Americas

Cuba

U.S. should end special treatment for Cubans, Costa Rican minister says

Foreign Minister Manuel González says the Cuban Adjustment Act, which lets Cubans reaching the U.S. stay there, is largely responsible for tens of thousands of migrants who have come to Central and South America in hopes of getting to the U.S. The U.S., concerned about the record number of Cubans arriving at its border, has asked regional governments for help slowing the tide by tightening their borders and dismantling smuggling rings. But González said the U.S. must do more and that migrants of other nationalities see the Cuban migration as an example of how they, too, might reach the U.S.

Colombia

Next fight for Colombia’s peace deal: a national referendum

Colombia declared a ceasefire with the nation’s largest guerrilla group Thursday putting an end to the half-century conflict. But the chief negotiator of a historic peace deal warned that it could have “unimaginable” and “catastrophic” consequences if Colombians reject the pact during an Oct. 2 referendum.

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Life after the Olympics

Rio de Janeiro tries to readjust to normalcy after a hectic lead up to the Olympic games. Daily life has resumed, with all the pleasure and challenges it brings. A lot was put on hold, and the city still must host the Paralympic Games beginning on Sept. 7th​.

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Videos

Downsizing detainee operations at U.S. Navy Base at Guantánamo Bay

U.S. military approved video footage from a July 9-10, 2016 visit. Prison camp commanders describe the state of affairs at the detention center of revolving U.S. forces, roughly 33 troops and civilians for every prisoner.
José A. Iglesias Miami Herald
Downsizing detainee operations at U.S. Navy Base at Guantánamo Bay 2:50

Downsizing detainee operations at U.S. Navy Base at Guantánamo Bay

Life after the Olympics 1:08

Life after the Olympics

Victims of the Beast migrant train tell their story 2:21

Victims of the Beast migrant train tell their story

A look at Marquetalia, birthplace of Colombia's rebel movement 2:38

A look at Marquetalia, birthplace of Colombia's rebel movement