Thursday, March 23, 2023

Angélica Durán-Martínez

Angélica Durán-Martínez is an Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Massachusetts Lowell. She holds an MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University, and a BA in Political Science from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Her research focuses on crime, violence, and illicit markets (particularly the drug trade), with a focus on Latin America. She has research research awards from SSRC-DSD Program, SSRC and USIP, and also was a Fulbright Scholar in 2004-2006.


Senior climate activists rally across US to ‘stop dirty banks’

"We must break the big banks' addiction to Big Oil."

Black residents of Cancer Alley sue local government for discrimination in siting chemical facilities

“We’re being ignored and we have to do whatever we have to do to stop it.”

A highway to peace or a highway to hell?

Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry, fully engaged in corralling, containing, and constraining it, Eisenhower concluded, could save democracy and bolster peaceful methods and goals. 

Is pretend politics—hawking a counterfeit self—the ultimate right-wing propaganda?

For “real” Rethugs one looks in vain –/ It’s quicksand, whether frauds or insane.

On MAGA’s deceptive fixation: founders ‘ordained this Christian nation’

But when did factual truth matter/ To yahoos seizing forms to shatter?