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About Alex McAnarney

Alex is a graduate student at the University of Chicago's Latin American Studies Program. As part of her field research, she lived at a migrant shelter along the Mexico-Guatemala border. Before studying at the University of Chicago, she worked as a Communications Coordinator at the Florida Immigrant Coalition and as an HIV/AIDS Journalist in South Florida. A native of El Salvador and former resident of Mexico City, her work focuses on migration, youth, gangs, and health.

Articles by Alex McAnarney

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Femicide in Central America: is creating Female-Friendly Urban Zones really the solution?

Female-friendly spaces are on the rise as a means to combat gender-based violence. But do women need to be separated to be protected? 

The American Dream, through Latin America

Faced with tighter border controls in Europe, African migrants are viewing Latin America as the gateway to the American Dream. But in a long journey marked by violence, corruption, and paperwork, many are left in the morass that surrounds border crossings

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