Category: Dispatches

Immigration Attorneys Challenged As More and More Children Need Legal Representation

NEW YORK- Lawyers at the Safe Passage Project in Manhattan are juggling more open immigration cases than ever before—and all of their clients are under the age of 21.    […] Read More >

Communities in diaspora are using language to resist assimilation

NEW YORK — Three days a week, the sounds of Haitian Creole fill the fourth floor of the King Juan Carlos I Center in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park. The source […] Read More >

Fleeing violence in Honduras, migrants enter U.S. political arena as midterms approach

A Facebook post on Oct. 5 by Honduran migrant advocate and former lawmaker Bartolo Fuentes helped spread news of a caravan on its way to the United States, prompting its […] Read More >

Rebranding NAFTA; new trade deal offers more of the same for Mexico

NEW YORK — When President Donald Trump announced the United States-Mexico Agreement, or USMCA, on October 1, its potential impact on Mexico was unclear. The deal’s predecessor, the North American […] Read More >

Prelude

A Guest Opinion Jorge Rafael Videla didn’t come into power overnight in Argentina, nor did he start disappearing people by accident. It was the result of years of authoritarianism, violence […] Read More >

With or Without Paris, Brazilian Politics Sway Global Climate Change

This Sunday Brazilians will vote in the second round of a presidential election that has captured the world’s attention. The choice is between a representative of Brazil’s leftist Partido dos […] Read More >

How Can the UN Better Include Indigenous Peoples in Its Development Goals?: There’s An App For That

NEW YORK — “These are the people who can either choose to support us, or choose to destroy our lives and our lands with their international development projects?” This was […] Read More >

“Porros”: The Criminal Shock Groups Disrupting Student Protests in Mexico

In Mexico, violent groups likened to goon squads and criminal shock groups have rattled student protestors for decades. In the latest rash of violence, a large group of porros—Spanish slang […] Read More >

A year after María, 150 years after the Grito, Manhattanites march

Late at night a century and a half ago, hundreds of rebels against Spanish rule entered the town of Lares in the western part of Puerto Rico and captured the […] Read More >

Nicaragua poised to clash with US at UN General Assembly

The United States put the roiling domestic unrest in Nicaragua on the UN Security Council’s agenda this month, only days after the country expelled a UN human rights mission sent […] Read More >