Category: JLAG Perspectives

Videography for Participatory Cartography in a Site of Wind Power Conflict in Coastal Ceará State, Brazil (August 2017)

Adryane Gorayeb, Universidade Federal do Ceará; Christian Brannstrom, Texas A&M University; Jociclea de Sousa Mendes, Universidade Federal do Ceará; Antonio Jeovah de Andrade Meireles, Universidade Federal do Ceará; Leilane Oliveira Chaves, Universidade Federal do...

Lo Que Duele Es Que La Gente Lo Cree:  What Hurts Is at People Believe It (July 2017)

Lo Que Duele Es Que La Gente Lo Cree: What Hurts Is at People Believe It (July 2017)

Yolanda Valencia, University of Washington. From the start of his campaign, Trump targeted Mexican immigrants, framing them as the worst of Mexico: criminals, rapist, and drug dealers. During his campaign, Trump promised to deport...

What Does the Trump Administration Mean for the Mérida Agreement? (July 2017)

What Does the Trump Administration Mean for the Mérida Agreement? (July 2017)

Carolyn Gallaher, American University Historically, Mexico has not figured prominently in US presidential campaigns. The 2016 campaign was an exception. Republican nominee Donald Trump consistently used Mexico and its citizens as metaphors for what...

Old Buddies and Same Old Stories: Argentina and US relations in the Trump Era (July 2017)

Old Buddies and Same Old Stories: Argentina and US relations in the Trump Era (July 2017)

Mónica Farías, University of Washington On January 25th 2017 the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, issued Executive Orders 13767 and 13768. The former commands Customs and Border Patrol to “secure...

Displacement, Not Deterrence (July 2017)

Displacement, Not Deterrence (July 2017)

Nancy Hiemstra, Stony Brook University A logic of deterrence has anchored U.S. immigration enforcement for the last three decades, which rests on the assumption that tougher policies discourage people from migrating in the first...

The New Resistance: Immigrant Rights Mobilization in an Era of Trump (July 2017)

The New Resistance: Immigrant Rights Mobilization in an Era of Trump (July 2017)

Austin Kocher, Ohio State University I want to use this short essay to illustrate the opportunities and tensions within grassroots immigrant rights organizing that emerged in response to the election of Donald Trump. No...

Implications of the Trump Administration for Latin American Geography (July 2017)

Implications of the Trump Administration for Latin American Geography (July 2017)

John C. Finn, Christopher Newport University Beginning with his announcement of his Presidential candidacy, Donald Trump’s campaign rested on a foundation of racism, xenophobia, and anti-immigrant hysteria. Now several months into his presidency, he’s...

Tango in the Backyard: Notes on Barack Obama’s Visit to Argentina (July 2016)

Tango in the Backyard: Notes on Barack Obama’s Visit to Argentina (July 2016)

Christin Bernhold, University of Zurich Right after his historic visit to Cuba in March 2016, US President Barack Obama continued on to Argentina, where he met newly elected president Mauricio Macri. During his stay,...

Zika Anxieties and a Role for Geography (March 2016)

Eric D. Carter, Macalester College The Zika virus epidemic in the Americas persists, with no signs of waning. Every day, fresh details emerge about its pathology and transmission: possible links between Zika infection and...