About: Laura Carlsen

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Blowback on the Border

After three years of relative silence, the U.S. press has finally “discovered” the crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors piling up on the U.S. border. Although the coverage often began with moving stories of the hardships these young migrants faced, it soon turned ugly. For right-wing pundits and politicians, the “humanitarian crisis” has become a crackdown on kids.

Child Migrants and Media Half-Truths

There’s been a blitz of stories over the past couple of weeks on child migrants arriving on the U.S.’s southern border. It’s important that these children do not remain invisible. But most of these mainstream press stories are telling half-truths about child victims, while muddling or downright manipulating the question of who and what is responsible.

Mexico’s Oil Privatization: Risky Business

Opponents are prepared to fight the energy sector reforms while the government talks about “the public good.” But, as transnationals are poised to enter the Mexican market, it is apparent that it is not about the oil flow but rather about the capital flow.

Sunshine State Thaws U.S.-Cuba Relations

A new poll shows support for ending U.S. Cold War policies toward Cuba coming from unlikely quarters: Florida, the state that has been the staging ground for hardcore anti-Castro activism for decades.

“Because we remember, we sow justice”

There have been major advances in truth and justice movements in recent years. But of all the goals of the movements for truth and justice, the most important is the least achieved: to guarantee the crimes will not be repeated.