Dispatches from Latin America. Weekly Round-Up, April 22nd, 2016

While many of our nation’s political debates are centering on the historic role of immigration from Latin America and beyond, politics is literally making history in Latin America. In the wake of President Obama’s visit to Cuba and Argentina and this week’s impeachment vote for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, we’re talking about Latin America up on the 4th floor and the way that history is unfolding before our eyes.

 

“Is the Impeachment of Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff a Coup?  – Once a student activist imprisoned for her protests against Brazil’s military coup, President Dilma Rousseff potentially faces a different type of trial. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/04/20/is-the-impeachment-trial-of-brazils-dilma-rousseff-a-coup/

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“Listening to Obama in Cuba” – The importance of history in normalizing diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States.

https://nacla.org/news/2016/03/28/listening-obama-cuba

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“How Mexican Immigrants ended ‘Separate but Equal’ in California” – One history of the role of students as UST gets ready to engage in the immigration debate with next week’s lecture by Jose Antonio Vargas

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-0302-strum-mendez-case-20160302-story.html

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“Is the Latin American Left Dead?” – From a “dying Revolution” in Cuba to a “coup” in Brazil, is Latin America making a turn to the Right?

https://newrepublic.com/article/132779/latin-american-left-dead

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