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Hispanic Heritage Month - Anglo America in Latin America

Posted by Eric Brightwell, September 18, 2011 05:24pm | Post a Comment
For Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15), the focus naturally tends to be on Latino experiences and contributions in the US. The US is a nation of immigrants (founded by illegals, some would argue) and currently the largest group of immigrants arriving are from Mexico (followed by China, Philippines, India, Vietnam, Cuba, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Canada and Korea). 
Immigration county by county

Individuals' reasons for coming to the United States vary but behind general trends there's frequently the specter of American involvement in the politics of their native countries that have made conditions less bearable at home whether it be the funding of right wing death squads, corporate exploitation, economic imperialism, secret anti-populist wars, CIA-backed coups and assassinations, or the American peoples' insatiable appetite for marijuana, meth, cocaine, rubies and gold.

I've already written a blog entry about documentaries dealing with American Latino subject matter so here's a list of films dealing with Latino-American subject matter that also relate to American foreign policy.


American Experience: Fidel Castro  Aristide DVD  Biography - Fidel Castro: El Comandante (A&E DVD Archives)
 
   American Experience - Fidel Castro                            Aristide                                Fidel Castro - El Comandante

Che Guevara: Where You'd Never Imagine Him  CHE - Rise and Fall   Cocalero

Che Guevara - Where You'd Never Imagine Him   CHE - Rise and Fall                                         Cocalero

El Che - Investigating a Legend  The Fall of Fujimori  Fidel - The Untold Story

   El Che - Investigating a Legend                     The Fall of Fujimori                            Fidel - The Untold Story
    
The Good Fight - The Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War  Castro - The Survivor  The Spanish-American War DVD

                The Good Fight                               
Castro - The Survivor                          The Spanish-American War

The Hugo Chavez Show  Pablo Escobar - King of Coke  Pancho Villa - El Angel y el Fierro


              The Hugo Chavez Show                 Pablo Escobar- The King of Coke        Pancho Villa - El Angel y el Fierro

Pancho Villa - Outlaw Hero  The Panama Deception  Pictures from a Revolution

       Pancho Villa - Outlaw Hero                       The Panama Deception                        Pictures from a Revolution

Roses in December  La Sierra DVD  Yank Tanks

              Roses in December                                     La Sierra                                                Yank Tanks


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