Public Statement on Zika Virus in Puerto Rico

March 16, 2016 nyupressblog 0

We write out of our shared concern over the current Zika virus epidemic in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean in the hopes of making useful interventions. Because of Zika’s adverse effect on fetal development and potential link to Guillan-Barré syndrome, the virus poses serious concerns for public health.

The racial injustices of mass deportation

March 23, 2015 nyupressblog 0

—Tanya Maria Golash-Boza [This article was originally published on CounterPunch.]  Comprehensive immigration reform, it seems, is no longer on the political agenda. It is incumbent upon us (by us I mean people committed to immigrant




Ayahuasca and the spiritual natives

March 2, 2015 nyupressblog 2

—Brett Hendrickson  What do Lindsay Lohan, Sting, and hundreds of Brooklyn hipsters have in common besides their glowing personalities? They all sing the praises of ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic and psychedelic brew that has long been




Book giveaway: Open Veins of Latin America

May 29, 2014 nyupressblog 1

Since its publication in 1971, Open Veins of Latin America has been translated into more than a dozen languages and has sold more than a million copies. Written by Uruguayan journalist Eduardo Galeano, the book chronicles five




Words do matter in the immigration debate

April 23, 2013 nyupressblog 0

—Ediberto Román and Bobby Joe Bracy [This post originally appeared on the Latinovations blog. Read it here.] After decades of inaction, this week’s unveiling of the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” immigration proposal suggests that Congress




In memoriam: Hugo Chávez

March 11, 2013 nyupressblog 3

—Michael D. Yates The death of Hugo Chávez saddens those struggling for a better world. He was a great champion of the impoverished workers and peasants of both Venezuela and the world, and a steadfast




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