The Crisis Slams Mexico

Escrito por  |  23 / February / 2009

For months, Mexican officials boasted their country was shielded from the worst ravages of the global economic crisis. Although President  Continue Reading »

Napolitano’s Hard Echo of Liberal Immigration Reform Strategy

Escrito por  |  19 / February / 2009

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano shows few signs of reining in the immigrant crackdown launched by her predecessor Michael Chertoff.  Continue Reading »

State Dept. on Bolivian, Venezuelan Votes; Ending the Drug War, Outsourcing Immigrants; Political Economy of Migration; Mexican Tourism and Land Battles; Autonomy or Domination; Brazil and Biofuels

Escrito por  |  18 / February / 2009

Be a part of the new IRC Americas Program! We need people to help us translate original, thought-provoking analysis of  Continue Reading »

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 »