Category: Features

Juan Rulfo, Rediscovering a Literary Giant

NEW YORK—Critics in Mexico had little use for Juan Rulfo’s novel when “Pedro Páramo” first appeared in 1955, and the slender volume that would become a national treasure sold poorly […] Read More >

Among Republican Latinas, Support for Donald Trump is Split

NEW YORK — As voters hit the polls today, presidential frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are making their last appeals to voters in an effort to win the race […] Read More >

Transgender Latinas Team Up Against Discrimination

Joselyn Mendoza, hair tied up in a neat bun, looked completely at ease as she combed a customer’s hair at the Parisien Beauty School in Queens, New York. On a […] Read More >

One Year On, Truth Remains Elusive in Case of Mexico’s Missing Students

One year ago today, a convoy of students travelling from a rural teachers’ college in Mexico was ambushed and greeted with deadly force in the town of Iguala, about 90 […] Read More >

Strategy, Cease-Fires and Public Opinion: Inside Colombia’s Peace Process

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — On Sunday, diplomats in Havana, Cuba announced that the Colombian government will de-escalate its military campaign against the FARC rebel group, if that group adheres to the […] Read More >

‘El Chapo’ Escapes, Threatening to Derail Peña Nieto Presidency

The Sinaloa Cartel chief Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán escaped for the second time in his life from a Mexican prison on Saturday night. Guzmán, who is widely considered the world’s […] Read More >

In New York, a Home for the Latino Experience

NEW YORK — The four actresses playing the Mirabal sisters wore light blue dresses, braids and buns decorating their hair, and teased each other in Spanish. They acted like kids, […] Read More >

“We Have to Construct a Taboo Around Killing”: Antanas Mockus On Colombia’s Peace Process

Antanas Mockus is one of the most influential figures in Colombian politics. He has been mayor of Bogotá twice, and a presidential candidate three times. He is mostly remembered for […] Read More >

Colombia’s Disgraced DAS and President Uribe’s Uncertain Legacy

On Nov. 17, 2004, Colombian journalist Claudia Julieta Duque received a phone call. Speaking with a calm voice, a man threatened to kill and rape Duque’s 10-year-old daughter. “Your daughter […] Read More >

Undocumented Immigrants Struggle To Find Work After College

LOS ANGELES — At the sight of two customers, Andres walks over to the register to take their food order. It’s training day, which means that Andres will get no […] Read More >