What Happens in El Norte Doesn’t Stay in El Norte

by Rebecca Gordon It’s hard to believe that more than four years have passed since the police shot Amílcar Pérez-López a few blocks from my house in San Francisco’s Mission District. He was an immigrant, 20 years old, and his… Continue Reading  

Central American Refugees Struggle for Protection in Southern Mexico

by Laura Weiss On September 19 and 20, world leaders will convene at the UN General Assembly for the first-ever Summit for Refugees and Migration. Although focusing primarily on the refugee crisis in Syria, the Summit provides an opportunity to… Continue Reading  

International News Made Comeback on the Networks in 2014

by Jim Lobe The Tyndall Report has just put out a summary of network news coverage for 2014. Next week it promises more detailed data and analysis, which I will use to update this post, time permitting. The summary shows a… Continue Reading  

Elliott Abrams Seems Poor Choice to Pronounce on Benghazi

by Jim Lobe As Republican lawmakers and Fox News have been claiming that the Benghazi “cover-up” scandal will prove even bigger than the Iran-Contra and Watergate scandals combined, Elliott Abrams — who, faced with a slew of felony charges by the Iran-Contra… Continue Reading  

Can Neo-cons Identify anti-Semites? Argentina as a Case Study

by Jim Lobe As everyone knows, prominent neo-conservatives have been spending weeks insisting that Chuck Hagel is an anti-Semite. The most toxic of these charges have, of course, been leveled by the Council on Foreign Relations’ mendacious Senior Middle East fellow Elliott… Continue Reading