The Latino Church could be the answer to America's race problem
The parallel trajectories of racial tensions in America and the explosive growth of the Latino faith community could make the Latino church part of the solution to America’s race problem.
Is future labor mobility between Mexico and the United States feasible?
At a time when the White House is trying to put a dam on future flows of both skilled and unskilled migration, sectors of the U.S. economy - especially agriculture and services - are beginning to experience a severe shortage of labor. Could that be an impetus for negotiating an immigration deal that suits both nations.
What is to be done about Venezuela?
Venezuela is a dying star, and if it explodes in a supernova, it'll be everyone's mess to clean. So it's in everyone's interest to make sure that doesn't happen. But is there any hope for dialogue with Venezuela's intransigent rulers.
An Immigrant’s Son
"This country was built on welcoming newcomers, refugees, the poor and the persecuted. Trump wants to change this — but I bet that he fails."
The fall of Rafa Márquez
Until he was linked this week to an alleged money launderer, Márquez was the quiet example in Mexico of how there are ways to resist the enchantment of the siren song of dirty money.
Nicolas Is Leaving
My son Nicolas is leaving home, and I don’t know what I’m going to do. I’ve spent more than 19 years with this kid, teenager, man. But the time has come for him to pack up for college, and I’m dreading how much I will miss him.
US and Mexico immigration: Portraits of Guatemalan refugees in limbo
Due to strict naturalization laws, more than 27,000 Guatemalans throughout Mexico remain stateless. In turn, many Guatemalan refugees have migrated to the U.S., only to face similarly draconian policies.
Dr. Q’s Hands
"Dr. Alfredo Quiñones is a living legend. At 49, he has performed some 2,500 brain surgeries. But the most riveting story is how he managed to become one of the world’s most talented neurosurgeons."
Repealing the ACA will hurt Latinas and Planned Parenthood patients most
"As a young, formerly-undocumented Latina who has relied on Planned Parenthood for health care, I cannot stand by and let this happen."
The trouble with exes
It’s so difficult to imprison a criminal ex-president in Latin America that we should highlight those countries that have succeeded or, at least, are trying to.
Protect American consumers from financial fraud and abuse
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) "has been under attack since the very beginning." ... "We must remember the millions of American consumers, consumers of color in particular, who need protection from the predators of our financial system."
We Must Protect All DREAMers
"Sending nearly 800,000 DACA beneficiaries back to the shadows and to face deportation would cause the U.S. GDP to lose at least $433 billion over 10 years."
Congress, We Are Not Giving You a Pass: Protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Now
Congress must "pass legislation that permanently protects the foreign-born children of illegal immigrants," writes Rev. Samuel Rodríguez.
A Fraud Foretold in Mexico
Mexico's 1988 presidential election has resurfaced, thanks to "some confusing and fanciful statements that Manuel Bartlett, the former secretary of the interior, has given in recent interviews," writes Jorge Ramos.
Living in the Jungle
"These days, almost all of us live in a jungle," writes Jorge Ramos — "the internet."