Tag: Mexico

Mexican Americans are the largest Latino group in the U.S. but lack political power

Mexican Americans make up the nation's largest Latino group, yet they remain politically outshined by more recently arrived Cuban Americans.Why it matters: The disparities in political power between Mexican Americans and Cuban Americans reflect the racial, historical, geographical and economic…

/ March 6, 2021

Police officers’ immunity from lawsuits is getting a fresh look

Nearly a year after the death of George Floyd, advocates of changes in police practices are launching new moves to limit or eliminate legal liability protections for officers accused of excessive force.Why it matters: Revising or eliminating qualified immunity —…

/ March 3, 2021

What to make of the Biden administration’s first overseas calls

wait a few weeks for a call, Blinken, Austin and Sullivan all held early calls with their Israeli counterparts. If any longtime U.S. partner should be wary of a “snub,” it’s probably the Egyptians.The Biden administration has already raised concerns…

/ February 19, 2021

Designer Ron Rael, Whose See-Saws at the Border Captured the World’s Imagination, Returns to Mexico With an Ambitious New Project

It was an image that quickly captured the imagination: an austere black barrier seeking to prevent migrants from entering the US over its southern border suddenly transformed into a place of joy and connection, a hot pink beam slid between…

/ February 5, 2021

Archaeologists Are Using Incredible Photographs From This Cold War-Era Spy Satellite to Unlock Secrets of World History

Satellite imagery from the Corona project, a Cold War spy program that acquired military intelligence about the Soviet Union for the US, is proving useful in ways its creators could have never imagined—including for archaeologists. “Corona is like a time…

/ January 8, 2021

Pikas are adapting to climate change remarkably well, contrary to many predictions

Climate change is harming many special places and iconic species around our planet, from Glacier National Park’s disappearing glaciers to California redwoods scorched by wildfires. But for the animal I study, the American pika (Ochotona princeps), there’s actually some good…

/ January 7, 2021

Street Artists Around the World Captured a Turbulent Year in Real Time—See the Beautiful and Unforgettable Works of 2020 Here

For much of the year, the best—and safest—place to see art was on the street. And perhaps more than in any other year, street art offered a real-time distillation of the events shaping our lives. Across the globe, artwork speaking…

/ December 31, 2020

The 10 Most Astonishing Archaeological Discoveries of 2020, From an Ancient Cat Carving to the Amazon Rock Paintings

Despite its many difficulties, 2020 gave us some incredible discoveries. Shortly after scientists confirmed that the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, owned Dead Sea Scroll forgeries, putting the authenticity of some 70 other known fragments in question, the…

/ December 30, 2020

Biden and Mexico’s López Obrador discuss working together on “new approach” to migration

President-elect Joe Biden and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador discussed in a phone call Saturday working together on a "new approach" to migration that "offers alternatives to undertaking the dangerous journey" to the U.S.Why it matters: The statement from…

/ December 20, 2020

A 500-Year-Old Aztec Tower of Human Skulls Is Even Bigger Than Previously Thought, Archaeologists Find

Mexico’s Huei Tzompantli, a terrifying tower constructed from human skulls, is even bigger than previously thought. Archaeologists have discovered a new section of the historic site, which was first uncovered in 2015. The new find adds 119 skulls to the previously…

/ December 16, 2020

In a Blow to Experience-Art Emporium Meow Wolf, a Judge Allows an Artist’s Copyright Lawsuit to Proceed

A judge in New Mexico has given artist Lauren Adele Oliver the green light in her copyright lawsuit against Meow Wolf, the one-time Santa Fe art collective that is now an entertainment behemoth. Oliver is the artist behind Space Owl, a…

/ December 9, 2020

The Intrepid Treasure Hunter Who Found Forrest Fenn’s Buried Fortune Reveals His Identity—and What He Plans to Do With It

The hopes and dreams of thousands were crushed in June, when Forrest Fenn announced that his storied hidden treasure, said to be worth $2 million, had been found. When the retired New Mexico art dealer died in September, he took…

/ December 8, 2020