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Tania Lara

Tania Lara
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Tania Lara is a Master candidate of Global Policy Studies at The University of Texas at Austin with a vast experience working as a journalist in Mexico and the U.S. She writes a daily blog about attacks on the press in Mexico and Central America for the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and she collaborates as well with the 21st Century Border Initiative blog writing about about the U.S.-Mexico relationship. Her stories about complex cross border matters have been published in Spanish-language media outlets including CNN México, and ¡Ahora Sí!, as well as the English-language newspaper The Austin American-Statesman

DREAMers in Mexico: Former Immigrants Struggle in their Home Country

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE They call themselves “DREAMers,” a group of young undocumented immigrants who fight for a right to college education, military service, and a chance for...

The Tortilla Cartel’s Role in Spreading Poverty in Mexico

A group of tortilla shops in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico operated a real cartel in which they regulated the pricing and production...

Remittances are not comparable with foreign aid

Last September, the World Bank reported that remittances are three times the size of Official Development Assitance (ODA) rising the question if they are...

Immigration: Border Patrol is Double Edged Sword as Killings of Mexicans...

For the Texas Department of Agriculture, a staff of more than 21,000 Border Patrol agents is insufficient even if that number equals 10 officers...

“Dream Act Olympian” Leo Manzano Wins Silver

U.S. silver medalist Leo Manzano shares the story of many “DREAMers.” He was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and his parents brought him at age...

Can Culture Explain the Economic Gap in Rich and Poor Countries?

At a fundraiser in Israel on Monday, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney attributed cultural values to explain the economic gap between poor...

Protests Against Election Fraud in Mexico Become Artistic

A group of fashion designers, writers, and visual artists meet almost every week in Mexico City to create posters, costumes, and performances. Once they...

NAFTA Fumbles on U.S./Mexico Student Exchange Programs

Mexico is now the third largest trade partner for the U.S. after 18 years of signing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). However,...

Immigration vs. Worker Rights

Anytime a politician claims that “immigrants take our jobs,” they are confounding two different issues: immigration and worker rights. The general assumption is that...

PRI + Gift Cards = Protest: Could the Mexican Elections Be...

One week after presidential elections were celebrated in the country, Mexicans have organized massive protests against the victory of PRI, the Institutional Revolutionary Party...