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La región no tan transparente

Where the Air Is Not so Clear By Jimmy Mahady The people of Mexico City are used to watching the mountains surrounding the city fade into the smoggy afternoons. The snow-capped volcanoes give way to a grey haze that envelops … Continue reading

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A New Abnormal

Originally Published by The Bulletin of Concerned Scientists Editor’s note: Founded in 1945 by University of Chicago scientists who had helped develop the first atomic weapons in the Manhattan Project, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists created the Doomsday Clock two years later, using … Continue reading

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Unraveling the Development and Evolution of Transparency in Butterflies

By Aaron Pomerantz How does an animal become invisible? Enter the paradox of the glasswing butterfly. As the name implies, these butterflies have transparent parts of their wings, engendering a common notion that they are “invisible” to avoid predators. However, … Continue reading

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Concentration Camps in Northeast Brazil: 1915/1932

By Laura Belik The concentration camps in Northeast Brazil hold what one might call hidden histories. Built between 1915 and 1932, the camps were perceived as a form of aid towards groups who were migrating from inland Brazil to Fortaleza … Continue reading

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A Missed Opportunity for Democrats in the Border Wall Showdown

By Elizabeth Oglesby A version of this article originally appeared in The Hill on December 13th, 2018. This week’s Oval Office sparring between President Trump and Democratic congressional leaders, over border wall funding and the possibility of a government shutdown, made for great … Continue reading

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Ortega Uses Somoza’s Manual to Silence Critics

By Carlos Dada This article originally appeared in Spanish in El Faro on December 18, 2018 and was translated to English by Delia Neyra. The Nicaraguan police closes the media company directed by the country’s main journalist, Carlos Fernando Chamorro, … Continue reading

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NAFTA’s Dark Holidays

By Harley Shaiken and Representative Sander Levin (D-MICH.)  A version of this article originally appeared in The Detroit Free Press on December 7th, 2018. General Motor’s surprise announcement the Monday after Thanksgiving that it would eliminate 14,000 jobs and shutter 5 … Continue reading

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A Man Who Sought A Better Tomorrow

By Steve Weissman The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) has appropriately honored Stan Ovshinsky many times in the past. What additional insights can we garner from the beautifully written new biography, The Man Who Saw Tomorrow: The Life and … Continue reading

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Climate Threats and Opportunities in Aguascalientes, Mexico

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A North American road to the middle class

By Harley Shaiken and Representative Sander Levin (D-MICH.)  This article originally appeared as an op-ed in The Hill on September 28th, 2018. Now that Canada has joined a revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), renamed the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), we … Continue reading

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