Monthly Archives: January 2014

Deportees, refugees crowd migrant shelters

A deported migrant looks out the window at Casa del Migrante Tijuana, a shelter that provides food, housing and other assistance to men who have recently been deported from the US or have unsuccessfully attempted to cross the border. [Photo courtesy of Romel Jacinto under Creative Commons license. Terms below.]

A deported migrant looks out the window at Casa del Migrante Tijuana, a shelter that provides food, housing and other assistance to men who have recently been deported from the US or have unsuccessfully attempted to cross the border. [Photo courtesy of Romel Jacinto under Creative Commons license. Terms below.]

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Like 20 years ago, migrants still come to Tijuana in need of food, warmth and a place to rest their heads. But in important respects, the circumstances of newcomers have changed at two Roman Catholic Church-supported shelters in the northern Mexican border city.

The contradictions of the California Dream

Kent Paterson

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For better or worse, if something happens in California please be assured it will soon come to a neighborhood theater near you. Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Pleasant Valley Sunday suburban sprawl, the car culture, LSD, and acid rock all launched or took hold in the Golden State.

Mexico: The politics of a state meltdown

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As a massive federal police and military deployment gains momentum in the Mexican state of Michoacan, polemics and debate shroud the first major such operation undertaken by the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto.

Insecurity: The Achilles heel of Mexican reforms?

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The security crisis in the Mexican state of Michoacan is smacking the economy, bringing higher costs, leaving shuttered businesses, encouraging capital flight, and causing employment reductions, according to different reports.

Reviewing NAFTA and the environment

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As possible, new trade agreements stir debate on the world stage, a North American citizen advisory panel is urging that a new emphasis be placed on the ecological costs of increased trade and money flows.

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