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…

Human Rights and Indigenous Sovereignty

A Legal History of the U.S. and a Future of Rights for Indigenous Peoples Mauna Kea. The Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. Recognizing and investigating missing and murdered indigenous women across the U.S. These are just a few examples of the modern-day fight for indigenous rights and, arguably, human rights. What are human rights,…