The Scope of Hate in 2016

The F.B.I. hasn’t released hate crime data for 2016 yet, but in November it reported a total of 5,850 hate crimes in 2015, up from 5,479 in 2014.

US gun control laws and Mexico's criminal violence

Mexico's foreign minister has blamed lax US gun control laws for the flood of illegal weapons into the country, in an unusually frank assessment of the impact of US domestic policy on violence and organized crime in Mexico.

In El Salvador the gangs cost 16% of GDP

The country’s gangs specialise in extortion. But they may be branching out. Salvadoreans pay $756m a year, about 3% of GDP, to gangs, according to a study by the country’s central bank and the UN Development Programme.

Super Tuesday II: The sequel didn't disappoint.

Primaries' results in 5 states left Clinton and Trump closer to their party's nomination, GOP candidates reduced to three after Rubio's Florida loss and Sanders campaign keeps hoping to "defy expectations"

World considers a Trump presidency, and many shudder

After the fog of Super Tuesday was lifted, many were coming tu grips whit the possibility that Trump might well be the  next American president, a thought that aroused widespread befuddlement and a good deal of horror.

U.S., Cuba discuss human trafficking

Representatives of the U.S. government and Cuba met this week in Miami to exchange information on how to combat people trafficking and prevent fraud, U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby announced Friday.

US role in ending a Central American war

The reach of El Salvador’s gangs into the US was also brought home on Jan. 29 with federal indictments of 56 gang members in Boston. This has the US has lately felt some urgency to end gang-related violence in Central America.

US to help Colombia in peace, $450m pledged

Obama said he planned to ask Congress for some $450 million in U.S. assistance for Colombia in his final budget, acceding to Santos' request that the U.S. increase its aid to the country this year.

El Chapo and the Mexico-U.S. relationship

History, drugs demands in the US, violence in Mexico, security cooperation between both are some of the issues in the Agenda that have came under the light after "El Chapo's" scape

US Dept of Agriculture studying Brazil's agricultural success

Over the last 25 years, the US farmer has become increasingly aware of the impact of South American agricultural output on the global supply of grains and oilseeds. For example, in recent years Brazil has risen to the number one position as an exporter of soybeans.

LatAm states fail to find solution for Cuban migrants

Latin American ministers failed in two rounds of meetings to find a solution for thousands of US-bound Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica. The impasse means that nearly 3,000 Cubans aiming to travel through Central America to get to the United States remain stuck in Costa Rica.