November 08, 2012
Early Wednesday morning the Caribbean breathed a sigh of relief with the re-election of Barack Obama. A Romney victory would have ushered in a period of uncertainty, as it was expected that he would pursue a more aggressive stance towards Cuba and other left leaning governments in the region...
November 06, 2012
On November 2, high above Nogales, Sonora at the Colinas del Buen Pastor cemetery, Taide Elena placed two lit candles on the grave of her grandson, 16-year-old José Antonio Elena Rodríguez.
Taide Elena, Jose Antonio's grandmother, paying her respects at her grandson's grave. Credit:...
November 05, 2012
Over the past 30 years, the top 1% of the United States has experienced a 240% increase in its real annual income, while that of the median household has barely budged. Imagine if this explosive, decades-long growth of inequality were somehow reversed—and reversed at an even faster rate...
November 03, 2012
On November 15, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) and the delegates of the Colombian state will begin to tackle the first issue on their agenda: the agrarian question. My previous blog addressed the diametrically opposed narratives and positions on the...
November 03, 2012
With Hurricane Sandy still vividly imprinted on everyone’s mind, it is important to remember that the storm’s destruction did not begin once the storm came ashore off the coast of New Jersey. Before the storm made landfall, it took the lives of 70 people, the majority occurring in Haiti (54...
November 02, 2012
It is 5:30 am and we are traveling down highway 86 in southern Arizona on the Tohono O’odham Nation. It is so dark and quiet that even the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint outside of Three Points, approximately 20 miles to the west of Tucson, seems to be sleeping, despite the glaring stadium...