NACLA Update: Chavkin Postponed, A Film Series in the Bay Area, and Hurricane Sandy


Dear Friends,

Well, it's been two weeks since you heard from us, thanks to Hurricane Sandy, which hit the New York area last week and blacked out our headquarters in downtown Manhattan. I'm happy to report we've dried ourselves off, gotten our lights back, and are now in our offices, no worse for the wear. But thanks to subscribers and supporters for their patience last week and now as we get up and running again (including publishing our Fall issue on the website).

Unfortunately, Sandy forced NACLA to postpone our much-anticipated Chavkin Award presentation honoring Honduran reporter Felix Molina, originally scheduled for October 30th. We're currently working on finding a new date for the event in December. We will honor all prior RSVPs and begin accepting additional ones once we've got a new date. So New York folks, stay tuned for details.

For our California-based Naclistas, we're co-sponsoring a film series with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives in San Francisco this Friday and Saturday, November 9-10. Of particular interest to Latin Americanists will be "Granito: How to Nail A Dictator," a movie that reveals how a 1982 documentary on Guatemala's civil war came to be used as evidence against Rios Montt in his 2004 genocide trial.


NACLA Presents...

A Human Rights Documentary Film Series

Nov. 9-10, 2012
the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives

San Francisco Veterans' Building
Room 223
401 Van Ness Avenue@ McCallister Street
San Francisco, CA
Friday, Nov. 9
"Syria: The Assads' Twilight" - 6 pm
Discussion and reception to follow

Saturday, Nov. 10
"The Mexican Suitcase" - 4:45 pm (Screening and Q&A)
"Granito: How to Nail a Dictator" - 7 pm (Screening and Q&A)

Go to for more details

This week (and last week, too) on the NACLA blogs:

Claire Branigan:

Contradictions and Discrepancies: Media Coverage in Argentina
Keane Bhatt: Latin American Elections, the Correspondents' Perspectives
Emily Achtenberg: Bolivia Returns to the Global Bond Market
Todd Miller: Ground Zero: The Tohono O'odham Nation
Kevin Edmonds: Climate Change and the Caribbean
Nazih Richani: The Military's Human Rights Record and the Peace Process in Colombia
Keane Bhatt: What U.S. Voters Can Learn from Venezuela's Election
Murphy Woodhouse: Remembering Jose Antonio: Day of the Dead in Nogales

We want to hear what you have to say! Whether you thoroughly agree with our authors or passionately dispute the angle of an article, leave a comment. With your participation, NACLA online can be a rich forum for discussion on the Latin America topics of the day.

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

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