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Slave Labor, Deforestation and Greed Create Crisis in Brazilian Countryside

The Temer administration continues to threaten to favor Brazilian agriculture at the price of one of Brazil’s greatest riche– the environment. Progressive sectors of society worry that the rise of agribusiness hides severe labor and environmental costs.

Tillerson in Mexico

Tillerson’s visit stirred the already muddied waters of Mexican politics. It did nothing to repair the binational relationship and increased, rather than allayed fears regarding the Trump administration’s policies against Mexican migrants, the border wall, the failed drug war or possible plans to block the center-left in the upcoming elections.

Brazil: Democratic Legitimacy At Risk

A shadow has been cast over the legitimacy of the October 2018 Brazilian presidential elections.

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PEN Lecture Series – Laura Carlsen

From Mexico: María de Jesús Patricio Martínez (Marichuy)

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November 17, 2017

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Laura Carlsen’s article for The Nation, Read Here.

September 14, 2017

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Laura Carlsen is quoted in Rolling Stone Magazine Read Here.

August 7, 2017

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Laura Carlsen is quoted in NPR,  Read Here.