Riesgos y necesidades de las comunidades indígenas ante COVID-19

Mikhael G. Iglesias L. – Candidato de Maestría, NYU CLACS   A medida que los casos y muertes diarias aumentan en el mundo, donde Latinoamérica y el Caribe representa un 45% de las muertes, sectores históricamente abandonados por políticas públicas en la  región como las comunidades indígenas y afro-descendientes quienes se ven más vulnerables frente a la pandemia.Continue reading “Riesgos y necesidades de las comunidades indígenas ante COVID-19”

Recap of an Evening with Honduran Indigenous Leaders Conversation

On July 12, 2017, CLACS hosted a timely event with two of Honduras best known indigenous leaders. The night’s conversation featured Bertha Zúniga Cáceres, daughter of the late Lenca community leader Berta Cáceres and General Coordinator of  the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), and Miriam Miranda who is General Coordinator ofContinue reading “Recap of an Evening with Honduran Indigenous Leaders Conversation”

Time Goes by So Slowly

Posted by Katie Schlechter – MA Candidate at CLACS / Global Journalism at NYU At this point in my research/reporting trip, I’ve visited five different migrant shelters in four different states. I’ve spent time in shelters just a few hours drive from the US-Mexico border and I’ve been in casas 45 minutes from Mexico’s southernContinue reading “Time Goes by So Slowly”

Immigration, Integration and Identity of Palestinians in Honduras: A Success Story?

Posted by Gina Kawas, MA Candidate at CLACS – Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU My ethnographic research in Honduras had two objectives: to study the evolution and socioeconomic impact of the Palestinian diaspora, and comprehend their assimilation/creolization in Honduras. The assimilation was fast-paced, and provoked a disconnection with their homeland after the firstContinue reading “Immigration, Integration and Identity of Palestinians in Honduras: A Success Story?”

Palestinians in Honduras: From a Thriving Socio-Economic Trajectory to a Potential Rejection

Posted by Gina Kawas, MA Candidate at CLACS – Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU In June I carried out an ethnographic investigation in Honduras aimed at studying the social and economic effects Palestinian migration has had in the country. Landing in Tegucigalpa is always an interesting experience: having one of the most dangerousContinue reading “Palestinians in Honduras: From a Thriving Socio-Economic Trajectory to a Potential Rejection”

CLACS Students’ Articles Appear on Digital News Networks

Three Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Journalism dual-degree students had articles published on major digital news outlets this week. Nicki Fleischner’s article, titled “Alternatives to Detention Leave Some Honduran Immigrants in ‘Schackles“ appears on the Latin America News Dispatch. In her piece, Fleischner follows a Garífuna woman living in the Bronx who is forced toContinue reading “CLACS Students’ Articles Appear on Digital News Networks”

On the Fifth Anniversary of the Honduran Coup, Many Obstacles to a Just Society Remain

Although my CLACS thesis project is to document the history of the LGBT movement in El Salvador, I write today from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on the fifth anniversary of the coup in this country. I am a CLACS/Journalism M.A. student, and my Honduras trip is in the name of the journalism half of the equation. I’ve spentContinue reading “On the Fifth Anniversary of the Honduran Coup, Many Obstacles to a Just Society Remain”

Q & A with CLACS Alum Eva Sanchis

Eva Sanchis graduated from the CLACS  joint journalism M.A. program in 2003. At CLACS, she focused her research on media portrayals of Latino communities, and overall media coverage of Latin America and the Caribbean. Since then, she continues to focus on these issues, and has published her work extensively, She recently relocated to London, whereContinue reading “Q & A with CLACS Alum Eva Sanchis”