Olympian Erick Barrondo made Guatemala proud after winning a silver medal in the 20-kilometer walk at the 2012 London Olympics last week; the first medal for that country in the history of the Games.
The Supreme Court's decision this week to uphold Arizona's immigration law has led some legal groups to warn the decision could result in racial profiling. The law allows police to stop and check the immigration status of anyone they suspect to be in the country illegally.
According to a recent poll nearly two thirds of U.S. voters support the executive order that President Barack Obama gave last week to give an opportunity to illegal young immigrants to remain in the United States and obtain legal status.Tags Immigration
Gangs and drug trafficking groups are getting stronger in Latin America according to recent reports. The worrying trend has been blamed on a number of factors that are allowing the groups to expand and become more bold; a weak and flawed law enforcement, overcrowded jails, and poverty within the general population.