The Conversation

The Challenge of Parenting in a Migrant Caravan

Children in these circumstances are more likely to suffer from mental health problems.

  • Dec 6, 2018
  • 8:36 am

WhatsApp Skewed Brazilian Election, Proving Social Media’s Danger to Democracy

Misinformation via social media played a troubling role in boosting far-right Congressman Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency.

  • Dec 5, 2018
  • 4:31 pm

Latinos Can Be an Electoral Force in 2020

The midterms hold important lessons for the next national vote.

  • Nov 19, 2018
  • 4:31 pm

Democracy Is at Risk in Latin America and the Far Right Is Moving in: Here’s How It Went Wrong for the Left

The risk is that democracy is failing many, increasingly normalizing the demonization of the “other.”

  • Nov 9, 2018
  • 12:03 pm

Visual Tropes of Migration Tell Predictable But Misleading Stories

The “caravan” of thousands of Central Americans currently traveling through Mexico has become a touchpoint for U.S. President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric.

  • Nov 6, 2018
  • 2:13 pm

Why Does the Migrant Caravan Exist? And How Did It Come to Be?

Migrants are traveling together for their own protection, to avoid having to pay a smuggler and to minimize the risk of crime.

  • Oct 31, 2018
  • 3:56 pm

Democrats Can’t Count on Latinos to Swing the Midterms (OPINION)

This vote has always been more promise than reality.

  • Oct 24, 2018
  • 1:05 pm

Can the Census Ask if You’re a Citizen? What’s at Stake in Court Battles Over 2020 Census

If people don’t participate in the census, that could result in a less accurate population count.

  • Oct 23, 2018
  • 9:12 am

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
  • 12:30 pm

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
  • 6:14 pm

Drugging Detained Children Is Like Using a Chemical Straitjacket

This is ‘pharmaceutical violence.’

  • Sep 21, 2018
  • 8:42 am

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
  • 4:51 pm

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
  • 5:49 pm

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