Peace Wins in Colombia

Peace Wins in Colombia

June was a good month for Colombia. Its streak of World Cup wins suffused the country with a euphoric patriotism. The yellow-blue-red stripes of the Colombian flag appeared on apartment buildings, the front grills of trucks, and painted on people’s cheeks. Even...
The Immigration Waiting Game

The Immigration Waiting Game

The Martinez family’s generosity toward their community harkens back to a bygone era. They’re quick to help their neighbors when they need a hand. They pass warm food and tools to neighbors across the fence as if they were family. Neighborhood kids love...
55 Years Is Enough

55 Years Is Enough

Dressed in a blazer, sweater, and gloves to protect him from the cold of a DC winter, petite 79-year old Reverend Raul Suarez loves to tell his story. The Reverend asked us to stand up and stretch our hands out towards him, as he stretched his hands out towards us....
The Border Patrol’s Out-of-Control Growth

The Border Patrol’s Out-of-Control Growth

On October 8, Tucson police officers pulled over a driver because the light above his license plate wasn’t working. When he didn’t present a license, a typical scenario unfolded: Under Arizona’s infamous SB 1070 law, cops become de facto immigration...
Exporting Unrest to Colombia

Exporting Unrest to Colombia

After shutting down major highways and key trucking routes for nearly two weeks, two million farmers and workers brought the Colombian government to the negotiating table to reform trade policy. Didn’t know about that? Well, few in the United States are taking...
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