2019 CLACS Summer Institute – Resources

Agenda (last update 6/26/2019)


Douglas Haynes
• Douglas Haynes. “Prologue” and “Chapter One” of Every Day We Live Is the Future: Surviving in a City of Disasters (2017) – provided separately by email

Haynes Nicaragua resources – pdf

• Palabras mágicas (2010)

Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera (President of the Republic of Costa Rica, 2014-2018)

Ellen Moodie
Beyond the Migrant Caravan: Ethnographic Updates from Central America

Jorge Argueta
La Biblioteca de los Sueños


Tim Muth
El Salvador Perspectives

Aims McGuinness
Documentary Films
• “The Panama Deception” (1992)
• “Plan Colombia: Cashing-In on the Drug War Failure” (2002)

Online Sources
• Jeff Cohen and Mark Cook, “How Television Sold the Panama Invasion” (FAIR)

• Julio Yao, “Legacies of the U.S. Invasion of Panama” (NACLA) – pdf

• Andrew Glass, “This Day in History: The United States Invades Panama, December 20, 1989” (Politico)

• “Operation Just Cause: The Invasion of Panama, December 1989” (U.S. Army)

Lauren Markham
• Lauren Markham, “Prologue” Far Away Brothers (2017) – pdf

Which Way Home (2010)

• Michelle Garcia, “My Name is Alex,” Oxford American 105 (Summer 2019)


Arnulfo Simón
El Futuro Maya II

David Carey, Jr.
• David Carey Jr. “The Historical Maya and Maya Histories: Recent Trends and New Approaches to Reconstructing Indigenous Pasts in Guatemala.” History Compass, no. 9 (2011): 701-19. – pdf

• Matthew Restall, Lisa Sousa, Kevin Terraciano, Mesoamerican Voices: Native-Language Writings from Colonial Mexico, Yucatan, and Guatemala. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Ixcanul (2015) – trailer

• “An Open Letter to President Donald J. Trump and the Government of the United States of America.” By Irma. A. Velásquez Nimatuj.

• Valeria Luiselli, Tell me how it ends: An essay in 40 questions (Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2017).

El Norte (1983)