This past Wednesday, NACLA and CLACS officially launched our partnership with a party in NYU's King Juan Carlos Center. (And, yes, we all appreciate the irony of holding our fiesta latina in a space named after the rey español). It was a great success, which began with remarks by CLACS director Jill Lane and Report editor Fred Rosen, and continued with Mexican food, South American wines, and good conversations between activists young and old.
A few things became evident at the launch party. First, Naclistas like to party! We stayed late into the evening, outlasting even most of the students. Second, this marriage will work. The enthusiasm of both NACLA supporters and CLACS members for the partnership was gratifying, and the synchronicity of our missions became even clearer. And, for the new staff, it was great to put faces to names and meet our New York-area NACLA supporters. We look forward to an ongoing relationship.
We will be posting pictures from the party on our site soon. Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate NACLA's future!
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The Latest from the NACLA Blogs:
Emily Achtenberg: Gentrification in Cuba? The Contradictions of Old Havana
Nazih Richani: Santos Negotiating Formula and its Risks in Colombia
Joseph Nevins: The Price of Security? Border Patrol Bounty Hunting in Northern New York
Juan Antonio Ocasio Rivera: Our Resistance, Part II: An Interview with Rafael Cancel Miranda
Kevin Edmonds: The Drug Trade and the Increasing Militarization of the Caribbean
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