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They Think We’re Coming for their American Dream: The Salvadorian Immigration Epidemic

By Ghazal Rahmanpanah –El Salvador/USA– A century ago immigration in the United States was synonymous with the image of ships arriving at Ellis Island filled with […]

Central America, Feature Articles, Immigration, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Poverty, The World, United States, War & Conflict

Indigenous Interpreters Provide Missing Link for Natividad Medical Center Patients

by Kate Daniels Kurz, The WIP Director Natividad Medical Center, located in Salinas, California – the heart of California’s “Salad Bowl” – is one of the […]

Business & Economy, California, Employment, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Immigration, Indigenous Culture, Language, Mexico, Social Change, Teaching & Learning, United States

Championing the Power of Youth Advocacy in Guatemala

Originally published at IPPF/WHR Adolescent fertility rates in Latin America and the Caribbean surpass the world average, and more than 1 in 3 women in the […]

Central America, The WIP Talk

Guatemala Private Sector Says No To Tax Increase

Cross-posted from The Guatemala Times. Guatemala City. January 20, 2012 The private sector of Guatemala today made it crystal clear to President Otto Perez that they […]

Central America, The WIP Talk

MEXFAM Thrives Despite Threats to Safe Abortion in Mexico

Originally published at IPPF/WHR Last week The Nation published a story on “Mexico’s Anti-Abortion Backlash.” In the article, writer Mary Cuddehe examines the criminalization of abortion […]

Abortion, Mexico, The WIP Talk

Mexican Court Rules on Abortion

The Supreme Court in Mexico upheld the anti-abortion constitutional amendment added into the Baja California state constitution which asserts that life begins at conception. While 7 […]

Mexico, The WIP Talk

Charter City in Honduras = Development?

It started in 2007. The idea, that is. Paul Romer, an economist and Stanford professor, began to reconceptualize the idea of economic development. Dr. Romer had […]

Central America, Latin America, The WIP Talk

Local Arizona Voices Chime In on Immigration Debate

by Melissa Hahn –USA– When Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed Senate Bill 1070 into law, she thrust the state into the national spotlight as a catalyst […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Immigration, Mexico, Politics & Democracy, United States

Femicide: Mothers Play Crucial Role in Fight for Justice

by Lien De Coster –Netherlands– Entering the courtyard I immediately find it difficult to breathe. There is an energy loaded with such strong emotions it seems […]

Feature Articles, Mexico, The World

Turn Back South: Immigration Through the Lens of a Bosnian Immigrant

by Jessica Mosby – USA – Though the United States is a country of immigrants, immigration divides the culture and fuels an endless debate clouded by […]

Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, Immigration, Interviews, Mexico, United States

African Americans Draw a Line in the Sand Over Illegal Immigration

by Faye Anderson – USA – Every hour sees the black man elbowed out of employment by some newly arrived emigrant, whose hunger and whose color […]

Employment, Feature Articles, Immigration, Mexico, Politics & Democracy, United States

Costa Rica’s Peaceful Environment Has Not Occurred by Chance

by María Suárez Toro – Costa Rica/Puerto Rico – Millions of tourists have visited Costa Rica, affectionately know as “ticolandia,” for decades, attracted to it largely […]

Activism, Business & Economy, Central America, Costa Rica, Elections, Feature Articles, Feminism, Latin America, Politics & Democracy, Travel