Costa Rica (Tico Times)
- Wed, 19 Jun 2013 01:50:08 +0000: Border security dispute puts U.S. immigration bill at risk - TicoTimes
- Wed, 19 Jun 2013 01:37:42 +0000: Google challenges U.S. gag order, citing First Amendment - TicoTimes
- Wed, 19 Jun 2013 01:30:14 +0000: Mexico's Peña Nieto plans end to 75-year Pemex monopoly - TicoTimes
- Wed, 19 Jun 2013 01:16:23 +0000: Montreal mayor's arrest is a 3rd strike for 'pristine' Canada - TicoTimes
- Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:43:01 +0000: Protests show Brazilian dream fading as Rousseff's popularity ebbs - TicoTimes
The Americas (Washington Post)
- Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:45:00 +0000: To avoid crime, Venezuelans run together - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
Andrea Pereira just shakes her head at how carefree she used to be when she’d strap on her running shoes and jog alone at night in the streets of this gritty capital.
Then came the “express kidnapping” plague — ordinary people snatched off the street, sometimes in broad daylight. Homicides skyrocketed, with Caracas recording nearly 4,000 slayings last year, more than any other city in the world. Stories of robberies — and worse, robberies gone horribly, fatally wrong — became standard workplace chatter.Read full article >>
- Sun, 09 Jun 2013 13:03:10 +0000: Rape in Colombia’s war unearthed - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
Brigitte Carreño was only 12 when a warlord whose anti-guerrilla fighters had occupied this hamlet decided to make her his own.
So one night, he lured the tiny, effervescent schoolgirl to the dark and dank headquarters he used to plan operations against Marxist rebels.Read full article >>
- Thu, 06 Jun 2013 19:05:16 +0000: Mexican soldiers free 165 migrants - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities said Thursday that they had rescued 165 migrants, including seven children, after a raid by soldiers on a safe house near the U.S. border.
The U.S.-bound migrants, mostly Central Americans, had been held at gunpoint for two to three weeks, crammed inside a filthy home not far from the U.S. border city of McAllen, Tex., according to Mexico’s Interior Secretary.Read full article >>
- Wed, 29 May 2013 10:47:00 +0000: In Mexico City, planners turn vacant space under freeways into places to work, dine, play - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
You can’t get something out of nothing. This is common sense, not to mention a principle of physics and mathematics.
Yet the amazing science of Mexico City’s real estate development obeys no such laws.
Urban planners here, in one of the world’s most populous and crowded cities, have found a way to add thousands of square feet of new commercial and recreational space. And it isn’t costing local government a cent.Read full article >>
- Tue, 28 May 2013 10:49:00 +0000: Colombian company exports bulletproof backpacks to U.S. - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
BOGOTA, Colombia —Miguel Caballero’s business, making bulletproof clothing for the fashion-conscious, has grown over the years as presidents, police chiefs and oil sheiks from as far away as Qatar have become loyal customers.Read full article >>