washington http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20306/all en NGOS to Washington: Cut military aid to Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/ngos-washington-cut-military-aid-mexico A group of influential NGOs in Washington on Thursday called on the U.S. government to reduce military aid to Mexico and replace it with more help building Mexico’s institutions. Presenting a joint report, entitled “A Cautionary Tale,” the NGOs argued that the U.S. help to Mexico has been too centered in support of its army and marines. While the soldiers have been shooting down drug cartel capos and hit men across the country, they have also been accused of widespread human rights abuses, including torture, murder and forced disappearances. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/ngos-washington-cut-military-aid-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> colombia drug war Mexico washington Mexico Que pasa Thu, 10 Nov 2011 22:45:00 +0000 Ioan Grillo 5681027 at http://www.globalpost.com Bullet fired into White House window found by Secret Service http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111116/secret-service-finds-bullet-fired-white-house-window <p> Police believe the bullets are linked to a shooting reported near the White House Friday night.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111116/secret-service-finds-bullet-fired-white-house-window" target="_blank">read more</a></p> washington United States Wed, 16 Nov 2011 13:14:00 +0000 News Desk 5681477 at http://www.globalpost.com 3 skiers killed in avalanche in Washington state http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120220/3-skiers-killed-avalanche-washington-state <p> Three skiers in Washington state&#39;s Cascade Mountains are killed when an avalanche sweeps them down a canyon at a popular resort, although a fourth skier survives.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120220/3-skiers-killed-avalanche-washington-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> avalanche United States washington United States Mon, 20 Feb 2012 17:02:45 +0000 Sarah Wolfe 5692502 at http://www.globalpost.com New numbers show mixed picture in DC's AIDS fight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/new-numbers-show-mixed-picture-dcs-aids-fight The nation’s capital has released more information about its epidemic – and it’s a mixed picture. The District reported Wednesday that the number of residents infected with HIV in 2010 has increased by nearly 3,000 people since 2006, but DC's overall prevalence rate has dropped from 3.2 percent in 2009 to 2.7 percent. So is DC making progress in its AIDS fight?<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/new-numbers-show-mixed-picture-dcs-aids-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health HIV/AIDS washington Health Global Pulse GlobalPost Blogs Fri, 22 Jun 2012 17:46:26 +0000 Juliana Schatz 5709018 at http://www.globalpost.com Washington prepares for inauguration, city braces for flu http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130118/washington-prepares-inauguration-braces-flu Hundreds of thousands of people are descending on Washington for Monday's presidential inauguration.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130118/washington-prepares-inauguration-braces-flu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama washington Politics United States Sat, 19 Jan 2013 02:20:00 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5736479 at http://www.globalpost.com Convicted felon on the run in Washington after 4-year-old is shot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130722/convicted-felon-the-run-washington-after-4-year- An "armed and dangerous" 25-year-old felon is on the run in Washington state, accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend's four-year-old son.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130722/convicted-felon-the-run-washington-after-4-year-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know washington Americas United States Mon, 22 Jul 2013 04:21:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5889903 at http://www.globalpost.com