Category: Dispatches

Alternatives to Detention Leave Some Honduran Immigrants in “Shackles”

NEW YORK — On an average weekday Eva, a 39-year-old woman from Honduras, never leaves a 15-block radius in the Bronx. From bringing her two children to school, to taking […] Read More >

Activists and Journalists Struggle to Make Colombia’s War Visible in the U.S.

NEW YORK CITY — Diana Gómez and Shaira Rivera, two young women from Colombia, visited several U.S. universities this month to raise awareness about Colombia’s current peace negotiations to end […] Read More >

Bolivians in New York Cast Votes for President, Favoring Opposition

NEW YORK – When Bolivians in New York City cast their votes in a presidential election Sunday, most of them went against the trend that swept President Evo Morales into […] Read More >

A Day on a New York City “Rocket Docket”

The minors and their guardians sit in the fluorescent-lit room and stare at the sketch on the whiteboard. The image represents a map of Mexico and the U.S. separated by […] Read More >

Mexico Protests: Rumors Of Deaths During Anti-Peña Nieto Demonstrations Stir Social Media

NEW YORK — Social media buzzed this weekend with unconfirmed rumors that several protesters had died in confrontations with police during the inauguration of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Thousands […] Read More >

Caravan For Peace ‘Plants Seeds’ In New York City

NEW YORK – On the night of Sept. 6, a procession of a few hundred people crossed Harlem from east to west before gathering in front of Santa Celicia Parish in the […] Read More >

Uruguay’s Marijuana Bill Provokes Mixed Reactions

MONTEVIDEO — Uruguayan President José Mujica’s controversial marijuana regulation bill could soon be approved by Congress, making Uruguay the first country in the world to directly produce, sell, and control […] Read More >

Mexico: “Yo Soy 132” Movement Seeks To Influence Presidential Elections

MEXICO CITY — On his May 11 visit to the Ibero-American University in Mexico City, Mexican presidential hopeful Enrique Peña Nieto was received by a crowd of students holding signs […] Read More >

“We Of The Saya”: An Interview With Filmmaker Sisa Bueno

Six years ago, New York filmmaker Sisa Bueno was a volunteer in Bolivia whose attention was captured by the struggle of Afro-Bolivians to be counted as an ethnic group in […] Read More >

Immigration Activists Join May Day Protests

NEW YORK CITY — Thousands of immigration activists and undocumented workers joined labor unions and Occupy Wall Street protesters Tuesday  to commemorate the international workers’ holiday, May Day. Similar protests were […] Read More >