Dear Friends of NACLA,
Presumably you have all received your Winter edition of NACLA Report by now (we promise, the next one will be on time!). How cool is the cover by Mexican illustrator Feggo? We hope you're enjoying an issue that editor Fred Rosen says "covers last year's elections in the Americas from angles you would not have seen in standard editorial reporting." Ensuring that outside voices enter into the public dialogue on Latin America and U.S. foreign policy in the region has always been NACLA's mission. We think the Winter 2012 issue represents an important contribution to that goal.
To that end, I'd like to take this opportunity to highlight NACLA's digital coverage. Each week we publish four to five always-excellent, sometimes-controversial posts on timely topics ranging from U.S.-Mexico border security to Colombian democracy. This new and growing portion of NACLA reporting has been getting a lot of well-deserved online attention (read: rampant retweets, fiery debates in the comments section, reposts) in the blogosphere.
For example, NACLA author Keane Bhatt recently took This American Life/Planet Money reporter Adam Davidson to task for his various sympathetic portrayals of the Honduran charter city debacle. And this week, Joseph Nevin's unsettling story about the geography of migrant deaths in Texas is bouncing around the Twittersphere like a ping-pong ball in the Olympics.
As NACLA continues to transition into the digitized 21st century, our website will become an increasingly imporant portion of our progressive reporting. Read the blogs, pitch us an idea for a web article, retweet stories--don't miss out!
Reminder: UPCOMING PARTY!
NACLA-CLACS LAUNCH PARTY
Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (remarks begin at 6:15)
King Juan Carlos Center Auditorium
53 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
*please bring a photo ID
RSVP suggested but not required. Email email@example.com or 212-998-8638 for more information.
What's New at the NACLA Store
* 45TH ANNIVERSARY TOTEBAG $5 Our 45th year is over, so we're offering our black-and-white cotton NACLA bags for just $5 each at the NACLA Store. These are going fast and we'll be selling them at our upcoming February 6th event, so get one now before they're gone.
The Latest from the NACLA blogs:
Nazih Richani: Shift in the FARC Position Regarding the Land Problem: A Social Democratic Program in the Making
Kevin Edmonds: CIDA Continues its History of Controvery in Haiti
Keane Bhatt: The Miami Herald Offers Free Publicity to Rightwing Lobbyist Jose Cardenas
Alexandra Hall: South America: A Panorama of Media Democratization
Nazih Richani: A “Sufficient Consensus” is Emerging in the Peace Talks in Colombia
Joseph Nevins: Brooks County, Texas, and the Geography of Migrant Deaths
Kevin Edmonds: Jamaica Betting Big on Panama Canal Expansion
We want to hear what you have to say! Whether you totally agree with our authors or passionately dispute the angle of an article, leave a comment. With your participation, NACLA online can be a rich forum for discussion on the Latin America topics of the day.
Stay tuned for upcoming interviews, event announcements, and previews.