The Conversation

Migrant Deaths in Mexico Put Spotlight on US Immigration Enforcement Policy

Among the factors that led to the fire-related deaths of migrants in a detention facility in Juárez is the decadeslong immigration enforcement policies of the U.S. and Mexican governments that have seen the number of people kept in such facilities skyrocket.

  • Apr 6, 2023
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Biden’s Border Crackdown Explained: A Refugee Law Expert Looks at the Legality and Impact of New Asylum Rule

The Conversation asked Karen Musalo, an expert on refugee law at the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco, to explain what the Biden administration’s new asylum rule change entails, what its impact will be and why it is so controversial.

  • Feb 27, 2023
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Peru Protests: What to Know About Indigenous-Led Movement Shaking the Crisis-Hit Country

Peru is in the midst of a political and civil crisis. Triggered by the recent removal from power of former leader Pedro Castillo, the protests have exposed deep divisions within the country and are being encouraged by a confluence of internal factors and external agitators.

  • Jan 25, 2023
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No One ‘Latino Vote’: Religion, Geography Add to Voters’ Diversity

Nearly 1 in 5 people in the United States today are Latino, and “the Latino vote” has attracted significant news coverage as their political voice grows stronger. Yet considering all 62 million Latinos as a group isn’t necessarily all that helpful in understanding attitudes or voting patterns.

  • Oct 26, 2022
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Latina Champion of Women’s Voting Rights and Education in New Mexico Now on Quarter

Adelina “Nina” Otero-Warren, a New Mexican activist who fought for women’s voting rights and was the first Latina to run for Congress and the first Latina superintendent of the Santa Fe public schools, is one of several women whose images are featured on the U.S. quarter in 2022.

  • Oct 6, 2022
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Spanish Language’s Cheerful Lexicon May Help Solve Health Mystery Called the ‘Hispanic Paradox’

While English is the language of science—precise and succinct—the flowery nature of Spanish may contribute to a culture that supports emotional expression. In doing so, it can help its speakers manage their responses to stress.

  • Apr 19, 2022
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Rooting Out Racism in Children’s Books

One of the most important things parents can do is to engage with their child readers about what they are reading and seeing in books.

  • Jan 7, 2022
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How Latin American Feminists Shifted Global Understanding of Gender-Based Violence

Governments —not only in Latin America, but also in Canada— are responsible for perpetuating gender inequality through economic policies and police violence.

  • Dec 6, 2021
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How Commercialization Over the Centuries Transformed the Day of the Dead

As a researcher of culture and performance, I know only too well that the truth is Day of the Dead has always been commodified.

  • Nov 1, 2021
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Mexico, Facing Its Third COVID-19 Wave, Shows the Dangers of Weak Federal Coordination

A more evidence-based approach would have helped Mexico over the past 18 months, and it still can going forward.

  • Aug 19, 2021
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Peru Has a New President, Its Fifth in Five Years: Who Is Pedro Castillo?

Castillo is not a liberal—he’s a leftist with a social agenda.

  • Jul 29, 2021
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US Immigration Judges Considering Asylum for Unaccompanied Minors Are ‘Significantly Influenced’ by Politics

Political factors such as ideology, the political party of the president who appointed them and who was president at the time they decided the case significantly influenced whether these children were allowed to stay in the country.

  • Jul 19, 2021
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US Black and Latino Communities Often Have Low Vaccination Rates, but Blaming Vaccine Hesitancy Misses the Mark

Working together as lead site investigators for CommuniVax, a national initiative to improve vaccine equity, we and our teams in Alabama, California and Idaho, along with CommuniVax teams elsewhere in the nation, have documented a variety of stances toward vaccination that simply can’t be cast as “hesitant.”

  • Jul 9, 2021
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As More Climate Migrants Cross Borders Seeking Refuge, Laws Will Need to Adapt

Climate change is upending people’s lives around the world, but when droughts, floods or sea level rise force them to leave their countries, people often find closed borders and little assistance.

  • Jun 9, 2021
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Protests by Palestinian Citizens in Israel Signal Growing Sense of a Common Struggle

In towns across Israel, another important —and underreported— development is taking place. And it could change how we talk about Palestinians and Israelis.

  • May 14, 2021
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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
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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
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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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