Engage the World Lecture Series
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Migrants as Ghosts
The causes for displacement of Central American migrants are numerous. The privatization of land and production of commodities such as coffee, bananas, and sugar cane. Soaring unemployment. Reduced compensation. Political turmoil. Violence agains marginalized populations (particularly women). Organized crime. All of these factors have provoked a continuous flow of migrants to the north.
In this final Engage the World presentation for Fall 2019, retiring NM Tech professor Rafael Lara-Martinez will offer a native perspective on a current crisis by reading a Honduran poem and a Nahuat myth from El Salvador.
A light lunch will be provided.
A Specter is haunting/going around America, the Specter of Migration. All the powers of this new continent have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this Specter. KM
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