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  • Aerial view of Havana at sunset. Photo credit: Stefan Tariczky via Flickr, Taken on May 2, 2015 (CC BY-ND 2.0) The U.S.-Cuba Thaw: What Are the Next Steps? The reopening on Monday of the U.S. and Cuban embassies in Washington, D.C., and Havana marks a major milestone after President Barack Obama last December announced his plans to normalize ties...
  • Aerial shot of the San Juan industrial area. Photo credit: Jose Zayas via Flickr, Taken on December 3, 2010 (CC BY-ND 2.0) How Puerto Rico could emerge from a default As Puerto Rico braces for a debt default on August 1 and is being dubbed as “America’s Greece,” it is also staring at a long list of all that went wrong over the last 40 years or more. Best known for...
  • Photo credit: IFRC/Eric Quintero, Taken on January 15, 2010 (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Red Cross may not know how donations for Haiti were spent by Justin Elliott, ProPublica, and Laura Sullivan, NPR, July 21, 2015, 11:01 a.m. The American Red Cross is under pressure this week to answer detailed questions from Congress about the spending of...
  • Trade Portal, Constitution Square, Guatemala City. Photo credit: Fernando Reyes Palencia. Taken on November 13, 2013. CC BY-SA 2.0 vía Wikimedia Commons Guatemala's big corruption scandal, explained Written by Arron Daugherty | Originally published at InSightCrime Guatemala's customs authority, known as the SAT by its Spanish initials, was revealed to have robbed the state of millions in April...

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