Manuel Pastor

professor of American studies and ethnicity at USC

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Thousands of demonstrators are taking to the streets of Cuba this week — the protests are some of the largest the country has seen since the 1959 revolution that brought Fidel Castro…

Cuban government is facing mass protests — its most serious threat since the fall of the Soviet Union

Thousands of demonstrators are taking to the streets of Cuba this week — the protests are some of the largest the country has seen since the 1959 revolution that brought Fidel Castro…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Some people view Johnson & Johnson as a “second class shot" due to its comparatively lower efficacy rating, reports LA Times columnist Erika Smith.

Why the Johnson and Johnson vaccine shouldn’t be viewed as second class

Some people view Johnson & Johnson as a “second class shot" due to its comparatively lower efficacy rating, reports LA Times columnist Erika Smith.

from Greater LA

California is in economic freefall, says Tom Steyer, the co-head of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s economic recovery task force.

What is Gov. Newsom’s task force doing to help California recover during COVID-19?

California is in economic freefall, says Tom Steyer, the co-head of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s economic recovery task force.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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More Venezuelans are fleeing their home country to the U.S., and they’ve become pawns in a political fight between Republican governors and Democratic mayors.

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A wave of young union leaders are making the LA labor movement cool and winning elections. But where are the contracts?

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Big polluters are not just cars and power plants - they include the American health care system.

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With freeway-adjacent land filling up and cities pushing back, is the golden age of the goods movement coming to a close in the Inland Empire?

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