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One village’s shift from subsistence farming community to link in the global economic chain offers important perspective on Panama’s political, economic, and social transformations.
Decades of joint organizing between two independent labor unions—one in Mexico and one in the United States—show the power of fighting for workers’ rights across borders.
A historical and contemporary look at migrant incarceration and the detainees pushing for change inside and beyond the system.
Ada Ferrer’s latest book is a nuanced study tracing the importance of slavery to U.S.–Cuba relations from American independence through the Civil War.
This 2020 Netflix documentary examines the origins and development of Latin American rock and the role it has played in the region’s history and politics.
Akers Chacón provides a historical account of the neoliberal contradiction in immigration enforcement: open borders for capitalism, criminalization for cross-border workers.
In his new book, Joshua Frens-String examines 20th century Chilean politics through the lens of food.
A new PBS documentary explores the life and career of literary figure José Lezama Lima in revolutionary Cuba.
A comparative look at Pink Tide governments across the region and the impact of their policies on the extractive sector and development processes in the early 21st century.
Ismael García-Colón’s new book provides a comprehensive history of Puerto Rican migration to rural communities in the United States.