A friend recently asked me what Latino literature I would recommend that would broaden her understanding of Latino experiences in the US. She enjoyed the now-classic The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, but what should she pick up next? A few older classics (The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros and Esmeralda Santiago’s books) … More Latino Literature Recommendations
Ever since last summer and fall when the U.S. media heavily covered the massive waves of children trying to escape threatening conditions in Central America, I’ve been keeping my eye on the responses of politicians. Last week at the first Democratic Party presidential debate, candidates unanimously agreed that substantial immigration reform is necessary. The most popular candidates, … More Central Americans Are Still Fleeing & the U.S. is Pushing them Back at Two Borders: How Will Dem Presidential Hopefuls Respond?