Americans should welcome the age of unexceptionalism
The idea of American exceptionalism does not hold up when compared to other countries. Research suggests that it is also obstructing the country’s ability to think clearly about the challenges ahead.
Trump's 'bridge to nowhere'
Trump's immigration plan calls for securing the border by building a wall and increasing spending on enforcement. But the root causes of immigration are economic, and won't be solved by having more armed guards at the front door. A two-thousand-mile wall won't seal the border, it will suffocate it.
Trump administration continues to threaten drinking water safety
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is committed to repealing and replacing the Clean Water Rule with a weaker standard that would ultimately hurt the health of our waterways and our families.
El Chapo: drug lord, Robin Hood, Hollywood star
Glamorizing El Chapo, on either side of the US-Mexico border, detracts from the horrors of the drug war.
Op-ed: Working together to support healthy habits
At the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) we put people and communities at the center of our work. We collaborate with national and local partners to encourage people to take charge of their health by adopting healthy habits and lifestyles. We are especially excited to support Univision’s Healthy Habits campaign, which aims to raise awareness among Latinos to achieve a healthier lifestyle by taking small steps that will have big benefits in their future.
Mexicans From Here
"After 35 years in the United States, I know I will never be Mexican enough for many Mexicans, just like I'm not American enough for many Americans."
How Mexico’s ruling party keeps its grip on power
Instead of investigating allegations that spyware, known as Pegasus, has infiltrated the smartphones of journalists, human rights activists, and anti-corruption critics of President Enrique Peña Nieto, the government is directing security forces to intimidate journalists and activists.
Potent Mexico City earthquake was a rare ‘bending’ quake, study finds – and it could happen again
Seismologists say the 2017 earthquake, called Puebla-Morelos, was fundamentally different than most big Mexican earthquakes, which typically happen along the country’s Pacific coast, where two tectonic plates collide.
Walking in Joaquin’s Shoes
Manuel Oliver and Patricia Padauy lost their son on Feb. 14, when he was murdered at school along with 16 other students and teachers. Last week they spoke to Univision anchor Jorge Ramos.
Guillermo del Toro's Monsters
Del Toro, who has been nominated for the Academy Award for best director for 'The Shape of Water', tells Jorge Ramos that he wanted to make a different monster movie — one where the monster hasn’t lost everything by the end. "My films portray monsters as symbols,” del Toro explained, “but the actual monsters in my films are humans."
"I will be living with this psychological damage for the rest of my life," says Florida school shooting survivor
Amy Bronzwaig, 17, explains how she plans to ensure that the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School results in lasting change.
What we don’t talk about
School shootings happen in the United States because obtaining a gun here is relatively easy. But this country lacks the political will to restrict access to guns.
Russia's assault on Latin America’s democracies and sovereignty
U.S. officials say they are seeing signs of Russian interference in Latin American democracies using informational and cyber tools to undermine and discredit the democratic consensus that the U.S. has, since at least the end of the Cold War, sought to defend and promote. Weakening U.S. influence and its historic bonds with Latin America serves the Kremlin’s global objective of undermining the Western world and United States leadership of it.
It’s time to do the right thing for Dreamers
Think of DREAMers as if they are your own children. Because, other than not having a U.S. birth certificate, DREAMers are as much children of our soil as anybody else born here.
In the DACA debate, which version of America – nice or nasty – will prevail?
Is the U.S. a nation of immigrants? Or is it a nation that shuts out, expels and criminalizes immigrants through walls, surveillance and deportation? The tension between these two opposing forms can be traced etymologically in the word “hospitality,” which derives from the Latin root “hostis” – the same root of the word “hostility.”