Manuel Pastor

director of USC's Equity Research Institute

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At a summit today and Wednesday in LA, political leaders, activists, and philanthropists are discussing the challenges and needs facing immigrants.

How immigrants fare will determine LA’s future, says USC researcher

At a summit today and Wednesday in LA, political leaders, activists, and philanthropists are discussing the challenges and needs facing immigrants.

from Greater LA

Audio leaked over the weekend of three Latino members of LA City Council making racist comments in October 2021. Today Nury Martinez resigned as president.

Is Black-Latino solidarity in jeopardy after leaked LA City Council audio?

Audio leaked over the weekend of three Latino members of LA City Council making racist comments in October 2021. Today Nury Martinez resigned as president.

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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

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