January 24, 2013
On January 8, 2013, Canada’s Minister of International Cooperation—and head of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)—blindsided Haiti, the United States, and the United Nations by announcing through the media that he would be freezing any further distributions of development aid. The...
January 24, 2013
A comprehensive immigration reform bill will soon be introduced in Congress. This could be a positive development by normalizing the status of millions who are now forced to live in the shadows, reducing the number of immigrants who cross—and sometimes die—in the desert, and allowing some of...
January 21, 2013
Some noticeable, important developments took place last week, which are likely to have far-reaching effects on the peace negotiations between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Juan Manuel Santos government. Chief among these was the FARC's response to the proposals...
January 18, 2013
While President Evo Morales decrees that Bolivia’s TIPNIS conflict is resolved, conflicting reports issued by the government and religious and human rights groups over the past few weeks have served to extend the controversy over the proposed highway that would bisect this indigenous territory and...
January 17, 2013
This past November I visited Ciudad Juárez, Mexico to witness the urban redevelopment taking place in the city’s historic district and efforts to save sites like the popular La Nueva Central restaurant. With my digital camera I took about thirty minutes of footage from which I...
January 14, 2013
On January 14 the negotiators from the Juan Manuel Santos’s administration and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) resume their discussion of the agrarian question. The government is insisting on concluding this segment by spring, while the FARC refuses to apply a time...