We close the year with the great unknown of Paraguay. Even the most active fighters for social justice in Latin America cannot say much about the little-discussed nation of Paraguay. However, the struggle for workers rights and land reform is no different from any other part of the Western Hemisphere. Investigative reporter Armando Carmona from the UpsideDownWorld website tells us what he discovered in Paraguay.
Before Spain colonized the Western Hemisphere, it fought and colonized various parts of its own country that still maintain a spirit and longing for independence centuries later. Whether it is Catalonia, Galicia, or the Basque country, Spain is by no means a monolithic society. Boaz Vilallonga, a visiting scholar @ New York University, explains the complexities of Catalonia’s independence movement.
The fantastic Prof Alvaro Huerta discusses how the importance of semantics in the debate over immigration affects both policy and perception. He also stresses the reality that human migration is not only as old as time itself, but also a universal human right.