Autonomy or New Forms of Domination?

Escrito por  |  17 / February / 2009

In late 2008, the Hugo Chavez administration celebrated 10 years in government. Since his first electoral triumph on Dec. 6,  Continue Reading »

State Department Calls Bolivian and Venezuelan Referendums “Democratic”

Escrito por  |  17 / February / 2009

There are early signs of change in the Obama State Department. In response to significant political victories by former Bush  Continue Reading »

Communication Strategies for Binational Defense of Indigenous Communities

Escrito por  |  16 / February / 2009

The immigration of thousands of Oaxacans to the United States beginning in the 1970s and the lack of government attention given to their native communities has led the Indigenous Front of Binational Organizations (Frente Indígena de Organizaciones Binacionales, FIOB) to develop communication strategies that serve as tools to further the binational defense of the participating indigenous communities’ rights.

The New Political Economy of Immigration

Escrito por  |  16 / February / 2009

The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 drastically altered the traditional political economy of immigration. The millions of undocumented immigrants—those who  Continue Reading »

Immigrant Inmates Caught in Outsourcing Labyrinth

Escrito por  |  13 / February / 2009

Imprisoned immigrants in the large prison complex outside the small West Texas town of Pecos have rioted twice over the  Continue Reading »

Immigration Reform, Latin America Policy, Elections in El Salvador, Brazil’s Backyard, Texas-New Mexico Border Series

Escrito por  |  11 / February / 2009

This Week in the Americas The New Bilateral Relationship and Immigration Reform By Laura Carlsen The election of Barack Obama  Continue Reading »

U.S. Policy Toward Latin America in 2009 and Beyond

Escrito por  |  10 / February / 2009

This text was presented as testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere on Feb.  Continue Reading »