Latin America

A Good Place to Work

Ernest Hemingway’s long involvement with Cuba illuminates the recent normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and that country.

Letter from Rome

It only took thirty-five years, but the Vatican’s Congregation for Saints finally recognized what almost every rational Catholic in the world had already known.

Robert E. White, 1926 - 2015

Robert White never forgot the murders of four churchwomen in El Salvador, and never ceased pressing for better political and economic conditions in Latin America.

The Duck That Roared

Since the Democrats' pummeling in November's midterm elections, the president has moved forcefully to show he will use all the power he still has.

Seeking Refuge

The people who have passed through the doors of La Posada are survivors of human atrocities of nearly every kind. They come because home is no longer safe.

Letter from Rome

The pushback to Pope Francis’s reforms is intensifying and the Jesuit pontiff is not shy to admit it. “But that’s a good sign for me – that it’s out in the open."

Out of the Shadows

Unfortunately, the humanitarian conditions that urge action on immigration reform appear less important to legislators than the politics surrounding the issue.

Off the Grid

A colonia is any “identifiable community” within 150 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border lacking potable water and decent housing. There are 141 in New Mexico alone.

Borderline

Our so-called border crisis is not fundamentally a question of security, but one of poverty, injustice, and disorder.

Bordering on Heartless

The crisis at our border has brought out the worst in our political system and a degree of plain nastiness that we should not be proud of as a nation.

Here To Stay

Competing appeals from campaigns in the 2012 elections signaled the arrival of Latinos—and Latino Catholics in particular—as a pivotal force in American politics.

Bad but Not Broken

In 1996, the Republican-controlled 104th Congress passed into law the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act and the Illegal Immigration Reform and...
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Hidden in Plain Sight

January 28, 2013 | 0 comments