September 07, 2011
John Randolph, a musician and migrant rights activist, is hardly a recognizable name in discussions on matters of immigration and boundary enforcement in the United States, but he should be. This is due to a combination of his 26 years as an agent of the U.S. Border Patrol and, later, of...
September 06, 2011
The government of Juan Manuel Santos is adjusting its military strategy to concentrate on special operations rather than on sustained large-scale operations such as Plan Patriota, which concentrated in southern Colombia during the early years of the Álvaro Uribe presidency (2002-2010). FARC...
September 06, 2011
Reporters Marcela Yarce y Rocío González Photo: NotimexWhen the bodies of two female reporters, strangled and beaten, were found covered by a canvas tarp in the Iztapalapa section of Mexico City last Thursday, public opinion differed as to whether their murder should first be investigated as a...
September 02, 2011
Negotiations between the Bolivian government and indigenous groups protesting the proposed TIPNIS highway broke down before getting off the ground this week, while a visit from Brazil’s ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva served as a reminder of the larger geopolitical interests involved.
August 31, 2011
Five nights a week, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) van drops off a group of immigrants at the Tucson Greyhound bus station. These are people who have been recently released from an ICE-contracted private detention facility in Eloy, Arizona. In June, I went to the bus station with the...
August 30, 2011
Last Thursday, August 25, at about three in the afternoon, five or six armed men walked into the Casino Royale, a gambling house in Monterrey, Mexico, ordered patrons and employees to leave, and then quickly set fire to the place. At least 52 people died in the blaze, most of them, according to...