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El Salvador Former President Off to Jail for Misappropriation of $246 million

“The party is over for the Malacates (thieves).” With this statement, hundreds of Salvadorans celebrated the detainment of former president Elías Antonio Saca, who governed the Central American country from 2004 until 2009, accused of corruption and of transferring $246 million of government funds to personal accounts.

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Trump’s Triumph, A Declaration of War on Mexico and Mexicans

No country in the world—outside the United States—will be as adversely affected by the election of Donald Trump than Mexico. Laura Carlsen, researcher and expert in US-Mexico relations, states, “Trump’s victory is a declaration of war against Mexico and Mexicans.”

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From Student Movement to Autonomous Education

The broad student movement that won Chile’s alamedas – with demonstrations of hundreds of thousands of young people and the occupation of dozens of secondary schools, demanding changes in the education system – has sedimented in the creation of some thirty self-managed education initiatives in working-class territories.

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Citizen Excursions into the Border’s Valley of Dollars and Death

It’s anybody’s guess how many victims of violence are still buried somewhere in the Juarez Valley on the Mexico-U.S. border. For starters, there is the still largely unexcavated Navajo Arroyo, where the remains of 18 young women who went missing from nearby Ciudad Juarez have been recovered and identified since late 2011, according to the local daily Norte.

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Mexicans Protest on Second Anniversary of Disappearance of 43 Students

More than 80 thousand persons are mobilized in the Megamarch summoned by Section 22 Oaxaca

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February 22, 2016

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Laura Carlsen is quoted in this article of the Daily Beast speaking about the wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, of El Chapo. Read here.

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January 31, 2016

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Laura Carlsen is quoted in this Daily Beast article as she discusses the drug war violence in Tierra Caliente, Mexico. Read here.

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January 25, 2016

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Laura Carlsen’s letter to the editor published in the New York Times about the drug war and U.S. funding. Read here.

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