Haiti may be over 5,000 miles away from Africa, but there are cultural, historical, and economic ties that make it more a part of Africa than the Americas, says guest blogger Ovetta Sampson.
Drug trafficking is at the root of most of the 1,136 homicides perpetrated in Puerto Rico in 2011, the highest number ever recorded, exceeding even Mexico's murder rate. The Puerto Rican government cannot manage this crisis alone. Washington must intervene.
After the 2010 earthquake, Tony Boursiquot hurried home to help save Haiti's next generation.
Although much has been made of Mexican cartels' spread into Central America, they have not supplanted Colombia-based drug traffickers, who are still highly active in the region.
The mother of Jose Pimentel spoke to reporters outside her upper Manhattan home the day after her son was arraigned in state court on terrorism-related charges.
Bomb plot: New York may have been saved from a series of terrorist attacks after police aprehended a man suspected of planning bombings throughout the city but the FBI felt the suspect lacked the mental capacity or ability to have carried out the bomb plot.