Miami International Airport served more than 2.1 million passengers during the 17-day winter holiday travel period from December 21 to January 6 for an increase of 3.6 percent over the same period last year. MIAâ€™s surge in holiday travelers exceeded national projections by airline industry trade organization Airlines for America (www.airlines.org) and auto group AAA, which predicted a nation-wide increase of two percent and a decrease of 1.4 percent, respectively.
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. NAFTA made the United States, Canada, and Mexico the largest free trade area in the world, linking 450 million people producing $17 trillion worth of goods and services.
Now joining us is David Bacon. He's an award-winning photojournalist, author, immigrant rights activist, who spent over two decades as a labor organizer. His most recent book is The Right to Stay Home: How U.S. Policy Drives Mexican Migration.
News Americas, LONDON, England: Governments in North America and Europe are beginning to look more closely at citizenship for investment schemes, after a small but growing number of incidents have raised concerns about who passports are being issued to.
Although much of the media have confused the illegal issue of diplomatic or regular passports with those provided under legal citizenship by investment programs that many nations operate, it is clear that the whole question of being able, in one or another way, to offer citizenship without a residence requirement is coming under increasing international scrutiny; with the real danger being that ordinary citizens may come to face blanket requirements for visas where none previously existed.
News Americas, HAMILTON, New Zealand, Weds. Jan. 8, 2013: Could 2014 be the year the once great West Indies cricket team regains its might? Thatâ€™s probably the question on the minds of many die hard West Indies cricket fans this morning as they woke up to the news that their team had trounced New Zealandâ€™s Blacks Caps in a historic win to level the five-match series.