What is the future of immigration?

Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

I was among several panelists who spoke at “The Futures of Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue” held in the fall and co-sponsored by the  Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.

Read the Harvard Gazette’s story here.


¿Que viva cual revolución?

All you Che lovers who weren’t even born when the revolution went down, but are still idealistic enough to dream about economic parity in the Americas: Guess what? The “revolución”, which has been mass marketed, is now being repackaged with the face of Che’s niece, Lydia Guevara.

Here she is in a PETA ad, speaking about a new revolution — going green, as in vegetarian. (In this prototype, carrots take the place of bullets.)

Lydia Guevara

It’s a shame, however, that NAFTA has brought multinational agribusiness to countries such as México, supplanting Mexican farmers who were organic before that became a trend. Let’s hope the international market doesn’t stand for the kinds of chemical-laden frankenfruits they’re producing because eating toxic vegetables is almost as bad as eating meat.