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Series: Latino Americans

 

Peril and Promise

   2013    History
In the 80s the nature of the Latino Diaspora changes again. From Cuba a second wave of refugees to United States – the Mariel exodus – floods Miami . The same decade sees the sudden arrival of hundreds of thousands of Central Americans (Salvadorans, Guatemalans, and Nicaraguans) fleeing death squads and mass murders at home like activist, Carlos Vaquerano. By the early 1990s, a political debate over illegal immigration – has begun. Globalization, empowered by NAFTA, means that as U.S. manufacturers move south, Mexican workers head north in record numbers. A backlash ensues: tightened borders, anti-bilingualism, state laws to declare all illegal immigrants felons. But a sea change is underway: the coalescence of a new phenomenon called Latino American culture-as Latinos spread geographically and make their mark in music, sports, politics, business, and education.
Long Way Up
Long Way Up

   2020    Culture
How to Grow a Planet
How to Grow a Planet

   2012    Science
Human Universe
Human Universe

   2014    History
The Men Who Built America
The Men Who Built America

   2012    History
Ice Age Giants
Ice Age Giants

   2013    Science
A History of Christianity
A History of Christianity

   2011    History
The Putin Interviews
The Putin Interviews

   2017    Culture