Category: North America

The Little City That Could

For Chelsea, Massachusetts, a new microgrid means energy resilience. This story first appeared in Mother Jones. Leer este articulo en español. On a recent morning, researcher Dominick Dusseau offers a glimpse into […] Read More >

China, the Americas, and Lithium — A Tale of Investment in Emerging Markets

NEW YORK — Year-to-date, Chinese investments in Latin American lithium — as measured by the price tag of projects and acquisition value — have surpassed investment levels in 2021, according […] Read More >

The U.S. Is Overstating China’s Influence in Latin America

This story was republished with permission from World Politics Review. Heightened tensions between the U.S. and China have many observers likening their strategic competition to a geopolitical struggle reminiscent of the […] Read More >

Ron DeSantis Wants to Make Transporting Migrants a Felony

This is the same man who flew 50 asylum seekers to Martha’s Vineyard. This story first appeared in Mother Jones. Last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a legislative proposal to “fight against Biden’s […] Read More >

Border Patrol app excludes vulnerable asylum seekers, advocates say

After his dad was nearly killed during political turmoil in Cuba, Yoandry fled to Nicaragua, then to Mexico. He made it all the way to the U.S. border south of […] Read More >

Mexico’s Pemex Could Be Another Casualty of AMLO’s Energy Nationalism

This story first appeared in World Politics Review. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine combined with the geopolitical instability it caused made 2022 a great year to be an oil major. Supply chain […] Read More >

A woman looks at the camera as she leans on a man who has his arm around her. The couple wait to be processed for asylum after crossing the border into the U.S.

“Ludicrous and Life-Threatening”—Biden Just Announced a Transit Ban for Migrants

And it looks a lot like Trump’s. This story first appeared in Mother Jones. After weeks of anticipation, the Biden administration has finally followed through with the plan to revive a policy first proposed […] Read More >

Demonstrators Show AMLO Valentine’s Day Love

NEW YORK — A dozen Mexican New Yorkers showed their support for Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known by his initials AMLO, by staging a Valentine’s Day-themed rally at […] Read More >

Wildfires Ravage Chile

CHILE: Wildfires raging in Chile since Thursday, Feb. 2 have left at least 24 dead and nearly 1,000 injured as of Sunday. A State of Emergency was declared in the […] Read More >

Biden Administration Expands Title 42 Authority

HOUSTON — The Biden administration announced Thursday it is expanding its authority under Title 42 — a public health law used to rapidly expel migrants who cross land borders — […] Read More >