VP Harris looks to show her clout at Summit of the Americas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will have an opportunity to connect with leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean as she welcomes them to her home state this week for the Summit of the Americas. But whether she can demonstrate her clout at the hemisphere’s premier gathering — being held on U.S. soil for the first time since 1994 — remains an open question. Since Joe Biden’s days crisscrossing Latin America as…

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The US goes ballistic: America’s gun epidemic

While in Havana this past February, I made the acquaintance of a man in his mid-fifties, who hailed from the eastern Cuban province of Guantánamo and who in 1986 had endeavoured unsuccessfully to sail on a makeshift boat from Cuba to the so-called “land of the free”: my own homeland, the United States. Apprehended by Cuban authorities, he was sentenced to three years of labour on a coffee farm – where, he said, he was…

"The US goes ballistic: America’s gun epidemic"