Alfonso Serrano

Alfonso Serrano

Immigration

As economic growth languishes, state of Maine banks on immigrants

In northern New England, an aging population has hamstrung growth, but immigration could provide heft for the workforce.

As economic growth languishes, state of Maine banks on immigrants

Latin America

Poet Pablo Neruda pens a verse from the grave

Forensics experts conclude the Nobel laureate did not die from cancer, casting suspicion on the Pinochet regime.

Poet Pablo Neruda pens a verse from the grave

Features

War on drugs leads to more potent narcotics: Study

Price of illegal drugs has declined while potency has increased, researchers warn.

War on drugs leads to more potent narcotics: Study

Features

California prisoners continue hunger strikes

Prison protests against "cruel and inhumane conditions" are seen by officials as ploy by gang leaders to regain power.

California prisoners continue hunger strikes

US & Canada

Uruguay moves closer to legalising cannabis

Country's lower court approves key measure that allows government to regulate production and sale of the substance.

Uruguay moves closer to legalising cannabis