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  • Inside Paraguay’s illegal canabis plantations

    Inside Paraguay’s illegal canabis plantations

    by Matias Maxx PEDRO JUAN CABALLERO – Paraguay – Cowboy hats and flasks adorned with imitation jaguar and snakeskin prints dot the market of the Paraguayan border town of Pedro Juan Caballero. Cross the two-lane avenue outside and one will have entered Brazil. Not far away, one will find casinos, motels and brothels typical of

  • AMLO lays out plan for 3rd run for presidency

    AMLO lays out plan for 3rd run for presidency

    Morena party chief presents platform for next year’s presidential election Compiled by Mexico News Daily Two-time leftist presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador has presented the political platform he hopes will pave the way to make his tilt at the top job in next year’s election a case of third time lucky. The Morena party

  • The Art of the Border: Searching for Kikito

    The Art of the Border: Searching for Kikito

    A French artist’s colossal installation on Mexico’s side of the border may make the invisible visible, but other subjects carry a sharper critical edge and pose deeper questions by David Bacon First person (This article originally ran at Capital & Main, an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political, and social issues.) For almost

  • Forum promotes ways to stop AIDS infection

    Forum promotes ways to stop AIDS infection

    by Fernando A. Torres Meeting at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco on Oct. 31, leaders and public health experts warned this week that despite the marked decrease in deaths attributed to AIDS, the numbers continue to be disturbingly high in the African-American and Latino communities in relation to unprotected sexual conduct. The experts

  • In the shadow of Trump’s walls, locals remain unimpressed

    In the shadow of Trump’s walls, locals remain unimpressed

    by Julia Carrie Wong Reported by the Guardian — Between San Diego and Tijuana, eight prototype border walls are ready for testing – but will any get built, and will it make a difference if they do? It’s 9:15 a.m. and Ralph DeSio of US customs and border protection (CBP) is standing at the front

  • China to force Saudi Arabia to market oil in Chinese yans

    China to force Saudi Arabia to market oil in Chinese yans

    China, the largest global oil importer, is putting pressure on Saudi Arabia and this could end petrodólar as world reserve currency by Jay Syrmopoulos This week, a leading economist predicted a major paradigm shift, as Carl Weinberg, chief economist and managing director at High Frequency Economics told CNBC that China will “compel” Saudi Arabia to

  • Trump demands Congress fund border wall as price for keeping dreamers

    Trump demands Congress fund border wall as price for keeping dreamers

    White House wants hardline measures in return for deal on DACA Democrats, Dreamers and advocates slam ‘immoral’ and ‘shameful’ list by Lauren Gambino The Trump administration on Sunday issued a list of hardline immigration demands, including funding for a wall on the Mexico border and a crackdown on admittance of children from Central America, as

  • Justice for dreamers – punish the authors of forced migration

    Justice for dreamers – punish the authors of forced migration

    by David Bacon Analysis The DACA youth, the “dreamers” are the true children of NAFTA – those who, more than anyone, paid the price for the agreement. Yet they are the ones now punished by the Trump administration as it takes away their legal status, their ability to work, and their right to live in

  • Relatives of undocumented children caught up in ICE dragnet

    Relatives of undocumented children caught up in ICE dragnet

    In a shift from how it operated during the Obama administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is cracking down on relatives who let undocumented kids stay with them after entering the U.S. by Hannah Dreier This summer, a Kansas City man named Edwin got a call from immigration officials. They had picked up his nephew at

  • As DACA’s end is announced, advocacy groups stand in  defense of Dreamers

    As DACA’s end is announced, advocacy groups stand in defense of Dreamers

    As DACA’s end is announced, advocacy groups stand in defense of Dreamers by Dylan Gascon New America Media held a national press call on Thursday Sept. 7 addressing not only the future of the Dreamers, but a study on Dreamers’ contribution to the economy, as well as a personal story from a DACA recipient. This