Category: North America

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Mexican Soldier Arrested for Checkpoint Shooting of Guatemalan Citizen

NEW IN LAND Coal mines have caused environmental devastation for communities in the Cesar department of Colombia. But now that the Swiss mining company Glencore announced that they will withdraw […] Read More >

Valentine’s Day could be a lifeline for struggling Colombian flower industry

Valentine’s Day: a day for romance, passion, and gifts. In 2020, Americans demonstrated the depth of their love on Valentine’s Day by spending a record-breaking $27.4 billion. The top three […] Read More >

Bidding Trump farewell, Venezuelans in Florida reflect on a divisive four years

WESTON, Fla.—Back in October, Adelys Ferro remembers attending a rally held by then-candidate Joe Biden at Florida International University holding a sign that read “Obamacare Saved My Son.” A picture […] Read More >

Amid Multiple Crises, a Remote Mexican Town Faces Threats of Illegal Mining Concessions

Los Chimalapas rainforest, located in the center of the Istmo of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca, Mexico, is host to some of the greatest biodiversity in Mexico and the world, and its […] Read More >

Examining Dominican Anti-Blackness During a Summer of Protest

This July, Dominicans elected opposition presidential candidate Luis Abinader, bidding farewell to 16 years of unbroken rule by the Caribbean nation’s center-left. Voters at home and abroad braved a worsening […] Read More >

Families Struggle to Send Lost Loved Ones Home to Mexico Amid Coronavirus Crisis

This story was originally published on July 9 by THE CITY. Sign up here to get the latest stories from THE CITY delivered to you each morning This story is […] Read More >

Mexican Communities Save Fir Forests

This article was originally published on Mongabay in English and Mongabay Latam in Spanish. For 20 years, the Colima fir tree (Abies colimensis) has been at the heart of many […] Read More >

Latinx Workers Keep New York City Moving

NEW YORK―Immigrants make up the city’s essential workforce, who get up in the morning to work in supermarkets, disinfect subway cars, deliver take-out, and drop off merchandise at bodegas and […] Read More >

Undocumented Day Laborers Struggle During Coronavirus Crisis

HOUSTON—Be Someone. Everyone from Houston recognizes the iconic graffiti sprayed on the side of a railroad bridge downtown. Houston is a place where people flock to “be someone.” It is […] Read More >