As my doctoral research into Europe’s 2015-2016 refugee crisis shows, stricter border control doesn’t stop migration. Often, it makes it more dangerous.
A local vision for the border that is strikingly different from the prevailing U.S. view.
I have spent much of the last decade conducting on-the-ground fieldwork in Central America, and along the migration paths through Mexico, seeking answers.
In the months since, however, many Brazilians who voted for Jair Bolsanaro in the hopes of leaving political crises behind them are disappointed.
History suggests that threats of border closure may be politically useful but are never a real answer to human tragedy.
Even in a country where crisis has become the norm, the past month has been eventful.
The bogeyman of Venezuelan “socialism” has had repercussions throughout the Americas.
In Mexico, life expectancy increased for more than six decades, but as we found in our new research, this rate slowed down between 2005 and 2015, and in some states even reversed.
My recently published research examines how this aspirational advertising demonstrates racial and social inequalities in Mexico, and reinforces colonial thinking in the country.
Enmeshed in a system that encourages them to specialize in baseball at an early age, Dominican players are left with little to fall back on when baseball doesn’t pan out.
The Trump administration’s efforts to slow the pace of immigration are making conditions more precarious for undocumented workers and causing an uptick in human trafficking.
“Our relatives are all considered ‘aliens,’” said the Yaqui elder and activist José Matus. “They’re not aliens…. They’re indigenous to this land.”
The day we arrive in Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas, the southern Mexican state that borders Guatemala, all is quiet.
The proportion of immigrants varies considerably from one country to another. In some, it exceeds half the population, while in others it is below 0.1%. Which countries have the most immigrants? Where do they come from? How are they distributed across the world?
Relations between the two countries are deteriorating fast, too.
People in Mexico have been generally supportive of the president’s measures to prevent theft, despite widespread shortages and explosions at pipelines where oil has stopped and tapping has occurred.
Our research shows that these types of policies remain fairly common among liberal democracies.
This is how social change works these days in Cuba, my home country and the subject of my academic research.
Despite near global condemnation of Nicolás Maduro, any U.S. intervention in Venezuela would be controversial.
Activating Title III would represent a quantum leap in hostility.