Email Update 12/28/2011



Dear NACLA friends,

In honor of our 45th anniversary, NACLA would like to announce its first photo contest. Send your high-resolution pictures (and caption information) to, with "NACLA Photo Contest" in the subject line. The winning photograph for each issue will be published in full color in the next NACLA Report. The winning photographer will receive a copy of the magazine and a one-year-subscription to NACLA. For full contest details please visit our website.

Also, as part of our 45th anniversary, all donors of $50 or more will receive a complimentary anniversary ad or greeting in an upcoming issue. If you would like your ad to appear in our Spring Central America: Legacies of War issue, please email us by January 30th your full name as you would like it to appear on the donor list, you short greeting, or your ad image as a JPEG to, with "Anniversary Ad" in the subject line.

This Week Online:

Nazih Richani: The Dangers Behind the Proposed Judicial Reform in Colombia
Todd Miller: Operation Santa Claus
Emily Achtenberg: International Solidarity Bolsters El Salvador's Anti–Mining Resistance

The Latino Student Movements Issue:

Arely M. Zimmerman describes how the undocumented youth movement in the United States is shifting from its DREAM Act focus to broader immigrant, civil, and human rights issues.

A letter from migrant justice activist Raúl Alcaraz Ochoa to the DREAM Movement: I have come to a deeply painful decision: I can no longer in good political conscience support the Dream Act because the essence of a beautiful dream has been detained by a colonial nightmare seeking to fund and fuel the U.S. Empire machine.

On April 26, the youth collective UNIDOS occupied a Tucson School District board meeting that intended to dismantle the local Mexican American Studies program. Nolan L. Cabrera, Elisa L. Meza, and Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez report how students saved the program, and reignited the movement in the fight for ethnic studies.

Two years before the recent wave of occupations across the country, California students were occupying universities against hefty tuition hikes. Zachary Levenson describes how students are mobilizing again in spite of police repression. Will they be able to shut down their campuses indefinitely to end austerity?

In May, Chilean students took to the streets to call for free, quality, universal public education. Now after seven months, J. Patrice McSherry and Raúl Molina Mejía cover how the students have built a powerful mass movement that is demanding nothing less than the democratization of the Chilean state and the end of Pinochet-era policies.

NACLA editor Michael Fox interviews student leaders José Ancalao Gavilán (Chile) and Giovanni Roberto (Puerto Rico) about their local struggles for the right to education, against the world financial crisis, budget cuts, tuition increases, and police repression.

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