August 05, 2011
Today’s New York Times features an op-ed by sociologist Douglass Massey on the precipitous drop in recent years in wealth among Latino families in the United States. According to a report by the Pew Research Center, the net worth of Latino households decreased 66 percent in the period 2005-2009 in...
August 05, 2011
Last week the Salvadoran legislative assembly voted to repeal controversial Decree 743, which required the Constitutional Court, the country’s highest judicial body, to reach decisions by unanimous consent. After a wave of popular protests, deputies from both the conservative ARENA and the leftist...
August 04, 2011
Over the past two weeks, U.S. media airways have been dominated by the sad spectacle of elected representatives’ refusal to govern, their repudiation of even the pretense of trying to seek agreement on issues of grave importance to people living in the country and many more affected by their...
August 03, 2011
There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the Arizona state government’s latest anti-immigration ploy—to build its own border wall on private land, with money from private donors, using inmate labor. On the official website, unveiled on July 20, Arizona state senator Steven Smith explains that this...
August 02, 2011
About a week and a half ago, a group of activists and immigrants began a trek by car, bus, and train from various locations in Guatemala and Mexico’s southern border (with Guatemala and Belize) to Mexico City, demanding that the Mexican government put an end to the horrific violence inflicted on...
August 01, 2011
During the 1980s Colombian narcotraffickers fought ferociously against being extradited to the United States. Pablo Escobar, the chief of the notorious Medellin Cartel, launched a campaign of terror in order to avoid extradition, resulting in the deaths of hundreds. “Better a grave in Colombia than...