In case you missed it: mapmaking as empire-building, QBs protesting police impunity, and the specter of tacos on every corner…
What happened in the world this week? Read on for the FARC treaty, the beginning of the end (maybe) of private prisons, the lead emissions-crime rate link, border vigilantes, and more dirt on Trump.
On Wednesday, July 13, El Salvador’s Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the nation’s Amnesty Law, passed in 1993. The law–passed in 1993, just five days
#BlackLivesMatter – a few links to try to process and reflect on this week’s horrific shootings.
News of the week from Casa Marj: July 4th edition
Food for thought from the past week. News and recommended reading in U.S., Latin American, and global politics from the week of April 4, 2016.
I break down the connections between the twin fears of terrorism and illegal immigration in the United States. Instead of giving in to xenophobia, we need understanding and respect.
What’s going on in the world this week? Links of the week curated by Casa Marj: presidential campaigning, white privilege, deportation, and music coming right up.
Top U.S.-Latin America and migration news links this week, curated by Casa Marj
It’s widely known that China has invested enormously in Africa in recent years. What might be less common knowledge is that Chinese investment in Latin American infrastructure and development projects has also grown at breakneck speed over the past few years. And in January 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged that China would invest $250 billion dollars in Latin America in the coming ten years. Yet this investment has often supported controversial projects such as a transcontinental railroad, the polemical $50-billion Nicaraguan canal, as well as mining, dams, and other projects.