NACLA Update 11/03/2011



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NACLA friends,

Join Witness for Peace, NACLA, and Nicaraguan activist style="font-weight: bold;">Uriel Carazo from style="font-weight: bold;">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: style="font-weight: bold;" href="http://bluestockings.com/">Bluestockings,
172 Allen Street, New York.

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

This style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%;"> style="font-weight: bold;">week, NACLA
will also cosponsor " href="http://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=4280">Impugning
Impunity:
A human Rights Documentary Film Series."
  The festival
will kick off with Hollman Morris' " href="http://www.impunitythefilm.com/en/film/trailer/">Impunity" on
November 3rd at 6:30 pm,
followed by a Q&A with the Colombian
journalist.

Other films featured are:
" href="http://www.whitepinepictures.com/all-titles/ijd-the-prosecutor/">Prosecutor"
and " href="http://www.themexicansuitcase.com/">The Mexican Suitcase" on
November 4th at 6 pm and 8
pm
, followed by a Q&A with Trisha
Ziff.

"Granito" and style="font-weight: bold;">" href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1556190/">Nostalgia of Light"
November 5th at 6pm and 8 pm, followed by a Q&A with style="font-weight: bold;">Pamela Yates and style="font-weight: bold;">Paco de Onis. Subscribers can read a
review of "Nostalgia of Light" in our href="https://nacla.org/article/chile-and-traps-memory">archive.
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Where:
Mueseum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave.

This Week Online:

Joseph Nevins: href="https://nacla.org/blog/2011/11/2/holtville-california-day-dead">Holtville,
California on the Day of the Dead
Fred Rosen: The
Days of the Dead

Nazih Richani: href="https://nacla.org/blog/2011/10/31/paramilitary-ties-colombian-local-elec...">Paramilitary
Ties in Colombian Local Elections

The Human Rights Issue:


href="https://nacla.org/article/heroines-friends-high-places-cuba%E2%80%99s-da..."> style="font-weight: bold;">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 href="https://nacla.org/article/%E2%80%98chaos-and-instability%E2%80%99-human-..."> style="font-weight: bold;">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 href="https://nacla.org/article/defending-democracy-human-rights-discourse-san..."> style="font-weight: bold;">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.

href="https://nacla.org/article/how-venezuela%E2%80%99s-right-discovered-human..."> style="font-weight: bold;">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 href="https://nacla.org/article/manipulating-human-rights-honduras-interview-b..."> style="font-weight: bold;">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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