The Conversation

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
  • 12:05 PM

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
  • 6:23 PM

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
  • 1:28 PM

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
  • 12:47 PM

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
  • 11:50 AM

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
  • 12:50 PM

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
  • 3:37 PM

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
  • 4:56 PM

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
  • 4:17 PM

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
  • 3:53 PM

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
  • 5:48 PM

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
  • 11:17 AM

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
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