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By Jordan Bazak and Alejandra Castillo Council on Hemispheric Affairs If you are anything like Santiago Siri, the act of voting may leave you feeling a bit unsatisfied. In the age of the Internet, you might wonder why we…

By Thomas P. Mackey & Trudi Jacobson The Conversation The circulation of fake news through social media in the 2016 presidential election has raised several concerns about online information. Of course, there is nothing new about fake news as such – the satirical site “The Onion”…

By Lance Wallace Futurity   Since social scientists and economists began measuring poverty, its definition has never strayed far from a discussion of income. Now, new research shows there are multiple components of poverty that more accurately describe a household’s…

By Rachel Harrison Futurity Teachers communicate with parents based on their racial and immigrant backgrounds—not just their child’s academic performance—research finds. “The patterns of communication we saw are consistent with stereotypes that teachers may subscribe to different racial and…

By Cliff Despres SaludToday   The United States is home to 24 million workers of Hispanic descent. These workers, often referred to as a single entity, come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, each with their own unique labor…

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The fear election

By Ron Chandler The Conversation Whether you support Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, fear might be the biggest factor driving you to the polls. Over the weekend, pollster Peter Hart told NBC News that this has been “an election about fear.”…

By Eric Moreno SaludToday When it comes to smoking, there’s good and bad news for Latinos. The good: Researchers have long known that Latinos adults overall are less likely to smoke cigarettes than their white or black peers. The…