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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 »

Honduras: the battle to protect women human rights defenders

by Laura Carlsen

Open Democracy, Oct-27-2016 |

Protection of women human rights defenders must be based on recognizing not only their existence, but also their contribution to creating better societies... Read More »

It was the state: Ayotzinapa's crime scene spreads upward

by Laura Carlsen

This is Hell, Oct-15-2016 | Report

Laura Carlsen reports on This is Hell on developments in the 2014 case of the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College... Read More »

Trump's Wall is Tantamount to Act of War: Outrage in Mexico as President Peña Nieto Meets with Trump

by Laura Carlsen

DemocracyNow, Sep-01-2016 | Interview

On Wednesday, Donald Trump traveled to Mexico City to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who once compared Trump to Hitler and Mussolini. The Mexican president came under fire for inviting Trump to meet with him in Mexico, a move many critics saw as legitimizing Trump’s positions. We speak to Laura Carlsen, director of the Mexico City-based Americas Program of the Center for International Policy... Read More »

Mexican Teachers Set to Strike On First Day of School Over Neoliberal Education Reform

by Laura Carlsen

The Real News, Aug-17-2016 | Interview

Over a dozen teachers and their supporters have been killed by state violence since June, and the teachers say they are being threatened with further violence. Now joining us to discuss this again is Laura Carlsen... Read More »

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