Catherine Shoichet writes and edits breaking news and feature stories for CNN Digital. She is fluent in Spanish and also works closely with CNN en Español to report on Latin America and immigration issues.
Brazil's image as host of next year's FIFA World Cup took a hit Sunday when police fired tear gas at fans of rival football teams during a deciding league match in Santa Catarina state. The fighting erupted in the stands just 10 minutes into the game Vasco da Gama needed to win to have a spot in the top league division. Their rival, Atletico Paranaense, had scored the first goal when people in the stands started throwing punches and kicks.
(CNN) It's the first flight for many people who file onto these planes. But it's not a happy occasion. Guards patrol the aisles. The passengers are handcuffed. And all of them have one-way tickets. Planes chartered by ICE Air Operations, the division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement that coordinates the transportation and deportation of detained immigrants, fly more than 100,000 people back to their home countries every year.
Montreal (CNN) — Pass through the pews of Our Lady of Guadalupe church and you'll get a glimpse of this country's newest immigrants. A man from Mexico arrived here as a tourist, but hopes to study French and find a way to stay. A family from El Salvador came here from the United States, where they feared officials would deport them. A Venezuelan family fleeing the rising turmoil in their country says they're seeking refuge. A growing number of immigrants from Latin America say they're looking north.