The Conversation

Argentina Bets 60 Percent Interest Rates and $50B International Bailout Will Revive Its Economy

Could Argentina’s latest crisis turn out differently than the others?

  • Oct 16, 2018
  • 9:10 am

Migrant Money Could Be Keeping Nicaragua’s Uprising Alive

Roughly 16 percent of the country’s population lives abroad. Their remittances, which last year totaled $1.4 billion, have fueled consumption and tempered political pressure on Ortega’s government to reduce poverty.

  • Oct 15, 2018
  • 11:53 am

Youth Living in Settlements at US Border Suffer Poverty and Lack of Health Care

Many small towns lack the most basic public services and utilities such as paved roads and adequate drainage.

  • Oct 15, 2018
  • 6:15 am

Massacres, Disappearances and 1968: Mexicans Remember the Victims of a ‘Perfect Dictatorship’

The ghosts of Tlatelolco and Ayotzinapa are a reminder that all Mexicans should have their doubts.

  • Oct 9, 2018
  • 2:49 pm

Refugees From Venezuela Are Fleeing to Latin American Cities, Not Refugee Camps

Impromptu refugee camps are springing up in towns across South America, fueling anxieties that tent cities may become permanent ghettos.

  • Oct 1, 2018
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How Donald Trump Could Make Venezuela’s Crisis Dramatically Worse

It harkens back to the one of the ugliest chapters in United States relations with Latin America.

  • Sep 24, 2018
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Drugging Detained Children Is Like Using a Chemical Straitjacket

This is ‘pharmaceutical violence.’

  • Sep 21, 2018
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As Cuba Backs Gay Marriage, Churches Oppose the Government’s Plan

Intense debate has surrounded the possibility of marriage equality, and not just within the government’s official public meetings.

  • Sep 17, 2018
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Beijing’s Gains in Latin America Leave US Foreign Policy Toward China in Need of a Rethink

What do the country’s maneuvers in the region add up to?

  • Sep 4, 2018
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NAFTA Negotiations: Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd?

Is that the position Canada now finds itself in with the United States and Mexico?

  • Aug 29, 2018
  • 11:42 am

Rising Suicides in Mexico Expose the Mental Health Toll of Living With Extreme, Chronic Violence

According to recent studies, 33 city residents over the age of 18 attempt suicide every day in Ciudad Juárez.

  • Aug 21, 2018
  • 9:31 am

Four Reasons Why Anti-Trump Latino Voters Won’t Swing the Midterms

However, I do believe 2018 will be a sharp and significant test of Latino voter behavior in the United States—more so than the 2016 presidential election.

  • Aug 20, 2018
  • 3:21 pm

Mexican Anti-Poverty Program Targeting Poor Women May Help Men Most, Study Finds

Economic empowerment programs that target women may have an unintended effect: They help men instead.

  • Jul 30, 2018
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Bloody Uprising in Nicaragua Could Trigger the Next Central American Refugee Crisis

This violence may prompt many Nicaraguans to start fleeing their country soon, too.

  • Jul 23, 2018
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Guatemala’s History of Genocide Hurts Mayan Communities to This Day

July 18 marks 36 years since the Plan de Sánchez massacre. he search for justice Tfor the genocide’s victims continues.

  • Jul 18, 2018
  • 6:09 pm

Harvesting Rain Could Help Caribbean Countries Keep the Water on After Hurricanes

Our research on rainwater harvesting suggests this technique could be deployed across the Caribbean to improve these communities’ access to water both after storms and in everyday life.

  • Jul 17, 2018
  • 1:08 pm

The Disgrace of Detaining Asylum Seekers and Other Migrants

As a detention expert, I argue that we must not lose sight of how the administration is steadily expanding its detention arsenal under the cover of massive changes to its immigration and asylum architecture.

  • Jul 16, 2018
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Why Mexico’s Historic Elections May Bring About Big Change

The election of a leftist party in Mexico for the first time in decades has the potential to transform the country as it dislodges its ruling elite.

  • Jul 9, 2018
  • 9:55 am

Today’s US-Mexico ‘Border Crisis’ in 6 Charts

Undocumented entries across the border are, in fact, at all-time lows.

  • Jun 27, 2018
  • 10:46 am

For Many Immigrant Families, the Fight for Reunification Is Just Beginning

One thing few people currently realize —despite reassuring words from the administration— is many of these families will most likely never be reunited.

  • Jun 25, 2018
  • 7:03 am