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On the Border, Small Farmers Tackle Big Issues of Migration, Climate Change, Food Policy

Escrito por  |  20 / November / 2017

Ciudad Juarez on the Chihuahua-Texas border has historically been a nexus of migration and global capital flows. Now that the presidency of Donald Trump has revived international debates on both, the international small farmers’ organization, Via Campesina, gathered from around the world there in early November to examine the connections between low-wage work, migration and the environment.

International Migrant Crisis Hits a Breaking Point in Baja California

Escrito por  |  10 / October / 2016

Since last spring, an estimated 13,000 Haitians and other foreign nationals have arrived in Baja California, with varying estimates of anywhere from 10,000 to 40,000 more on the way.

The Diplomatic Breakthrough in Havana

Escrito por  |  3 / August / 2015

In the streets of Havana the diplomatic breakthrough is all people are discussing, from those who interpret Obama’s decision as an admission of a failed policy toward the island, to those who expect that the arrival of North Americans will lead to increased economic capacity.

Martelly Remakes Authoritarian Rule in Haiti

Escrito por  |  25 / May / 2015

President Michel Martelly of Haiti began to rule the island nation by decree on January 13, 2015, after allowing the National Assembly to collapse.

How to Close Guantanamo

Escrito por  |  10 / February / 2015

The Obama administration should be conducting talks at the highest levels, if it has not already begun, in order to correct the injustice of Guantanamo not only as a torture site but as a violation of the sovereignty of a state with whom our government finally is normalizing relations.

On the Right Path in U.S.-Cuba Relations: Reflections from Former Chief of U.S. Interests Section

Escrito por  |  23 / December / 2014

When the United States broke relations with Cuba in 1961, the U.S. embassy in Havana closed. Many people thought that this phase in U.S.-Cuba relations would not last long, that cutting ties would lead to Fidel Castro’s downfall. But it only proved counterproductive, damaging the United States’ standing in the world and doing nothing to improve the lives of the Cuban people.

Haiti Rape Accountability and Prevention Project, 16 Days of Activism

Escrito por  |  9 / December / 2014

This year, the international campaign to raise awareness of and to call for an end to all forms of violence against women centers on the links between militarism and gender based violence. IJDH and BAI have joined with grassroots groups in Haiti and international partners to launch the Haiti Rape Accountability and Prevention Project (RAPP) to respond to the epidemic of rapes against poor women and girls in Haiti in the wake of the January 12, 2010 earthquake.