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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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The Migrant Caravan and the Midterms

This entry originally appeared as a Letter to the Editor in the October 23, 2018 issue of the New York Times. Readers argue that the G.O.P. is stoking fear and demonizing immigrants rather than taking steps to actually address the issue. … Continue reading

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Susan Meiselas: Berkeley and Beyond

By Lesdi Goussen On the eve of the inauguration of her retrospective exhibition “Mediations”- currently on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art- Susan Meiselas travelled back to Nicaragua where she took the image “SOS Nicaragua: The bullets…” … Continue reading

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Corra pro Abraço: A Harm Reduction Approach to Challenging the Punitive and Racialized Management of Poverty in Brazil

By Maria-Fátima Santos  A Pioneering Harm Reduction Program in Bahia State Entirely coordinated by Black women since its inception in 2013, Corra Pro Abraço (Corra) is one of the first state-funded harm reduction programs in Brazil. Literally translating as “Run to … Continue reading

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Educación superior para todos los jóvenes colombianos

Por Natalia Ariza Ramirez Read this entry in English here. Hace algunos años, alguien me dijo que una de las promesas de campaña que más motivaba a los colombianos para votar por algún candidato en una elección popular, era ofrecer … Continue reading

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Building Better Higher Education in Colombia

By Natalia Ariza Ramirez A few years ago, someone told me that one of the most motivating campaign promises to encourage young Colombians to vote in elections was to offer them help in accessing higher education. Although, this was, unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Update from Mexico

By Paloma Corcuera On July 1st we elected our future president, 9 state governors, 128 senators, and 500 lower house representatives. This election was historic not only because of the number of local and federal positions that were at stake, … Continue reading

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