When Reality Shows Collide

The big news in the reality TV world is the intersection of Sarah Palin and Kate Gosselin. The Alaska governor is preparing her own show called “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” while Kate Gosselin runs her own pimp-my-children show called “Kate Plus...

U.S. Support for Israel Mirrors 80s Support for El Salvador Junta

It’s like the 1980s all over again. During that decade, the Reagan administration – with the support of Congress – sent billions of dollars worth of unconditional military and other support to the right wing-junta in El Salvador, just as the Obama...

The Struggle Against Free Trade Continues

On October 15th, La Mesa Nacional Frente a La Minería Metálica en El Salvador, also known as El Salvador’s National Roundtable on Mining, won the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award awarded by the Institute for Policy Studies for their fight...

El Salvador’s Gold Fight

As El Salvador transitions from decades of conservative rule to the administration of leftist President Mauricio Funes, the country faces an international showdown triggered by a restrictive free-trade agreement between the United States and Central America....

A Marshall Plan for Mexico? Well …

President Bush’s plan to deploy National Guard troops along the U.S.-Mexico border conjures the image of a war on immigrants. Rather than treating them like hostile forces, the U.S. government should focus on improving the lives of potential migrants in their...