This post is from one of our guest bloggers, Dr. William Arrocha, Assistant Professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, a Middlebury Graduate School. (www.miis.edu) email: firstname.lastname@example.org. On May 21st, Alabama’s governor, after threatening not to sign HB 658 if it did not eliminate many of the most heinous provisions of HB 56, provisions [...]
Mon, May 28 2012 » Latinos in the United States » Comments Off
The Latin American Studies Association Annual recently concluded its XXXth International Congress, Toward a Third Century of Independence in Latin America, held this year in San Francisco, California. The Congress produced its own controversy this year. It should come as no surprise that the controversy involved the Cuban delegation to the Conference. The U.S. government permitted [...]
On May 18, 2012, Tania C. Mastrapa, Research Professor in Cuban and Latin American Studies at The Institute of World Politics recently delivered remarks at the Heritage Foundation: An Act of Solidarity with the People of Cuba: The Struggle for Freedom Continues.
I have suggested how the Cuban State was rethinking the way it supported university education. Backer, Larry Catá, ‘Order, Discipline and Exigency’: Cuba’s VIth Party Congress, the Lineamientos (Guidelines) and Structural Change in Education, Sport and Culture? (July 1, 2011). Consortium for Peace and Ethics Working Paper No. 2011-2.The object was to change the focus [...]
http://www.kera.org/podcasts/think/ I was the noontime guest of the Dallas, Texas NPR affiliate, KERA, for the Think program on current affairs. We discussed immigration policy and the Mexico drug war, as well as U.S. lures of both undocumented labor and illicit drugs.
Tue, May 22 2012 » Latinos in the United States » Comments Off
Last weekend I was in Canada for the Global Studies Association North American Conference held in Victoria, British Columbia. While readying to present on the panel The Struggles of Migrants in Times of Dystopia: Combating Hate and Working Towards Compassionate Migration Policies Within the North American Political Economy, I saw the headline of Saturday’s Globe [...]
Fri, May 11 2012 » Latinos in the United States » Comments Off
This weekend, NYU Press releases the Kindle and hardcopy versions of my latest book, Run for the Border: Vice and Virtue in U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings. Here is a synopsis of the book along with some reviewer comments: Run for the Border: Vice and Virtue in U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings Steven W. Bender http://nyupress.org/books/book-details.aspx?bookId=7984 Mexico and the [...]
Thu, May 10 2012 » Latinos in the United States » Comments Off
In the midst of traveling, I listened to news reports of the U.S. Supreme Court’s apparent support for Arizona’s immigration statute — SB 1070. I was a bit surprised by these accounts. Though obviously no decision was rendered during oral argument, most reporters predicted the Court upholding Arizona’s immigration measure. For instance, CNN reported: “Parts [...]
Fri, May 4 2012 » Latinos in the United States » Comments Off