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For this assignment, you are to read current news articles about Latin America from the website for the North American Congress of Latin America (NACLA) and submit two short reviews during the semester . Each review is to be at least 3-4 pages. Here are the regional topics corresponding to due date:January 15: Mexico, Border issues and Latinx communities, the Caribbean (Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, etc.)
Please submit your reports through Canvas in either of the following formats: doc, docx or PDF (if you are using Google Docs or Apple Pages to compose your review, please be sure to convert your paper to docx or PDF before submitting it). Late papers will be accepted for each submission, but only for one week after the assigned due dates and will be assessed a full grade deduction. Please use both a title page and a works cited page (neither of these pages count toward your 3-4 pages of text). These two reports will count as a combined 30% toward your final grade. In your works cited page, compose your article entry in a format like this:Nidia Bautista, “Justice for Lesvy: Indifference and Outrage in Response to Gender Violence in Mexico City,” NACLA Report on the Americas website (July 31, 2017).In terms of the content of each report, I am looking for two main points of discussion. First, you should devote the first half of the report to a summary of the main points in the article that you selected. To help you to address this issue, consider some of these questions: What is the main issue being discussed? (i.e. immigration, elections, education, environment, women’s issues, crime, etc.) Who are the main personalities mentioned in the article? (i.e. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President-Elect Biden, President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, etc.) How does the issue affect the people of the country mentioned in the article? Does the issue have any connection with United States interests? What do you think could be the best solution to resolve this problem?And for the second point of discussion, please analyze the article that you selected and present your point of view on the story. For example, how do you feel about the story? How did this article contribute to your understanding about modern Latin America? And what do you think about the author’s perspective on the article? How does this topic relate to contemporary political, economic or cultural themes in the United States today? Here is a list of articles from the NACLA website pertaining to regions for your first due date. Everybody, just pick any one article from this list for your January 15 review. The dates in parenthesis indicate when the article was published. You will repeat the same process for your reviews on Central American or a South American nation. These articles range in date from February 2019 to January 2021. Border Issues/Latinx Communities and Issues:Abolish ICE! Fighting for Humanity over Profit in Immigration Policy (June 2019)
Border Land, Border Water (Book Review) (July 2020) (Links to an external site.)
Border Shutdowns: State Violence and Psychological Warfare Performed (March 2019) (Links to an external site.)
Clouds at the Border: Threatened by the Wall (Sept. 2019) (Links to an external site.)
Dismantling Anti-Blackness Together (June 2020) (Links to an external site.)
Exiliados, Refugiados, Desplazados: Children and Migration Across the Americas (Oct. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
From La Montaña, Guerrero to The Bronx: The Story of Victorio Hilario Guzmán (Jan. 2021) (Links to an external site.)
Immigration Nation (Film Review)(Aug. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
In a Washington State Prison, Latinos are Advocating for Mentorship and Education (Dec. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
Informal Recyclers Fight for Survival in Gentrifying Brooklyn (Apr. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
Latin American Immigrants in New York Face Covid-19 Crisis (Sept. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
Life and Resistance for Migrant Families in the Rio Grande (Book Review) (June 2019) (Links to an external site.)
Local Paper Covers Pandemic’s Impact in Queens (June 2020) (Links to an external site.)
Meeting Cubans 4 Trump (Oct. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
On the Front Lines of Trump’s Immigration War in the U.S. Heartland (July 2019) (Links to an external site.)
Reducing Migrants’ Lives to One Grisly Photograph (July 2019) (Links to an external site.)
Slow Burn, Humid Pitch: Cultivating Care While Livin’ La COVIDa Loca (Sept. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
The Case for Nuance in Immigrant Stories (Book Review) (Sept. 2019) (Links to an external site.)
The Deadly Reverberations of U.S. Border Policy (Book Review) (Jan. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
The Deportation Machine (Book Review) (Sept. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
The Opportunistic Border Logic of the Pandemic (May 2020) (Links to an external site.)
The Origins of an Early School-to-Deportation Pipeline (Nov. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
The Stain that Mardi Gras Covers Up: Worker Vulnerability in New Orleans (Feb. 2020)
They Are Concentration Camps—and They Are Also Prisons (June 2019) (Links to an external site.)
U.S. Asylum Law is a Biopolitical Crisis (Book Review) (June 2020) (Links to an external site.)
“What better function for art at this time than as a voice for the voiceless”: The Work of Chicano Artist Malaquías Montoya (Feb. 2019) (Links to an external site.)
Mexico:23 Years of Impunity for Perpetrators of Acteal Massacre (Dec. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
A Labor Spring for Mexico’s Maquilas? (March 2019) (Links to an external site.)
“A Project for Life” in Mexico City (Jan. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
As Mexican Pork Industry Expands, Environmental Concerns Follow (Sept. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
AMLO Pushes Ahead on Militarized Megaprojects (Aug. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
AMLO’s Crumbling Promise to Migrants (July 2019) (Links to an external site.)
Blurring the Division Between Church and State in AMLO’s Mexico (Feb. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
El Chapo and Mexico’s Drug War Spectacle (March 2019) (Links to an external site.)
Euphemisms of Violence: Child Migrants and the Mexican State (Dec. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
For Mexico’s Striking University Workers, A War of Attrition Over Public Education (July 2019) (Links to an external site.)
“Green Tide” Reaches Mexico as Oaxaca Decriminalizes Abortion (Oct. 2019) (Links to an external site.)
In Mexico, the Threats and Failures of Pre-Trial Detention (Jan. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
Julián Leyzaola’s Dangerous Plans for Tijuana (May 2019) (Links to an external site.)
López Obrador’s Public Enemy Number One (Feb. 2019) (Links to an external site.)
Machista Media Get it Wrong on Feminist Protests in Mexico (Interview) (Aug. 2019) (Links to an external site.)
Maquiladoras and the Exploitation of Migrants on the Border (Oct. 2019) (Links to an external site.)
Mexican Women Call on Government to End Violence (March 2020) (Links to an external site.)
Mexico’s Fracking Impasse (Oct. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
Mining Culture Wars Escalate in Oaxaca (Dec. 2019) (Links to an external site.)
Narcos Mexico Is Not the Education We Need (Television Review) (March 2020) (Links to an external site.)
On the Coast of Oaxaca, Afro and Indigenous Tribes Fight for Water Autonomy (May 2019) (Links to an external site.)
Pandemic Intensifies Women’s Struggle for Water in Oaxaca, Mexico (July 2020) (Links to an external site.)
Revisiting the Battle of Culiacán (Nov. 2019) (Links to an external site.)
The Legacy of Samir Flores, One Year Later (Feb. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
The Rebirth of Mexico’s Electrical Workers (Feb. 2019) (Links to an external site.)
The Search for Answers in Mexico (Apr. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
Today We Protest, Tomorrow We Strike (March 2020) (Links to an external site.)
Translating the Fourth Transformation (Interview) (Apr. 2019) (Links to an external site.)
Twenty-First Century Battlefields (Book Excerpt) (July 2019)
Barbados:Caribbean Food Sovereignty During Covid-19 (Aug. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
Barbuda:After Irma, Disaster Capitalism Threatens Cultural Heritage in Barbuda (Feb. 2019)(Links to an external site.)
Cuba:A Ship Adrift: Cuba After the Pink Tide (Apr. 2019) (Links to an external site.)
Artists in Cuba Spearhead First Major Protest in Decades (Dec. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
Mi Primera Tarea (Film Review) (Oct. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
On Sovereignties and Solidarities (March 2020) (Links to an external site.)
The Right to Live in Health and Cuban Health Care: The Ongoing Revolution (Book Review) (Nov. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
The War on Cuba Documentary Tells the Story of the U.S. Embargo (Dec. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
Why Trump’s Cuba Policy is So Wrong (May 2019) (Links to an external site.)
Dominican Republic:Checkpoint Nation (March 2019) (Links to an external site.)
Post-Electoral Crisis in the Dominican Republic (Interview) (March 2020) (Links to an external site.)
The Right’s Continued Dominance in the Dominican Republic (Jan. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
Haiti:A Young Duvalier and Haiti’s Unremembered Past (Feb. 2019) (Links to an external site.)
Behind the Covid Numbers in Haiti (June 2020) (Links to an external site.)
Building Corruption in Haiti (May 2019) (Links to an external site.)
Haiti at the Crossroads (March 2019) (Links to an external site.)
Jamaica:Rethinking Sargassum Seaweed: Could It Be the New Normal in Jamaica? (March 2020) (Links to an external site.)
Puerto Rico:A Disastrous Methane Gas Scheme Threatens Puerto Rico’s Energy Future (June 2020) (Links to an external site.)
Adjunct Faculty in an Adjunct Country (Aug. 2019) (Links to an external site.)
Doing Reggaetón However He Wants: Bad Bunny’s YHLQMDLG (Music Review) (March 2020) (Links to an external site.)
Mutual Aid and Survival as Resistance in Puerto Rico (Aug. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
Policing is the Crisis (May 2019) (Links to an external site.)
Puerto Rican People’s Assemblies Shift from Protest to Proposal (Aug. 2019) (Links to an external site.)
Puerto Rico 2021: A Shift in Perspective, A New Opposition (Dec. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
Puerto Rico’s Seismic Shocks (Jan. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
Puerto Rico and the Perpetual State of Emergency (Aug. 2020) (Links to an external site.)
Step by Powerful Step, Citizens Lead Puerto Rico into Its Solar Future (Sept. 2019) (Links to an external site.)
The Anti-Corruption Code for the New Puerto Rico (May 2019) (Links to an external site.)
The Protests in Puerto Rico Are About Life and Death (July 2019) (Links to an external site.)
The Summer 2019 Uprising: Building a New Puerto Rico (Oct. 2019)
To My Fellow BoriBlancos: When We Say “Down with White Power,” We Also Mean Our White Power (Oct. 2020)
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