A US-Colombia University Collaboration Launches the Colombia: Past, Present, and Futures Initiative

By Amparo Hoffman-Pinilla & Sonia Ospina, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service During the 2020 Spring semester three Colombian academics delivered presentations about their research through a Faculty Working Group Series that is part of the Colombia: Past, Present, and Futures initiative. This is a collaboration between scholars from NYU and Universidad del RosarioContinue reading “A US-Colombia University Collaboration Launches the Colombia: Past, Present, and Futures Initiative”

Warisata en Imágenes: The Right to an Emancipatory Education

  ¡Paulo Freire Vive! The Right to an Emancipatory Education, at Risk in Latin America and the Caribbean Discussion and photographic exposition of Warisata: the experience of the indigenous “escuela núcleo” in Bolivia. September 19, 2017 The Ayllu School of Warisata in Bolivia, despite its short operative life (1931-1940), has been one of the mostContinue reading “Warisata en Imágenes: The Right to an Emancipatory Education”

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”

‘A New-New Left in Latin America?’ with Verónika Mendoza Event Recap

Thanks to everyone who joined us last Friday for our event ‘A New-New Left in Latin America?: The Challenge of Progressive Politics in the Midst of a Conservative Turn.’ More than two hundred students, professors, activists, local media, Peruvian journalists and community members joined us at KJCC Auditorium to hear former Peruvian Presidential candidate Verónika Mendoza speak aboutContinue reading “‘A New-New Left in Latin America?’ with Verónika Mendoza Event Recap”

Imminent Displacement: the Shipibo in Lima

About 1000 Shipibos live in Cantagallo, a shanty-town in the Rimac district of Lima, Peru.  The Shipibo-Conibo are an indigenous group that live near the Ucayali river in the Amazon region of Peru. They make up about 10-15% of Cantagallo, the rest being populations that migrated from other areas in Peru, particularly the Andean regions. Continue reading “Imminent Displacement: the Shipibo in Lima”

Iskay Qelqaqkuna Boliviamanta New Yorkta Watukunku

Gladys Camacho, Felix Muruchi ima NYUta watukushanku. Iskaykuna kashanku Boliviamanta. Gladys watukushan Lingüística programata. Felix rimaran Evo Moralesmanta, politica Boliviamanta ima CLACSpi. Pay qelqaran huk librota hoq runakunawan, chay libroypa sutin Minero con poder de dinamita: La vida de un activista boliviano. Iskayninku watukunankumanta rimashanku NYU estudiante Charlie Uruchimawan. Gladys Camacho y Felix Muruchi visitanContinue reading “Iskay Qelqaqkuna Boliviamanta New Yorkta Watukunku”

Runakunapak Yuyaykuna Mamallaktakunapak Tandanakuy Wasibi

Mirian Masaquiza, kichwa warmi Ecuadormamallaktamanda, llankan Secretaría del Foro Permanente para las Cuestiones Indígenas nishkabi Mamallaktakunapak Tandanakuy Wasibi (ONU). Mirian rimagun ONU wasi Foro Permanente uku rurashkada runakunada sinchiyachigu. Shinalladik, kichwa shimida rimananin runa yuyay, kawsay kunada sinchiyachingu. Mirian Masaquiza, kichwa del Ecuador trabaja en la Secretaría del Foro Permanente para las Cuestiones Indígenas deContinue reading “Runakunapak Yuyaykuna Mamallaktakunapak Tandanakuy Wasibi”

Angel Tibán Guala Riman Llank’anan TVpi

Angel Tibán Guala Ecuador Mamallaktapi – Cotopaxi marcamanta Tv MICC canal 47 jayllita pushan. Kay rikuna willanaka “Movimiento Indígena y Campesino de Cotopaxi – MICC” tantanakuypakmi kan. Ñami kinsa yalli watakuna kari warmikunapak yuyaykunata kausaykunatapash ishkayshimipi rimashpa rikuchishpapash llankankuna.Cay rikuna jayllika chusku markakunapak wasikunamanmi yaykun. Angel Tibán Guala dirige la televisora comunitaria Tv MICC canalContinue reading “Angel Tibán Guala Riman Llank’anan TVpi”

Avoiding Narcotourism

Everyone loves to travel. In 2008, 924 million people traveled abroad. That is a lot of people contributing an enormous amount of money to foreign economies. For obvious reasons many people think of tourism as having a positive impact to the economy of any area that utilizes it to create jobs, preserve natural resources, andContinue reading “Avoiding Narcotourism”

Inevitable Change: Tourism’s Impact on Indigenous Communities in Guatemala

I have returned to Guatemala to do field research for the NYU CLACS masters program after having served in this country as a Peace Corps volunteer from 2008-2010. Even though I am now in a different location of the country from when I served as a volunteer, many elements of the towns San Pedro LaContinue reading “Inevitable Change: Tourism’s Impact on Indigenous Communities in Guatemala”