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Vol. CLIV, Issue 4
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American Tourism in Mexico

American Tourism in Mexico

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor March 29, 2018

In contrast with our President, who built his campaign on building a wall, and making disparaging remarks about mexicans being ‘drug dealers, criminals, and rapists,’ thousands of American tourists,...

Nepotism Stunts Latin American Political Development

Jose Guerrero Coronado, Columnist May 5, 2016
In Latin America, politics does not attract talented citizens. Most of them prefer to pursue other social projects, or simply migrate to other countries like the USA.

Trump Manipulates Evangelicals

Sean Hannah, Columnist April 21, 2016
Evangelical Christianity emphasizes love and a mission to spread the word of God, so it is blatantly ironic that Trump’s supporters are so ready to accept his proposed laws that limit Mexican and Muslim Immigration.

Donald Trump Makes Life Harder for Latinos

Jose Coronado, Columnist September 24, 2015

In June, American businessman Donald J. Trump announced he was running for President of the United States. In his announcement speech, he made outrageous remarks about Mexicans: “When Mexico sends its...

Immigration hopes rest with Democratic party resurgence

Jose Coronado November 13, 2014
Latinos can only hope for the best now; they are between a Democratic Party that has not changed the immigration laws significantly and a Republican congress with many Tea Party members that are against immigration.

Confronting Mexican cartels demands global attention

Jose Coronado October 16, 2014

It is not a myth: A huge part of Mexico is controlled by drug cartels that are even more powerful than the government.  In some counties of Mexico, cartels fund the political campaigns of congressmen...

Mexico’s energy reform causes hope and despair

Jose Coronado October 3, 2014

For 76 years the Mexican oil and energy industry was run by the state. During those 76 years, the state monopoly proved itself to be the worst section of the Mexican bureaucracy, overlooking huge oil spills,...

Sabbaticals Benefit Students, Faculty Alike

Sabbaticals Benefit Students, Faculty Alike

Helen Angell March 13, 2014
The sabbatical program is an essential part of the Whitman College faculty’s ongoing professional development and provides numerous benefits—not only to the individual professor, but also to her or his students and to the entire Whitman community.
Arnolds Back in The Last Stand

Arnold’s Back in “The Last Stand”

Nathan Fisher January 24, 2013

After the break, I wanted to start off the new year with a bang. Arnold Schwarzenegger's return to the big screen as the sheriff in "The Last Stand" seemed like a good bet. Unfortunately, the Governator's...

Illustration: Emily Johnson

Cinco de Mayo

Elena Aragon April 26, 2012

Want to have some celebrations and fun without leaving campus on Cinco de Mayo next Saturday? Try these fun ideas: - Wear a sombrero to class the day before. Nothing says appropriate respect on...

Credit: Marin Axtell

Luz Rivera captivates, inspires during lecture about social change in Mexico

Dylan Tull November 17, 2011
Luz Rivera, lead organizer of the Consejo Nacional Urbano Campesino, and her translator and colleague, Stuart Schussler, are traveling to schools in the Northwest giving their lecture entitled, “Sowing Struggle: Urban and rural social movements in Tlaxcala, Mexico."

No More Deaths tackles injustice along U.S.-Mexico border

September 8, 2011
The federally condoned violence along the U.S./Mexico border is another chapter in the United States' abuse and exploitation of a refugee population and a disempowered racial group. Those who suffer most have the least resources and political power.
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