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Thursday, April 6th, 2017

The face of Latin American migration is rapidly changing. US policy isn’t keeping up

*Why you should read this: Because Trump’s rhetoric has been specifically anti-Mexican, but migration from there is at a standstill. Because Trump’s policies address a perceived problem from a past era. VL April 5, 2017 Displayed with permission from The Conversation By Jonathan Hiskey, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Graduate Studies, Vanderbilt

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Iowa Pastor Deported Back to Honduras

*This happened today, in the era of Obama’s ordered “prosecutorial discretion.” Either this is a one-off case, or the immigration rank-and-file is blatantly disregarding the president’s directive. VL By Juan Escalante, Latino Rebels Last weekend we reported...

Friday, May 9th, 2014

As Honduras Unravels, U.S. Struggles to Cope with Refugees

*As people flee Honduras the sad thing is that few survive the trek across Mexico into the U.S. The tragedy is that it isn’t news. Few reports, like this independent media account, are available. VL By  Melissa del...

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

31.7 Million Mexicans, Millions More Latinos In The U.S.

The Pew Hispanic Center released an interesting report last year, finding based on 2009 and 2010 Census data that there are 31. 7 million Latinos of Mexican origin in the U.S., 4.4 million Puerto Ricans (significantly more...

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Central America Increasingly Caught Up In Drug Wars

Drug violence that has plagued Mexico and Colombia for decades is moving into Central America as the U.S., as well as Mexican and Colombian governments, step up enforcement on drug cartels. The New York Times reports: Traffickers...

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

No Smoking In Honduras — Anywhere

Honduras just passed a law that bans smoking pretty much everywhere — even in your own home if someone reports they were bothered by your smoking. The law does not explicitly ban smoking in homes, but yet,...