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Joel Martinez is a senior policy analyst for National Security and International Policy at American Progress. Martinez received his master’s degree from the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego, where he focused on international politics and economic development within Latin America. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Latin American and Latino studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is also a proud alum of Ohlone Community College in Fremont, California.

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These Fossil Fuel Industry Tactics Are Fueling Democratic Backsliding Article
The COP28 logo is seen in Dubai.

These Fossil Fuel Industry Tactics Are Fueling Democratic Backsliding

As citizens around the world increasingly favor serious policy action to fight climate change, the fossil fuel industry is undermining democratic principles to stem the tide of climate action—spreading misinformation and obstructing elected governments’ climate efforts, promoting anti-democratic movements and candidates, and even undermining democratic rights.

Chris Martinez, Laura Kilbury, Joel Martinez, 6 More Calee White, Mariel Lutz, Kat So, Kate Petosa, Allison McManus, Anne Christianson

Lula’s Presidential Victory Is an Opportunity To Renew U.S.-Brazil Climate Cooperation Article

Lula’s Presidential Victory Is an Opportunity To Renew U.S.-Brazil Climate Cooperation

Following the election of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to Brazil’s presidency—and the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act marking the largest climate investment in U.S. history—a moment of truth for climate emerges for the most populous countries in the Americas right as leaders gather for COP27 in Egypt.

Ryan Richards, Joel Martinez, Frances Colón

A New Lawsuit Illustrates the Problem of U.S. Guns in Mexico Article
Bullet casings are seen on the ground at the crime scene after Mexico City's Public Security Secretary Omar García Harfuch was wounded in an attack in Mexico City, June 26, 2020. (Getty/Pedro Pardo/AFP)

A New Lawsuit Illustrates the Problem of U.S. Guns in Mexico

Mexico’s lawsuit against major U.S. arms manufacturers and distributors is a reminder of the fact that America’s gun violence epidemic extends well beyond its own borders.

Eugenio Weigend Vargas, Joel Martinez

Redefining Homeland Security: A New Framework for DHS To Meet Today’s Challenges Report

Redefining Homeland Security: A New Framework for DHS To Meet Today’s Challenges

To meet the challenges of today, the Biden administration and Congress should reform the Department of Homeland Security around a mission that highlights safety and services alongside its traditional protecting roles.

Mara Rudman, Rudy deLeon, Joel Martinez, 5 More Elisa Massimino, Silva Mathema, Katrina Mulligan, Alexandra Schmitt, Philip E. Wolgin

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