Rudy Acuna: According to Guillermo, Western anthropologists are obsessed with authenticity. The authentic Indian, the authentic Mexico, the authentic Chicano. He found Mexicans less preoccupied with the question of authenticity.
Rosemary Jenkins: Nearly 12% of baby deaths can be prevented through breast-feeding! And Nestlē must be blamed and take responsibility for a good many of those preventable deaths!
Janet Phelan: In the place of the mysteries of time and dimensional travel, is the face of Mexico today—sexy, money-driven—and a host for the American meme.
View image | gettyimages.com t the most recent Oscars, the Academy recognized the talents of numerous Mexicans who worked on the acclaimed film Birdman. During his acceptance speech for the Best Director award, Alejandro González Iñárritu made two statements meant to resonate with Mexicans living on both sides of the Mexico-United States border. In regard […]
Rudy Acuña: Americans cannot afford to keep looking at the region as a commodity. Mexicans and Latin Americans are not objects and a source of profit.
Murray Polner: Most Latin Americans have had enough of American imperialism. Obama’s order sounded like most of our past presidents whose policies have led to so much injustice and suffering.
Rudy Acuña: As a movement, we will not be able to go beyond the 1960s as long as we forget that it is the actions and not the protagonists that are important.
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.
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.
Lila Garrett: We don’t need a cold war with Cuba any more. Our attempts to re-fuel our cold war with Russia are coming alone just fine.
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.
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.
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.