Javier Rojo

Javier Rojo is the Institute's New Mexico Fellow. He recently completed his undergraduate degree at University of New Mexico. As a student, he conducted research on Mexico’s drug war and co-founded the Latin America Sustainability Association.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 6:54am
Taxpayers Pad Military Contractor CEO Pockets
Would you believe me if I told you that your tax dollars are lining the pockets of some of the highest-paid CEOs?
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 12:10pm
Build a Nation, Not a Fence
As I looked onto the tens of thousands of people proudly waving American flags at April’s immigration rally in Washington, D.C., I couldn’t help but think of my immigrant parents. Both of my parents grew up in poor farming towns in Mexico. Driven by a lack of economic opportunity and a desire for a brighter future, they escaped to the United States in their late teens.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 8:34am
Corporate Tax Dodgers: 10 Companies and Their Tax Loopholes
As the budget battles in Washington continue, corporations have stepped into the fray with some of the most aggressive lobbying we’ve seen in years – calling for cuts to corporate tax rates, a widening of offshore tax loopholes that already cost the U.S. Treasury $90 billion a year, and cuts to government services and benefits, including Social Security and Medicare.
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Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 12:17pm
A Plateful of Justice
When my father immigrated to the United States from Mexico in the mid-1980s, his first job was washing dishes at a Furr’s Fresh Buffet restaurant in New Mexico. It paid the state-mandated minimum wage of $2.90 per hour.
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Friday, March 15, 2013 - 9:42am
NAFTA at 20: The New Spin
Only a few years ago, analysts were warning that Mexico was at risk of becoming a “ failed state .” These days, the Mexican government appears to be doing a much better PR job.
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