When Planting Trees is Controversial

Posted by Alanna Elder – MA Candidate at CLACS / Global Journalism at NYU A few weeks ago I went to a seed fair in Itapúa, the department in the southeast corner of Paraguay. We left at 4:30 a.m., and the sky lightened slowly as we turned through a tangle of highways south of Asuncion.Continue reading “When Planting Trees is Controversial”

Where the River Meets the City

Posted by Alanna Elder – MA Candidate at CLACS / Global Journalism at NYU I spent at least a third of an 8-hour layover in Houston exploring Paraguay on Google Maps, looking ahead to when I could finally see and move beyond the length of an airport terminal. Still laboring under the illusion that IContinue reading “Where the River Meets the City”

Visitas en la sierra

Posted by Bethany Pennington – MA Candidate at NYU CLACS Cuando su hija tenía trece años, una señora del pueblo principal de la región llegó a su casita y le dijo: “préstame su hija, que vive en mi casa, que me ayude.” Recordando este momento, mi nueva amiga me comentó: “Pues, no quiero prestar, porqueContinue reading “Visitas en la sierra”

Desfiles Por Fines

Posted by Claretta Mills – MA Candidate at NYU CLACS Traveling through Cusco in June and seeing numerous rainbow flags, which mark the heritage and pride of the city of Cusco, is a subtle reminder of the desfiles that are going on throughout the city.  “Hay desfiles en el Centro hoy,” was all I neededContinue reading “Desfiles Por Fines”

MAS(querade)

Posted by Claretta Mills – MA Candidate at NYU CLACS To play mas, in regards to carnival, means to take part in carnival festivities and activities. Masquerades are one group of performers prevalent in carnival who play mas. Traditional masqueraders are a vital and signature part of carnivals throughout the Caribbean as they simplify variousContinue reading “MAS(querade)”

La Fototeca Nacional (Pachuca, Hidalgo)

Posted by Jason Ahlenius — PhD Student of Spanish and Portuguese at NYU She grew impatient when I did it for the second time. «¡Ay! Por favor, no hagas eso». Please don’t do that. But I did it. I broke the rules. I touched the photographic originals. I desecrated Mexico’s visual patrimony. I have finallyContinue reading “La Fototeca Nacional (Pachuca, Hidalgo)”

Sonidos de la ciudad

Posted by Bethany Pennington – MA Candidate at NYU CLACS Roma por Alfonso Cuarón recibió mucha atención por los sonidos que empleó en la creación de la película. Según Sergio Díaz, el director de sonido de la película, los sonidos fueron grabados en las calles de México contemporáneo e interpolados en el escenario, el cualContinue reading “Sonidos de la ciudad”

The Art of (not) Finding: El Archivo Fotográfico Manuel Toussaint

Posted by Jason Ahlenius – Ph.D. student in Spanish and Portuguese at NYU I have begun to see a pattern in my “explorations” of Mexico’s archives: I arrive at the archive, and spend several days figuring out how to gain access to the archive, or searching through the catalog, only to have someone tell meContinue reading “The Art of (not) Finding: El Archivo Fotográfico Manuel Toussaint”

An escape from CDMX

Posted by Leo Schwartz – MA Candidate at CLACS / Global Journalism at NYU Mexico City epitomizes the urban sprawl: endless avenues more traffic than pavement, Russian doll neighborhoods boomeranging between high-end condos and lower-class housing, waves of smog rolling through the dry lake bed. In other words, every clichéd piece of language one couldContinue reading “An escape from CDMX”

NYU hosts Indocumentales screenings in November

  The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies NYU, Cinema Tropical, and the World Council of Peoplesfor the United Nations / What Moves You?, will host the latest installation of  “INDOCUMENTALES: A Film and Conversation Series Exploring Latin American Migrant Experiences in the United States,” on Thurs., Nov. 15 and Tues., Nov. 27 6-9pm,Continue reading “NYU hosts Indocumentales screenings in November”