Moral, humane arguments aside there are serious economic arguments for keeping DACA. The first among them is the $400 it would bring to the US economy. And there are more.
The Mexican government has pushed the political participation of indigenous women. Has it gone too far?
Sixty one percent of the homes in Guatemala have been determined to be inadequate, at risk to the effects extreme weather such as mudslides and flooding, potentially displacing more than 9 million Guatemalans.
President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela and Rafael Correa exhibit none of the characteristics of the modern, progressive left—such as, support for indigenous communities’ land rights or LGBT rights—so why are they still called leftists? Because they say so.
Violence against women is a pervasive reality in the Americas. While the state has a primary responsibility in providing protection to women, what role do regular citizens play in the normalization of gender violence?
Despite relatively better human rights records and environmental protection policies, Latin America and the Caribbean lead the world in murders of environmental activists. Why?
A #SanctuaryCampus movement has taken hold across U.S. universities. By collectively supporting and providing a voice to undocumented students’ fears and demands, a new process of inclusion is taking shape.
Given the advances women have already made, a legal change to increase fathers’ roles in the home and thereby free up women to return to their careers offers a powerful means to helping women overcome the barriers to upper level career advancement.
Despite the shrinking size of their community over the years due to emigration, Cuba’s remaining Jews have done their best to sustain their ritual and community spaces. Reforms in the 1990s allowed outsiders to visit on religious grounds, including visits, cultural exchanges and support from American Jews. As small as the Cuban community is today, it was, and is, sustained in many ways by the support of those abroad. Their story points to the importance of contact across borders—embodied in the recent U.S.-Cuba changes—and how it builds and sustains the values of tolerance and pluralism.
A week before the Donors’ Summit in San Salvador I was able to catch up with Kathy Hall of the Summit Foundation. In a wide-ranging interview she discusses the failures of governments in Central America to provide for the younger generation, the need for the U.S. to condition its assistance to local governments meeting their own commitments, and the moral obligation of donors to collaborate and ensure greater transparency.