As protests against Arizona's immigration law grow, LAB explains how the Republican legislators shot themselves in the foot.
The author argues that a new immigration law in Arizona will create tensions in the border with Mexico.

Letter from Manaus

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Last week I went to Manaus for a conference.  It was 40 years since the first time I'd been there.  Manaus then was a small town of elegant old houses dating from the rubber boom, built around the grandiose Opera House,  a town of  precarious shanties
Resentment against foreigners is growing in Argentina, as many poor migrants from Bolivia and Paraguay have been involved in the takeover of land in Buenos Aires.

Bulletin 22 January 2010

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Haiti: President admits lack of coordination ♦ Port-au-Prince port, back in business ♦ Thousands to be relocated ♦ Peru: Shinning Path followers form political party ♦ Latin America on way to recovery ♦ Peru: cli
Surveillance on the US -Mexico border to be increased by the introduction of new drones. Taylor Barnes discusses security issues.
About 300 families flee Cuidad Meir following days of gang battles triggered by killing of Tony the Tormenta.
U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff commander General Martin Dempsey visited Colombia on March 29 to announce that within weeks U.S. military personnel will operate from a military base there with the newly formed Vulcan Task Force.
UN says Colombia has more people displaced by violence than any other country.
Tensions for Haitian migrants in the Dominican Republic as immigrant is shot dead by patrol.

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