Where did ‘Latinx’ or ‘Hispanic’ come from?

By Val Reynoso Latinx/Hispanic are terms of European origin that were then brought to the Americas through imperialist conquests and enforced on non-white populations by colonial means. The denomination Latin was created in Europe in the early 19th Century given the increase of romantic nationalism and racism which prompted Europeans to identify their countries with … Continue reading Where did ‘Latinx’ or ‘Hispanic’ come from?

The Foundation of white supremacy through colonialism

Foundation of Spanish Casta System through Limpieza de Sangre By Val Reynoso Given the lack of information provided on the pan-ethnic group Latinx/Hispanic, many persons in the US do not know much on the subject and have misinformed preconceptions based primarily on ethnic stereotypes and mainstream media portrayals of said group. Being provided with a … Continue reading The Foundation of white supremacy through colonialism

Beyond Black and White: Socializing Latinx and Asian Identities

By Val Reynoso In her article “For Many Latinos, Racial Identity Is More Culture Than Color,” Navarro addresses the complexities of Latinx racial and ethnic identities especially in regards to the US census. She explicates how the race classifications offered by the US census are not satisfactory to many Latin American descendants for numerous reasons; … Continue reading Beyond Black and White: Socializing Latinx and Asian Identities

How LBJ sabotaged the Dominican Republic

By Val Reynoso After watching one of Lyndon Johnson's speeches, I was reminded of how US politicians will use their platforms for lip service and euphemisms for imperialism in defense of the status quo which majority of citizens have accepted as the truth. Johnson spoke about the Hart-Celler Immigration Act of 1965, which essentially liberalized … Continue reading How LBJ sabotaged the Dominican Republic

How the US government and Facebook suppress non-Western media

By Val Reynoso The U.S. boasts itself on being the land of the free; however, this narrative shifts in regards to U.S. government censorship of non-Western media, particularly through major social media outlets such as Facebook. Contemporary social media giants and politicians have been complicit in the censorship of media coverage that opposes that of … Continue reading How the US government and Facebook suppress non-Western media

Why Colombia – not Venezuela – should worry you

This report was first published by Anticonquista. We are grateful to share this information. By Val Reynoso Venezuela and Colombia are Latin American nations located in the northern part of South America that are covered in diametrically-opposed ways. U.S. propaganda claims the Venezuelan government is authoritarian and repressive, often describing the country as a socialist … Continue reading Why Colombia – not Venezuela – should worry you

How capitalism destroys Indigenous life

By Val Reynoso Capitalism is a system in which the means of production are privatized and held by corporations and other powerful groups of people, is founded on the idea of the free market (laissez-faire), privatized personal gain and is reliant on imperialism to exist. The Taino of Hispaniola were among the first to feel … Continue reading How capitalism destroys Indigenous life

How the US sabotages democracy abroad

By Val Reynoso Bolivia and Chile differ significantly in their historical relations with the United States and its enemies. These differences are caused by the neoliberal economic system and the legacies from the Pinochet era Chile has, as well as the exiting from world banks, centering of Indigenous issues and redistribution of wealth Bolivia has … Continue reading How the US sabotages democracy abroad

How Temer invites violence against the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil

By Val Reynoso The indigenous population of Brazil is composed of at least 305 different tribes. The majority of native peoples live in the Amazon including 67 previously uncontacted tribes in the Javari Valley reported by the National Indian Foundation of Brazil (FUNDAI) in 2007. Furthermore, the current right-wing Brazilian interim president Michel Temer incites … Continue reading How Temer invites violence against the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil

Indigenous Rights: Bolivia vs Chile

By Val Reynoso Bolivia and Chile differ significantly in the ways their governments address issues pertaining to Indigenous peoples. These differences are caused by the neoliberal economic system and legacies from the Pinochet era in Chile, as well as the centering of Indigenous issues and redistribution of wealth in Bolivia. Bolivia has made huge strides … Continue reading Indigenous Rights: Bolivia vs Chile