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Making Contact - Harvest of Empire Part 2

Its not just jobs and prosperity that draw immigrants to the United States. Many Latin Americans were brought here, or forced to come by dangerous or deadly conditions-which the US often helped create. On this edition, part two of “Harvest of Empire” a documentary film written and narrated by Democracy Now’s Juan Gonzalez. Today, in excerpts from the film, Gonzalez traces the history of Nicaraguan and Salvadoran migration to the United States.

Featuring:

Juan Gonzalez, Democracy Now co-host and  Harvest of Empire author; Anastasio “Tachito” Somoza, Former Nicaraguan president; Maria Hinojosa, Journalist;*Robert White, former US Ambassador; Sister Pat Murray, former Missionary in Central America; Luis Enrique*; Grammy Award Winning Singer and Composer; Father Roy Bourgeois, School of the Americas Watch Founder; Maria Guardado, Salvadoran Immigrant and Torture Survivor; Sister Terry Alexander, Maryknoll Missionary; John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter & Ronald Reagan, Presidents of the United States; Dan Rather & Tom Brokaw, TV news anchor; Melvin Goodman, Former CIA Division Chief:


More information:
 
Harvest of Empire

American Latino Theme Study

Pewhispanic 

The American dreams and Latino Immigrants

Dr Lorenzo Mayer


A look back at immigration

Dream Activist

Maria Hinojosa

Democracy Now

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao


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