America and Race, Globalization, Hemispheric Identity, Latinos and Race, Latinos in Media, Puerto Rico's Colonial Status, Republican Party politics, right populism, Urban/Global Politics, US Intervention in Latin America

How the Trump Clown Show Obscures Mexico and Puerto Rico’s Big Political Picture

The dominant narrative about Latinxs in the U.S. goes like this: A rapidly growing segment of the population, Latin(o)(a)s are a force to be reckoned with, and now that Donald J. Trump has continually demonstrated that he really is an unrestrained bigot preparing to unleash a deportation brigade on a sanctuary city near you, he […]

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Urban/Global Politics

Oliver Stone’s Noble “Savages”

You don’t want to mess with her: Salma’s Elena in Savages is merciless.  For those of you who had visions of Tony Montana brandishing a machine gun over a pile of cocaine, Oliver Stone’s Savages is not exactly a classic gangster flick. Snarkily delivered moral lessons about the Drug War aside, it’s mostly a murky mess of barely distinguishable genres, propelled […]

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