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What’s Behind Trump’s Obsession with Bashing Mexico?

by Laura Carlsen

Americas Program, Aug-04-2017 |

Donald Trump deflected part of the global spotlight on the G20 to engage in one of his favorite sports– publicly bashing Mexico... Read More »

Political Analyst Laura Carlsen on plight of mothers of the missing

by Laura Carlsen

CGTN America, Jul-16-2017 | Interview

Political analyst Laura Carlsen, who works with an organization that advises citizen search groups in Mexico, joined Elaine Reyes to discuss the plight of mothers on a quest to find their missing children... Read More »

Latin America's Women-led Movements and the New Feminism

by Laura Carlsen

Counter Punch, Mar-21-2017 |

Less than a week before International Women's day a year ago, Honduran military men trained by the Pentagon burst into her home and assassinated Berta Caceres. Feminist, environmentalist, and anti-imperialist, a charismatic organizer and a staunch opponent of the megaprojects that stole the land and poisoned the earth of indigenous peoples, Berta was the epitome of everything the henchmen of capitalism loathed and feared... Read More »

Sojourner Truth Radio: February 3, 2017 – Weekly Roundtable

by Laura Carlsen

Sojourner Truth Radio, Feb-03-2017 | Video

On our weekly roundtable: the ban, the wall, the threats towards Iran, the Supreme Court pick, white nationalism in the White House, and "alternative facts." Two chaotic weeks into Trump's presidency, we break down the congressional, national and global reaction to the president's recent actions. Our panelists are Jackie Goldberg, Dr. Gerald Horne and Laura Carlsen. Barbara Arnwine, Civil Rights Movement veteran and human rights leader, also joins us to break down the judicial record of Neil Gorsuch and his potential impact on communities of color... Read More »

Borderline Personality: Trump’s Threats Against Mexico

by Laura Carlsen

Counter Punch, Feb-03-2017 |

Last week Donald Trump torpedoed the U.S.-Mexico relationship, forcing President Enrique Peña Nieto to cancel their meeting. Speculation buzzed as to the reasons behind his acts to sabotage cooperation with one of the U.S.’s closest allies and third-largest trade partner... Read More »

Interview with Charlotte Bunch on Women's March

by Laura Carlsen

Rompeviento TV, Feb-01-2017 | Video, Interview

In this broadcast, Laura Carlsen, host of Hecho en América, interviews Charlotte Bunch, founding director of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey; professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender at Rutgers, and one of the main organizers of the Global Campaign for Women’s Human Rights that gained UN recognition that women’s rights are Human Rights in 1992... Read More »

Trump Doesn’t Really Care If Mexico Pays for the Wall

by Laura Carlsen

Fortune, Jan-31-2017 |

“The Wall”—a mythically impenetrable structure to seal off the southern border with Mexico—was the rallying cry of President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Chants of “build the wall,” followed by the rhetorical question, “And who’s going to pay for it?” prompted an immediate response from Trump crowds all over the country: “Mexico!”... Read More »

Sojourner Truth Radio: January 27, 2017 – Weekly Roundtable

by Laura Carlsen

Sojourner Truth Radio , Jan-27-2017 | Video

On today's roundtable, we look at Mexico and Donald Trump's proposal for a 20 percent tax on goods coming from Mexico to build his promised wall. What are the implications? Then, we discuss Trump's call for an investigation into voter fraud. Is it just a route to more voter suppression? Next, how do you build a resistance movement? Breaking down all of this and more are our guests Jackie Goldberg, Laura Carlsen and Dr. Gerald Horne... Read More »

Mexico Rejects Trump’s $40 Billion Wall

by Laura Carlsen

Rising Up With Sonali, Jan-26-2017 |

Donald Trump on Wednesday signed yet more executive orders, trying to fulfill, at least in name, some of the biggest campaign promises he made to his voters such as building a wall on the US border with Mexico. He specified, “a contiguous, physical wall or other similarly secure, contiguous and impassable physical barrier.”... Read More »

Laura Carlsen on Trump pledges to keep "America first"

by Laura Carlsen

Youtube, Jan-20-2017 |

For more on what the Trump administration will bring to the economy across the America's, CGTN’s Rachelle Akuffo spoke to Laura Carlsen. She's Latin American Rights and Security Director for the Americas Program at the Center for International Policy... Read More »

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