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OPINION: The Situation at the US-Mexico Border Is a Crisis, But Is It New?

Children and families have been fleeing to the U.S. for years, particularly from Mexico and the so-called Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

  • Apr 6, 2021
  • 10:27 AM

Profits Trump COVID-19 Protections for Migrant Seafood Workers in Atlantic Canada

Maritime farming and seafood-processing industries, typically reliant on foreign labor, will be hit hard by the ban, with Mexico and Jamaica among the top source countries of temporary foreign workers.

  • Mar 5, 2021
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COVID-19’s Impact on Migrant Workers Adds Urgency to Calls for Permanent Status

Migrant workers in Canada have suffered tremendously during COVID-19.

  • Feb 26, 2021
  • 3:17 PM

How Chile Became an Unlikely Winner in the COVID-19 Vaccine Race

To date, Chile has ordered close to 90 million vaccine doses—enough to fully vaccinate its population of 19.2 million people twice.

  • Feb 16, 2021
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How US Education Secretary Nominee Miguel Cardona Can Stop the Teacher Shortage

Four experts explain how to recruit more people to become educators in the nation’s public schools.

  • Feb 12, 2021
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Thousands of Brazilians Who Won Elections as Black Candidates in 2020 Previously Ran for Office as White

Brazil is undergoing a strange racial reckoning after bombshell revelations that thousands of veteran politicians had changed their self-identified race between the 2016 and 2020 elections.

  • Jan 13, 2021
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Fired for Storming the Capitol? Why Most Workers Aren’t Protected for What They Do on Their Own Time

Can you be fired for joining a violent mob that storms the Capitol? Of course you can.

  • Jan 12, 2021
  • 12:37 PM

QAnon and the Storm of the US Capitol: The Offline Effect of Online Conspiracy Theories

What will happen now? QAnon, along with other far-right actors, will likely continue to come together to achieve their insurrection goals.

  • Jan 7, 2021
  • 12:22 PM

Rooting Out Racism in Children’s Books

The data is disturbing.

  • Jan 4, 2021
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Only Congress Can Make Puerto Rico the 51st State of the Union

It is unlikely that Puerto Rico will achieve statehood any time soon.

  • Dec 14, 2020
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Latinos Are Especially Reluctant to Get Flu Shots: How a Small Clinic in Indiana Found Ways to Overcome That

The Latino population is more reluctant than most other groups to get the flu vaccine and often pays a high price with their health.

  • Dec 9, 2020
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Racism at the County Level Associated With Increased COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all people, but not necessarily in the same way.

  • Dec 8, 2020
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Democracy Is Under Siege in Both the United States and Peru

There are two recent high-profile examples of democracy in decline in the Americas: Peru and the United States.

  • Dec 4, 2020
  • 2:21 PM

Peru’s Democracy Faces Greatest Trial Since Fujimori Dictatorship After Two Presidents Are Ousted in One Week

During Fujimori’s corrupt military-backed rule between 1990 and 2000, Peru’s democratic institutions were dismantled and its democratic values subverted. Dissenters faced death, disappearance and torture.

  • Dec 1, 2020
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California Vetoed Ethnic Studies Requirements for Public High School Students, But the Movement Grows

Despite the veto, California’s struggle highlights a growing national movement to teach ethnic studies in K-12 classrooms.

  • Nov 30, 2020
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A Record Number of Women Will Serve in the 117th Congress, Including at Least 51 Women of Color

Women will gain at least 14 seats in the 117th Congress, setting a new record for female representation.

  • Nov 16, 2020
  • 6:02 PM

So-Called ‘Latino Vote’ Is 32 Million Americans With Diverse Political Opinions and National Origins

Pollsters who specialize in the Latino vote knew for months before the election that Latino support for Biden was soft, with many Latinos —especially in Florida— undecided.

  • Nov 9, 2020
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ICE Detainees’ Alleged Hysterectomies Recall a Long History of Forced Sterilizations

Sadly, this treatment of Latina, Indigenous and Black women is nothing new. The U.S. has a long history of forcibly sterilizing women from these communities.

  • Sep 30, 2020
  • 11:59 AM

Homes in Black and Latino Neighborhoods Still Undervalued 50 Years After US Banned Using Race in Real Estate Appraisals

Racial inequality in home values is greater today than it was 40 years ago, with homes in white neighborhoods appreciating $200,000 more since 1980 than comparable homes in similar communities of color.

  • Sep 24, 2020
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For Many Immigrant Students, Remote Learning During COVID-19 Comes With More Hurdles

There is a very real danger that the move to remote learning could reinforce the very inequalities immigrant students already encounter in U.S. schools.

  • Sep 22, 2020
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How Central American Migrants Helped Revive the US Labor Movement

Little is said about the substantial contributions that Central Americans have made to U.S. society over the past 30 years.

  • Sep 18, 2020
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