Crimes Against Humanity: Afghanistan

America has engaged in the Afghanistan War for almost 18 years, making it one of its longest wars in its history. Recently, President Trump has ordered all 14,000 U.S. troops to withdraw from Afghanistan. While many Americans are questioning why this decision has been made, the answer can be found with the U.S.-Taliban peace deal…

Who Defends the Defenders?

Carlota Isabel Salinas.  Marco Rivadeneira.  Ángel Ovidio Quintero.  Ivo Humberto Bracamonte.  These are the names of four Colombian human rights activists killed since the country’s lockdown in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Colombia is widely regarded as one of the most dangerous countries for human rights defenders. Last January, the UN Office of the…

El Tren Maya: A Railway of Social, Environmental, and Cultural Catastrophe

Before the outbreak of COVID-19, Mexico’s tourism sector was once again preparing for the influx of spring breakers that come around this time of year. Millions of people—from marrying couples to packs of college students—visit Mexico’s hot tourist destinations every year, flocking to the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, and of course, Cancun. Even with…