Tag: LLILAS Benson

The Archive, the Neighborhood and Some Questions About García Márquez’s Legacy

Gabriela Polit The visit to the Bogotá Book Fair last April was full of surprises. Organizers celebrated this year’s fair, as it was the most successful in history. The records of visitors and sales were the highest ever. The explanation

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Mexico’s Agony: Ayotzinapa and Beyond

By Ricardo Ainslie Image: Manifesto 43. Mexico is still reeling from protests in the continuing aftermath of the September 26 disappearance and apparent murder of 43 students at a teacher’s college in Ayotzinapa, in the state of Guerrero. The search

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Violence, Indigeneities and Human Rights

Arturo Arias The University of Texas at Austin      Picture Courtesy of James Rodríguez       Juan de León Tuyuc Velasquez (Kaqchikel Maya), was killed on January 15, 2014 in Sololá by unknown gunmen. Velasquez was the brother of Rosalinda

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The Need to Reach Broader Audiences: Scholars Working with Journalists and the Success of Beca Anfibia

Gabriela Polit How can scholars tell appealing stories about the research we do? How can we translate the language of our theoretical interpretations into a discourse that is easier to understand? The idea behind these questions is not to give

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Honoring Professor Bryan Roberts

By Raúl Madrid Bryan Roberts, the C.B. Smith Chair in U.S.-Mexico Relations, has been a mainstay of our Latin American studies program for nearly three decades. Since his arrival here in 1986, he has supervised 53 dissertations, taught countless courses, published

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NO OLVIDAR PARA PODER CONSTRUIR: Memoria y Derechos Humanos

 Mi nombre es hebreo, mi apellido es polaco, mi familia emigró a Argentina desde Ucrania y vivo en los Estados Unidos. Hablo castellano con acento italiano, e inglés con acento ruso. No como tacos ni bailo salsa, ni tengo la tez

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Border Fence has Disparate Impact on Minorities

Denise Gilman, Clinical Professor Co-Director, Immigration Clinic University of Texas School of Law http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/llilas/faculty/dlg662 In this video, Professor Denise Gilman discusses the human rights impact of the fence along the Texas–Mexico border. According to the DallasNews Watchdog blog, “Late last

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Whose Dominicanidad?: Citizenship, Border Cultures and Human rights

Picture Courtesy of Aurora Arias JOSSIANNA ARROYO-MARTINEZ. I am at the Aereopuerto Internacional Las Américas, José Francisco Peña Gómez in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic while I wait for a flight from Santo Domingo to San Juan.  A Dominican woman sits

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