Democracy and Society

Temer’s Dilemma

Escrito por  |  24 / July / 2017

Despite some encouraging signs in the economy, Brazil’s president Michel Temer faces an abysmal approval rating as the entire political class—and the president himself- continues to be embroiled in corruption scandals.

International Human Rights Experts Added to Growing List of Targets of Mexican Government Spy Program

Escrito por  |  12 / July / 2017

With the Ayotzinapa case still unsolved, the students still disappeared, the motives still unknown and the masterminds still unpunished, the spy scandal adds another layer of injustice. It indicates what many of us have believed from the beginning– that the Mexican government is more concerned with damage control than truth because, for them, the truth could be very damaging.

Brazil’s Everlasting Corruption Soap Opera

Escrito por  |  3 / July / 2017

As its political-economic crisis scales up, the country must face its demons and prove to the populace and foreign players that it is still a hot emerging venue

Hope Springs from the People’s Summit

Escrito por  |  26 / June / 2017

There were many hundreds of young people who traveled from all over the country to be part of the People’s Summit. To be part of the change, because NO is not enough.

Refugees: Caught Between Violence and Persecution

Escrito por  |  19 / May / 2017

This viacrucis, or Stations of the Cross, was made up of about 300 migrants, including women and children, who traveled through Mexico, ending up in Mexico City. According to one of its communiqués, its fundamental purpose is “to escape the southern border, which has condemned many people without papers to precarious work, discrimination and the absence of state protection.”

Early Dakota Access Pipeline Spill Angers Tribal Chairs

Escrito por  |  18 / May / 2017

Tribal chairmen decried the newly finished Dakota Access Pipeline when reports surfaced that its first crude oil spill in South Dakota occurred even before the private infrastructure project went into service.

On May Day, Protestors Show Transnational Unity As Tensions Heighten

Escrito por  |  16 / May / 2017

May Day is a transnational event in the Paso del Norte borderlands of El Paso-Ciudad Juarez-southern New Mexico. At this year’s demonstrations, U.S. and Mexican activists joined together to denounce Trump administration immigration policies, current and looming wars, Peña Nieto administration economic and labor reforms, femicides, the forced disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa college students, attacks on workers, and Mexico’s pending internal security law.