Disorienting as migration may be, most newcomers to Europe can count on finding peers who share their language, faith, and traditions. Largely isolated from their countrymen, a small group of Syrian students in Mexico are striving to build community.
In the wake of disaster, identifying victims feels more pressing than hammering out a death count. But it’s key to future planning – and it's one reason researchers are pushing for better numbers after hurricane Maria.
For Puerto Ricans hit hard by hurricanes, feeling forgotten as they pick up the pieces is yet another blow. But as communities band together to recover, some also find encouragement, empowerment, and inspiration for deeper changes after the power returns.
Mexicans will elect a new president on July 1. Thanks to recent reforms, voters may include more expatriates than ever before, as Mexicans living abroad embrace their potential political influence.
More than a week of rare nationwide protests in Nicaragua have forced President Daniel Ortega onto the defensive after a decade of increasing authoritarianism. Church leaders are mediating talks with civil society.
Former President Raúl Castro, brother of revolutionary leader Fidel, handed over the presidency Thursday to Miguel Díaz-Canel. His first task will be getting the economy back on track, but just how radical an approach he can take is uncertain – as is whether he wants one.
The government recently announced the closure of 283 schools and a new pilot plan for charter schools and vouchers. Meanwhile, education nonprofits, parent-teacher associations, and teachers’ union members are seeking solutions of their own.
Two-term former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, or 'Lula,' surrendered to police Saturday to begin a 12-year sentence for corruption. But in a country where kickbacks are seen as ubiquitous, that hasn't dimmed many voters' appreciation.
Hurricane Maria upended Puerto Rico, along with its fishing industry. Raimundo Espinoza Chirinos's project cleans up the storm's hidden damage on the ocean floor by tapping into local fishermen's skills.
The everyday stresses after a disaster like the Category 4 hurricane can exacerbate abuse. Puerto Rico wasn't ready to handle a flood of women and families looking for help, their advocates say, but there are lessons to learn from last fall's failure.
Six months after the Category 4 hurricane hit, recovery remains slow. From Boy Scouts to Harvard Law, many students from the US mainland are spending vacation time volunteering here: helping to clear debris, navigate FEMA forms, and restore damaged forests.
Roughly half the world's countries allow incarcerated women to live with their young children, although specifics vary. The goal is often to protect children's rights – but it raises tough questions about safety, justice, and sacrifice.
The reform known as 77-bis is narrow, applying only to women arrested for smuggling drugs into jail. But its emphasis on taking an offender's background into account during sentencing is revolutionary in a region that prioritizes hard-line punishments for drug crimes.
Incidents of 'machismo' – experienced everywhere from streets to schools – combined with growing violence against women, are lending urgency to calls for discussion around gender relations.
When nations across Africa and Latin America began emerging from civil conflicts and dictatorships in the 1980s and '90s, they identified a need to involve more women in politics. Today, 24 have at least 30 percent female representation. Part 2 of Reaching for Equity, a global series on gender and power.
The OAS has called for a new vote after the November election, but Honduras has no legal obligation to follow their guidance. The confusion underscores the region's lack of trust in governing institutions, while raising questions about the role of election observers.
Protests over last month's disputed presidential election have simmered down, although no victor has been announced. But many Hondurans say the country has hard work ahead to restore their confidence in government, and each other.
TPS provides short-term protection from deportation for people who can't return home because of national disasters, civil unrest, or health crises. Nicaraguans and Haitians lost protection this fall; Hondurans' and Salvadorans' status is under consideration.
As mistrust of the electoral system grows, Hondurans are taking to the streets to stand up for democracy – and their role in it.
The rich history of Día de los Muertos isn't always understood in the US, despite increasing popularity. The filmmakers' attention to detail has earned 'Coco' fans in Mexico, at a time when many say their country is reduced to stereotypes abroad.
Enjoy a thoughtful evening read.
Enjoy a longer, more in-depth read.
Less noise. More insight.