For this assignment, you are to read current news articles about Latin America from the website for the North American Congress of Latin America (NACLA) and submit two written reviews during the semester. Please submit one review per due date. Each review is to be at least 3-4 pages and each due date corresponds to a regional topic in Latin America. Iâ€™ll explain further later in these instructions. The due dates for these reports are January 10 and 17. Here are the regional topics corresponding to each due date:
January 10: Mexico, Central America (Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Belize, or Panama), or the Caribbean region (any of the island nations or territories like Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Haiti)
To select the articles, click on any of the NACLA tags to see a page of various articles that you can access. For the first due date of January 10, select one article from the following pages: Mexico (Links to an external site.), Guatemala (Links to an external site.), Honduras (Links to an external site.), El Salvador, (Links to an external site.) Nicaragua (Links to an external site.), Panama (Links to an external site.), Costa Rica (Links to an external site.), Belize (Links to an external site.), Dominican Republic (Links to an external site.), Cuba (Links to an external site.), Puerto Rico (Links to an external site.), and Haiti (Links to an external site.).
In terms of the content of each report, I am looking for two main points of discussion. First, you should devote the first half of the report to a summary of the main points in the article that you selected. To help you to address this issue, consider some of these questions: What is the main issue being discussed? (i.e. immigration, elections, education, environment, women’s issues, crime, etc.) Who are the main personalities mentioned in the article? (i.e. Enrique PeÃ±a Nieto, NicolÃ¡s Maduro, Mauricio Macri, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Jair Bolsonaro, President Trump, Secretary of State Pompeo, etc.) How does the issue affect the people of the country mentioned in the article? Does the issue have any connection with United States interests? In other words, please try to be as objective as possible during this portion of the assignment.