Recent Posts by Laura Carlsen
Claudia is not the first migrant murdered by the Border Patrol, nor will she be the last. The Border Patrol kills people with impunity in the name of “border security”.
Written on August 28, 2018 at 3:50 pm
The bloodshed in Nicaragua today is the brutal repression unleashed by autocratic power in response to a popular uprising. The international community has a responsibility to denounce it.
Written on August 7, 2018 at 9:26 am
Free and fair elections are a critical component of a real democracy and citizens have long fought for the right to vote and to have their vote counted. Less recognized is that the right to vote is not just the right to elect representatives. It’s a human right.
Written on July 13, 2018 at 1:10 pm
In Mexico the people won. The decision of the vast majority was expressed and respected. If this election signified the empowerment of the people in the electoral process, what comes next?
Written on July 11, 2018 at 1:21 pm
Mexico will soon have a new president. As millions of Mexicans prepare for what they hope will be a new era, a large part of the ruling class—on both sides of the border—is nervously trying to figure out a way to avoid or co-opt the results of the popular vote.
Written on June 26, 2018 at 4:21 pm
“Doors were starting to open, some that had been closed for more than 60 years. Until Donald Trump arrived.¨ How are the Cuba-US. Relations after governments changes?
Written on June 20, 2018 at 10:24 am
Categories: Democracy and Society
Mexico’s second presidential debate was, in a word, disappointing. Authorities anticipate a high level of participation in these elections. People are organizing to participate as observers, voters, representatives of their parties, media monitors and informed citizens. Hopefully the third debate in June will reflect the high level of preparation and seriousness that an ever-more active citizenry deserves.
Recent Comments by Laura Carlsen
- October 4, 2016 on Report Exposes Anti-Union Practices and Poor Labor Conditions in Mexico’s Electronics Industry
- August 25, 2016 on How Brexit Affects Latin America
- March 30, 2016 on The Voice of Berta Cáceres
- October 23, 2015 on Mexico’s Epidemic of Violence Against Women
- September 24, 2015 on “This is Just Beginning”