March 28, 2013
In the most recent Canadian budget, it was announced that the Canadian International Development Agency was being “modernized.” Going forward, CIDA will no longer function as a separate governmental agency, but instead it will be folded into the Department of Foreign Affairs and...
March 27, 2013
Last month’s sequester-related release of immigrants from immigration detention centers brought praise from immigrants' rights advocates and impassioned criticism from conservative politicians. House Speaker John Boehner decried the decision to “let criminals go free,” and chairman of the...
March 27, 2013
The three thousand peasants that participated in the third encounter of the National Association of Peasant Reserve Zones, which took place in San Vicente del Caguán in the department of Caquetá last Friday, were an important impetus to the FARC’s proposal of expanding these reserved zones...
March 22, 2013
"Photo Credit: Barbados Parliament"
There is an alarming need for political and institutional innovation in the Caribbean. Across the region there is a familiar narrative whereby economies are in a tailspin, austerity reigns, traditional sources of trade and aid are no longer in effect,...
March 20, 2013
What does—and should—constitute security can be a complicated and controversial matter. But you wouldn’t know this if you only talked to the U.S. Border Patrol and White House staffers, or read The New York Times on March 16.
In one article, a top-of-the-fold, front-page piece entitled “...
March 19, 2013
White smoke is rising in Havana, Cuba where the negotiators of the Juan Manuel Santos and the insurgents of the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) have been negotiating since early last year. The two sides have almost agreed on the most important issue on the agenda: the agrarian...