New York University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) have established a partnership to publish Report on the Americas. CLACS and NACLA will formally announce the partnership at a celebration on Wed., Feb. 6, 6-9 p.m. at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (53 Washington Square South, between Thompson and Sullivan Sts.).
The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, call 212.998.8638 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or email@example.com.
Report on the Americas, published by NACLA since 1967, is the oldest and most widely read progressive magazine offering comprehensive analysis of Latin America and its relationship within the United States. Under the partnership, NACLA’s offices will be located at CLACS on the NYU campus. NYU History Professor Greg Grandin will serve as executive editor; NACLA’s Fred Rosen will continue to serve as the publication’s editor.
Speakers at the launch celebration will include: Grandin, author of Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History, among other works; Rosen, who edited Report on the Americas from 1992 to 2003 and again beginning in the fall of 2012; and Jill Lane, an NYU professor of Spanish and Portuguese and director of CLACS.
The event will focus on the contents of Report on the Americas’ winter issue, “Elections 2012: What Now?” The issue includes updates on the Central American refugee crisis, the growing asylum movement in the United States, and the current state of U.S.-Bolivian and U.S.-Ecuadorian relations. It also contains a new feature, Media Accuracy in Latin America, an analysis of U.S. news coverage of the region. For more on Report on the Americas, click here.
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