Latin America

Latin America

What Would Ingrid Do?

Colombian Peace Talks

Winona LaDuke: We reiterate our call to the Colombian people and to the world that it is necessary to re-evaluate the actions that threaten the life and existence of Mother Earth.

The Zapatistas Were Right!

Zapatistas Protest

Rudy Acuña: In the case of NAFTA, the Zapatistas were right and the lambs were wrong. History will judge their silence. The mea culpas of the Bill Clinton as well as the remorse of the Robert McNamara after the Vietnam War will ring hollow.

Courage on Cuba at Last

cuba-embargo-600

Jim Fuller: The major lesson I brought home from that intense reporting experience was that the U.S. trade embargo and accompanying policies were profoundly stupid and counterproductive.

25 Years Later: What Invading Panama Brought Us

Panama Invasion

Joseph Palermo: The “New World Order” of 1989 to 1990, at least in Central America and the Caribbean, looked a lot like the older world order where U.S. military imperatives would be decisive with or without a Soviet menace in the hemisphere.

Will Cuba Extradite Assata Shakur?

Extradite Assata Shakur

David Love: As President Obama rights old wrongs and casts off anachronistic and failed Cold War policies, the last thing the federal government should want to do is perpetuate the sordid legacy of COINTELPRO, kangaroo trials, and Hoover’s quest to neutralize black activist leadership, including Assata Shakur.

Cuba Si

cuban blockade ended

Tom Hayden: Secret talks over the past two years produced the extraordinarily detailed list of steps announced by President Obama, carefully distinguishing what the White House can do without Congress.

Cuba: Normal Is Radical

Cuba Diplomatic Relations

John Peeler: Normalization of relations with Cuba is no doubt the most radical step Obama has taken in a presidency largely marked by caution and incrementalism.

Ill Winds Drove Columbus

How Columbus Conquered America

William Loren Katz: Columbus’s Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria were driven across the Atlantic by the same ill winds that from 1095 to 1272 launched nine European Crusades to capture Muslim Jerusalem.

Why Menudo Is White?

Sonoran White Menudo

Rudy Acuña: Like most grad students of my time, my priority was to select a topic on the real Mexico, which of course meant Mexico City. Without knowing it I was committing the sin of the chilango believing that the provincias had little to offer.

Voyage of the Damned War on Drugs

Central American Refugees

Mary Theroux: Caring for these innocent victims of the U.S. War on Drugs is the only course that accords with professed American values of personal accountability, fiscal responsibility, and compassion.

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