January 30, 2013
From 1995 through 2012, a time of dramatically intensified policing of U.S. territorial boundaries by federal authorities, the remains of over 6,000 migrants were recovered in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. This made for an average of almost one recovered body—in whole or in part—per day over...
January 28, 2013
The negotiations between the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) and the Juan Manuel Santos government have advanced, and last week they established a benchmark for the first item on their discussion of the agrarian question. Both parties have agreed that a “sufficient...
January 25, 2013
The Miami Herald recently presented the opinions of conservative pundit José Cárdenas in a news article on U.S.-Cuba relations. But there’s a crucial piece of information the newspaper withheld from its readership, and it’s the one thing to know about Cárdenas: his job. He’s a...
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...