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President Biden Joe Biden speaks at a Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 reception at the White House. Just who counts as ‘Hispanic’ in the U.S. is an open question. Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images

Census data hides racial diversity of US ‘Hispanics’ – to the country’s detriment

Countries across the Americas are tweaking their census to better understand their population, allowing them to create more responsive policies. The US still has a ways to go.
2022 marks the first year Pride Toronto events will be hosted in person since the pandemic began. (Shutterstock)

Pride Toronto 2022: This party should be a riot

Pride Toronto has the opportunity to change its relationship with Indigenous and racialized people.
Fresh grizzly bear tracks in Yellowstone National Park. Jacob W. Frank, NPS/Flickr

Linking protected areas from Yellowstone to the Yukon shows the value of conserving large landscapes, not just isolated parks and preserves

Parks and refuges are important for conservation, but without connections, they’re like islands. Linking them by protecting land in between makes it possible for wildlife to move over bigger areas.
The feeling of desertion by Nigeria’s federal government has not left the region that was defined as Biafra during the country’s civil war. Stefano Montesi - Corbis/Getty Images

Nigeria: a deleted tweet, a Twitter ban and Biafran wounds that have never healed

Until the conditions that led to the Nigeria-Biafra war are resolved, the debate on the viability of one Nigeria will continue to arise.
Scenic view of Toba Lake, one of Indonesia’s top tourism destinations. Ringkar Situmorang

The Indigenous people of Urat village in Lake Toba have been left out of rural tourism development

Urat village is one of Indonesia’s many potential for rural tourism. However, study finds that indigenous people still feels left out to develop their own tourism business in their own areas.
John James Audubon relied on African Americans and Native Americans to collect some specimens for his ‘Birds of America’ prints (shown: Florida cormorant), but never credited them. National Audubon Society

American environmentalism’s racist roots have shaped global thinking about conservation

US ideas about conservation center on walling off land from use. That approach often means expelling Indigenous and other poor people who may be its most effective caretakers.
Funeral for a woman and her 11-year-old daughter, both found dead inside a burnt out vehicle in Puebla state, Mexico, June 11, 2020. Jose Castanares/AFP via Getty Images)

Latin American women are disappearing and dying under lockdown

Reports of rape, domestic abuse and murdered women are way up in Brazil, Mexico, Peru and beyond since the coronavirus. But Latin America has long been one of the most dangerous places to be a woman.

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