NACLA Update 11/03/11






Dear NACLA friends,

Join Witness for Peace, NACLA, and Nicaraguan activist Uriel Carazo from The Promoters of Peace and Development in a lecture about the U.S. military and economic violence, and how they affected the Nicaraguan diaspora.

Where: Bluestockings, 172 Allen Street, New York.

When: November 6th, 7 pm; Election Day in Nicaragua.

This week, NACLA will also cosponsor "Impugning Impunity: A Human Rights Documentary Film Series."  The festival will kick off with Hollman Morris' "Impunity" on November 3rd at 6:30 pm, followed by a Q&A with the Colombian journalist.

Other films featured are:
"Prosecutor" and "The Mexican Suitcase" on November 4th at 6 pm and 8 pm, followed by a Q&A with Trisha Ziff.

"Granito" and "Nostalgia of Light" November 5th at 6pm and 8 pm, followed by a Q&A with Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis. Subscribers can read a review of "Nostalgia of Light" in our archive.

Where: Mueseum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave.

This Week Online:

Dario Kenner: The Bolivian TIPNIS March—In Photos
Joseph Nevins: Holtville, California on the Day of the Dead
Fred Rosen: The Days of the Dead
Nazih Richani: Paramilitary Ties in Colombian Local Elections

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.

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