March 4, 2020 | Under its pro-Trump secretary general, a politicized OAS has botched electoral missions across the hemisphere — and even precipitated a coup.
Articles by Laura Carlsen
November 20, 2019 | Progressives need to speak up: Morales made mistakes, but nothing justifies the violent right-wing putsch that followed.
June 6, 2019 | There’s nothing “uncontrollable” about people applying for asylum. All the U.S. has to do is meet its obligations under international law.
January 23, 2019 | Amid crises in Venezuela, migration, and the climate, the Western Hemisphere's chief regional organization has been hobbled by pro-Trump leadership.
October 31, 2016 | Pretending that everyone wants peace in Colombia ignores the long-term effects of militarism — and the fact that the war benefits many powerful interests, including in Washington.
July 27, 2016 | From immigration to the drug war, there's a lot that needs fixing in the U.S.-Mexico relationship. But border walls, hate speech, and deportations won't do it.
August 6, 2015 | Once a refuge, Mexico City has become a hunting ground where journalists end up reporting on the assassinations of their colleagues — and wondering who will be next.
July 6, 2015 | Over 90 percent of Mexicans have lost faith in their political parties. What comes next?
March 31, 2015 | The "Biden Plan" for Central America treats refugee children as a national security threat.
January 5, 2015 | If Washington gives the Mexican president a pat on the back, it will be a stab in the back for the Mexican movement for justice and transparency.