NACLA Update: The Fall Issue of NACLA Report is Out!




Dear Friends,

The Fall Issue is Out!
The diverse experiences of grassroots, independent, community-based citizen’s media–in radio, television, print and online projects–continue to be among the most exciting aspects of the media reality Latin America today. That's why we chose media as the theme of the latest issue of NACLA's Report on the Americas, which should be arriving to your mailboxes soon.

As the world continues to witness radical social transformations spearheaded by popular movements that are deliberately confronting the highly filtered, top-down messages of the corporate, mainstream media, we have chosen to take a different look at where Latin America is–and where it may be going in the coming years in the area of democratic communication.


The Chavkin Prize for Integrity in
Latin American Journalism

Along with the Chavkin family, we are also  pleased to be honoring the winner of this year's Chavkin Award, Félix Antonio Molina, on October 30th, here in New York City. A Honduran investigative reporter and radio journalist, Molina hosts Resistencia, which is the voice of the country's anti-regime resistance movement. The network that airs the program, Radio Globo, has been shut down several times since the 2009 military coup, and Molina himself has received numerous death threats via text message. We're sure it will be exciting to meet him and hear about his important work in person. Plus, there's Greg Grandin—NYU professor of history, Latin America expert, and NACLA's recently appointed editor. His 2009 book Fordlandia was a finalist for the National Book Award and for the Pulitzer Prize, and he will be giving the keynote address at the Chavkin Award ceremony.

All NACLA supporters are cordially invited to attend the Chavkin Award for Integrity in Latin America.

The Details: October 30th, 2012 6 - 8 p.m. Rockefeller Brothers Fund 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 900 New York City
RSVP is required and space is limited, so please respond by October 22nd to or 646-613-1440 x203 if you plan on attending.

This week on the NACLA blogs:

Patricia Hohl:

Back Home, an Undocubus Rider Continues the Fight

Joseph Nevins: Men With Guns, Boys With Rocks in a Dangerous Land

Noah Friedman-Rudovsky: Urban Agriculture in Cuba (Photo Essay)

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

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