Email Update 12/01/2011






Dear NACLA Friends,

As part of our 45th anniversary, we are excited to announce the redesign of the NACLA Report for 2012, which will nearly double the number of pages for each issue, and move us to a quarterly schedule. The new schedule will enable us to publish more multimedia with video interviews, photo essays, web articles, audio and podcasts. It will also allow us to expand the coverage of each NACLA Report to include more diverse content about the economy, the environment, youth and activism, economic justice, and immigrant rights in the United States. The quarterly will include a full-color section, and more reviews and excerpts from new books and documentaries.  

As you know, a nonprofit like NACLA cannot maintain itself through subscription, and advertising revenue alone — we have always relied on additional support from our readers. Next year we will have extra costs associated with the new quarterly Report. By going beyond your subscription and giving a contribution, you can help us with the transition, and ensure that NACLA and the Report will be here to educate and inform readers for years to come. I urge you to consider supporting NACLA with a generous gift this holiday season.

This Week Online:

Joseph Nevins: Who Killed Joaquín Luna?

Fred Rosen: The Mexican Drug War Goes to The Hague

Nazih Richani: Hostage Deaths in Colombia Highlight the Need for More Cautious Policy

Todd Miller: The Washington Narrative on Migration

The Human Rights Issue:

Lorraine Bayard de Volo, a political scientist who focuses on women's political mobilization and the history of feminism in Latin America, looks at Cuba's Damas de Blanco, and how WikiLeaks documents have linked them with the support of powerful allies, including the U.S. government.

International relations scholar Arturo López-Levy discusses the centerpiece of U.S policy toward Cuba, the Helms-Burton law, which mandates a "soft" approach to bolstering civil society and "democracy promotion" in Cuba, while causing many humanitarian concerns.

Anthropologist Nicole Fabricant sketches a critical portrait of Bolivia's aggrieved regionalist right-wingers, who today assert themselves as the victims of a totalitarian regime under President Evo Morales.

Gregory Wilpert, a sociologist and frequent commentator on Venezuelan politics, argues that the right has successfully harnessed the power of the country's political polarization, staging protests and other actions that are deliberately calculated to provoke conflict and create spectacles in which the Chávez government will react in a heavy-handed manner.

Finally, NACLA editor Michael Fox interviews Bertha Oliva, a leading human rights activist in Honduras. Her organization, COFADEH, was founded in 1982, just as the Reagan administration was discovering human rights to be the potent rhetorical weapon it is today.

NACLA's Digital Archive:

Now that we are approaching our 45th anniversary, don't forget to visit our archive and read the award-winning articles that have made the NACLA Report on the Americas the most reliable resource for progressive politics in the region. Subscribers and customers can now download PDFs of full issues!

Stay tuned for upcoming interviews, event announcements, and previews.


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