Not only would the wall be needlessly expensive -- Trump says it will cost $8 billion, engineers have said at least twice as much -- but there are far better ways to prevent the flow of undocumented immigrants and drugs from Mexico.
As more migrants are blocked at the American border and more undocumented immigrants are deported from the United States, border communities in Mexico could be overwhelmed
Corruption blocks the ability of governments to provide basic services to citizens, undermines people's trust in democracy and is often tied to cross-border crime, including drug trafficking, organized crime and money laundering. Is our culture the birth place for this outrageous phenomenon?
Because of his ignorance about the day-to-day intricacies of governing, he will be more reliant on his Cabinet than any of his predecessors. And yet, Trump has assembled the whitest, oldest and wealthiest cabinet in recent memory.
At the beginning of 2016, there seemed such promise for opposition politicians in Venezuela, but little was achieved. Can 2017 be different?
Today Donald Trump goes from PEOTUS to POTUS. Latin America is not impressed. They'll get over it.
Does a Latin American identity really exist? The word Latino has unified a group of people under its meaning, what is that meaning?
Automation revolution is taking the jobs, not evil foreigners. The first self-driving cars are now on the road in the United States. That's another four million jobs down the drain
Obama’s historic normalization with Havana is under threat from Trump’s hardline cabal of Castro-haters
The rise of populist leaders in the United States and Europe poses a dangerous threat to basic rights protections while encouraging abuse by autocrats around the world
Cuba operates as if it had two parties, President Raúl Castro joked in his main report to the Seventh Congress of the Cuban Communist Party last April: “Fidel leads one and I, the other.”
2017 entered world stage under the sad and horrific shadow of the Aleppo genocide. In the Americas, however, 2017 seems to have brought a ray of hope in terms of democratic developments.
At Walden Pond, the ecological changes revealed in the sediments of the last century were more extreme than anything in the previous 1,400 years, and some were unique in the history of the pond.
At least three times in the past six months, state legislators have threatened to cut the budget of the University of Wisconsin at Madison for teaching about homosexuality, gender and race.
A constitutional amendment passed by the Senate last month is being called “the end of the world” amendment by its opponents. Why? Because the consequences of the amendment look disastrous — and long lasting.
The appointment of Tareck El Aissami as Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela can only be useful to close the already small spaces for a political solution to the crisis in the country
There is an abysmal difference in people’s attitude before the law. For example, people in Germany and in the United States usually feel almost a reverential respect toward it, but people in Latin America have very low regard for it.
Part of the reason prison violence is so common in Brazil is that conditions in most of the country’s penitentiaries are barbarous.
During the first half of 2016, as Brazil staggered through a corruption investigation, a painful recession and the impeachment of then-President Dilma Rousseff
While most economics models assumed people were basically rational, Kahneman and Tversky demonstrated that human decision-making is biased in systematic, predictable ways.
The F.B.I. hasn’t released hate crime data for 2016 yet, but in November it reported a total of 5,850 hate crimes in 2015, up from 5,479 in 2014.
In the British Parliament, a growing cross-party band of members is seeking to amend the Criminal Finances Bill, now making its way through the legislative process.