“Youneverknow:” My Journey into Afro-Latino History and Culture

by Eric M. Washington. On September 8, 2015 Joaquin Andujar died. The vast majority of the readers of this blog have no idea who this man was. When I learned of his death, it reminded me of why I study what I study and of whom I study. Joaquin Andujar was a former Major League …

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What’s Happening In Latin America – Mexico (Part II)

by Dan Miller. Part I of this report focused on Mexico’s political problems related to the Drug War. This second part examines problems in Mexico’s economy, as well as recent efforts to address these political and economic problems: Problem Two: the Economy Mexico's economy was also corrupted by seventy years of one party rule. With …

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What’s Happening In Latin America – Mexico (Part I)

by Dan Miller. In recent weeks, the world’s attention has been riveted on Eurasia, where crises in Syria and Ukraine, tensions in the Koreas and the South China Sea, not to mention the Winter Olympic games in Sochi, have filled the headlines. Maybe that’s actually good news for Latin America since it suggests a degree …

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News Brief: What’s Happening in Venezuela?

by Dan Miller. Venezuela is in the news this month owing to very large and violent demonstrations in Caracas and other parts of the country. The immediate causes of unrest are: 1) worsening inflation and a scarcity of basic goods, both the result of government mismanagement of the economy, and 2) ever tightening restrictions on …

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