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US Issues Visas in Cuba for First Time in More Than Four Years

Washington closed its consular services in Havana in 2017 after US personnel suffered from mystery illnesses. The United States embassy in Cuba began issuing visas for the first time in more than four years after disruption due to alleged sonic attacks against its diplomatic personnel, and at a time when the island is experiencing...

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U.S. Quietly Expands Asylum Limits While Preparing to End Them

The Biden administration has begun expelling Cubans and Nicaraguans to Mexico under pandemic-related powers to deny migrants a chance to seek asylum, expanding use of the rule even as it publicly says it has been trying to unwind it, officials said Wednesday. The U.S. struck an agreement with Mexico to expel up to 100 Cubans …...

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Some 7,300 Haitians Returned From Dominican Republic In April

Some 7,300 Haitians returned in April from the neighboring Dominican Republic, almost half of them deported, the Support Group for Refugees and Returnees (GARR) denounced on Friday. Some 3,158 of them were repatriated; 3,246 decided to return; 856 were repressed, and over 2,800 testified to having been imprisoned before being taken to...

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Iran Inks Eight Cooperation Agreements with Venezuela and Nicaragua

Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji signed eight major cooperation agreements with Venezuela and Nicaragua during his recent Latin America tour, according to a report published by the local media. The Saturday report by semi-official Fars news agency cited sources close to Owji and said that the minister had inked two contracts and four...

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Mexico’s Closure of Elite Unit Deals a Blow to the US’ Fight Against Narcos

The special unit worked closely with the US’ DEA for several decades, but President Obrador’s less confrontational policy led to its dissolution. The Mexican government has decided to disband their anti-narcotics unit that worked hand-in-hand with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to tackle organised crime for a quarter of...

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Latin American Nations Ease Restrictions As COVID Cases Drop

Plummeting coronavirus infection rates across Latin America have led governments in the region to lift restrictions on mass gatherings, travel requirements and mask mandates that have been in place for two years. Colombians will soon be going to movie theaters without having to wear face masks. Chile opens its borders next week for the...

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Cuba Condemns US Aggressions in Sao Paulo Forum

The member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Jorge Luis Broche today condemned the aggressions of the United States against the island in a meeting here at the Sao Paulo Forum. Speaking at the meeting of Central America and the Caribbean of that mechanism, based in this …...

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Iran Inks Eight Cooperation Agreements with Venezuela and Nicaragua

Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji signed eight major cooperation agreements with Venezuela and Nicaragua during his recent Latin America tour, according to a report published by the local media. The Saturday report by semi-official Fars news agency cited sources close to Owji and said that the minister had inked two contracts and four...

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Costa Rica Denounces Delay Of US Visas For Journalists

Newspaper Libertad and ElPaís.cr of Costa Rica reported today that the United Nations Correspondents Association considered delay of United States in granting visas to journalists from Prensa Latina accredited to the UN, as inexplicable. The president of the Association (UNCA), Valeria Robecco, expressed she is surprised by the...

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Central American, Caribbean Blocs Condemn Attack On Ukraine

Two blocs of Central American and Caribbean countries condemned Russia’s attack on Ukraine and warned about the impact of the conflict on the region Tuesday, following meetings between diplomats and a high-ranking European Union representative. More than a dozen foreign ministers met in Panama Monday and Tuesday to discuss global...

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