Category: Social Inequalities

Insights into Teen Suicide in Argentina

Lauren E. Gulbas   On July 16, 2012, two teenagers—Luján Peñalva and Yanina Nüesch—were found hanging from a tree in Salta, Argentina. Investigations that followed declared their deaths to be the result of a suicidal pact. A media frenzy ensued

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Cuba in Question (Yet Again)  

César A. Salgado Why is Cuba so special?  (I’m quoting here—with a twist–the title of a New York Times opinion piece about the U.S. “wet foot, dry foot” policy for Cuban immigrants published yesterday.[1])  Since the Spanish American War of

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The Remittance Landscape

Sarah Lynn Lopez This book began in a small café kitchen in Berkeley, California, where I worked as a cook with three migrants from a village near Leon, the capital city of Guanajuato, Mexico. Over time, I learned about their

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Mexico’s Agony: Ayotzinapa and Beyond

By Ricardo Ainslie Image: Manifesto 43. Mexico is still reeling from protests in the continuing aftermath of the September 26 disappearance and apparent murder of 43 students at a teacher’s college in Ayotzinapa, in the state of Guerrero. The search

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¿Por qué Ayotzinapa?

Héctor Domínguez Ruvalcaba El caso de la desaparición de 43 estudiantes de la escuela normal de Ayotzinapa, Guerrero,  México, a manos de policías municipales de Iguala, no es sino una mínima muestra de la gran cadena de violaciones a los

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Migration of Unaccompanied Migrant Youth

  Photo: Eric Gay, AP Néstor Rodríguez The University of Texas at Austin In recent days, the news media has increased the reporting on the large-scale arrival of unaccompanied migrant youth (younger than 18) from Central America at the Texas-Mexico

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Violence, Indigeneities and Human Rights

Arturo Arias The University of Texas at Austin      Picture Courtesy of James Rodríguez       Juan de León Tuyuc Velasquez (Kaqchikel Maya), was killed on January 15, 2014 in Sololá by unknown gunmen. Velasquez was the brother of Rosalinda

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Violence at the Urban Margins: A Workshop and Now a Book

Violence at the Urban Margins, a new book edited by Javier Auyero, Philippe Bourgois, and Nancy Javier Auyero, Nancy Scheper-Hughes and Philippe Bourgois The 2013 workshop titled “Violence at the Urban Margins,” held at The University of Texas at Austin, brought

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Honoring Professor Bryan Roberts

By Raúl Madrid Bryan Roberts, the C.B. Smith Chair in U.S.-Mexico Relations, has been a mainstay of our Latin American studies program for nearly three decades. Since his arrival here in 1986, he has supervised 53 dissertations, taught countless courses, published

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NO OLVIDAR PARA PODER CONSTRUIR: Memoria y Derechos Humanos

 Mi nombre es hebreo, mi apellido es polaco, mi familia emigró a Argentina desde Ucrania y vivo en los Estados Unidos. Hablo castellano con acento italiano, e inglés con acento ruso. No como tacos ni bailo salsa, ni tengo la tez

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