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August 10, 2017
China has become the principal funder and contractor for President Evo Morales’s state-led development project. What's at stake for Bolivia?
July 25, 2017
Republicans have been some of the most vocal critics of Trump’s proposed cuts to humanitarian aid in Central America.
July 13, 2017
What can the assassination of Sister Maura during El Salvador’s civil war teach us about humanity for Central American refugees today?
May 12, 2017
The border enforcement regime threatens not only humans, but other living beings in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.
April 7, 2017
In “Border Cantos,” Richard Misrach evokes the reality of the border wall through photographs, accompanied by sound compositions by Guillermo Galindo. But the narratives of those who cross is largely absent from the work.
March 14, 2017
Argentinian President Macri’s crackdown on immigrants, echoing Trump, ignites a fierce national debate and raises diplomatic tensions with Bolivia.
March 9, 2017
How U.S. border policies constitute a new kind of state-led “disappearance.”
February 27, 2017
Border thinking defines the nation-state as synonymous to the borders that divide it. But can it be shifted – towards promoting, rather than severing— relationships between people?
February 15, 2017
Along a remote stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border, two visions for the climate-changed future are unfolding.
February 14, 2017
A growing resistance to the Chepete/ El Bala megadam is challenging President Evo Morales’s plan to convert Bolivia into South America’s leading energy powerhouse. 
January 30, 2017
Without a reckoning of how past policies have shaped current migratory patterns, restriction efforts – Democratic and Republican – miss the point.
January 12, 2017
Building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border would be a resounding failure. The separation wall between Israel and Palestine helps show us why. 
December 15, 2016
In the wake of the election, thousands of Haitians, Central Americans, and African asylum-seekers remain in limbo on the U.S.-Mexico border.
November 30, 2016
Brazil’s new Minister of Agriculture, Blairo Maggi, struggled to respond to civil society challenges at COP22, as the country’s commitment to environmental rights deteriorates.
November 22, 2016
Bolivia’s brutal cooperative mining conflict reveals the growing contradictions and perils of extractivism, as the government and popular sectors struggle to control a dwindling mining surplus.
November 14, 2016
Beyond trying to fix the migrant detention regime with incremental reforms, migrant rights’ activists should demand the detention regime be scrapped all together.
October 26, 2016
The number of migrants in detention has risen exponentially in the past two decades, under both Republican and Democratic administrations.
September 21, 2016
The most comprehensive study on Mexican migration yet demonstrates how the past two plus decades of increasing border enforcement have led to the opposite of intended outcomes.
July 5, 2016
The shutdown of Bolivia’s state-run textile company calls into question the alliance between President Evo Morales and the Bolivian Workers Central at a crucial political and economic juncture.
May 24, 2016
Instead of a “surge” in deportations, the U.S. government should be paying off its imperial debt to Central America.
April 15, 2016
The surprising defeat of Evo Morales’s referendum bid to run for a fourth presidential term poses new challenges and opportunities for progressive forces in Bolivia.
February 9, 2016
Will Bolivians approve a constitutional amendment that would allow President Evo Morales to run for a fourth term?
December 24, 2015
Barcelona's anti-displacement activists are successfully challenging global banking and real estate interests, while building new political models that transcend recent Latin American experience.
December 10, 2015
Through technological fixes and greater collaboration, the U.S.-Mexico border prepares for a smoother interchange of goods, while becoming an even more dangerous barrier for everyday people.
October 29, 2015
The new film Our Brand is Crisis doesn’t tell us how a president who authorized the massacre of indigenous Bolivians has lived with impunity in the U.S. for 12 years.

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