March 01, 2013
This time of year in Boston, we’re used to seeing ex-Congressman Joe Kennedy on late-night TV, reminding us that “no one should be left out in the cold.” It’s a plug for the home heating oil assistance program run by his non-profit, Citizens Energy, in partnership with CITGO, the Houston-...
February 28, 2013
On February 17, Rene Meza Huerta drove on a short errand through the streets of South Tucson, Arizona, with his girlfriend and their children. Huerta is a Mexican national who was in the process of getting his U.S. citizenship. Police pulled him over because of a seatbelt infraction. “Please...
February 25, 2013
Negotiating an end to the almost half-century of violent conflict in Colombia is in itself complex due to the multidimensionality of such long lasting war. But, in the Colombian case, these peace talks are taking place with two additional aggravating factors. One is that the peace talks are...
February 22, 2013
On February 7, authorities released the autopsy report of 16-year-old Nogales, Sonora resident José Antonio Elena Rodriguez. A U.S. Border Patrol agent, firing from the United States last October 10, killed Jose Antonio. The findings of the autopsy paint a troubling picture of that evening’s...
February 21, 2013
"Photo Credit - El Periodico"
While it is too early to tell whether or not Jean Claude Duvalier will appear in court today to face charges for embezzlement and corruption, it is important, whatever the outcome, to highlight that Guatemala’s arduous 14-year struggle to prosecute former...
February 16, 2013
On Sunday, February 10, The New York Times published a slight, 500-word dispatch on Venezuela from reporter William Neuman titled, “Venezuela, Despite Troubles, Proudly Seizes On a Hat.” The article’s headline, like Neuman’s content, was designed to illustrate that in Venezuela, “...