CLAG/LASG Summer 2023 Newsletter
The CLAG/LASG Summer 2023 Newsletter is here!
I (Elise) write to you fromSan Pedro Sula, Honduras where I am reminded how violence dynamically shapes Honduras’ landscape as we are currently under a government-enforced toque de queda, or curfew, due to rising gang violence around the city.
With all types of news relating to Latin America lately – important elections to keep an eye out for like the primaries that just happened in Guatemala and upcoming runoff in August, to the ever-growing insecurities and violence against migrants occurring at the US-Mexico border, to the devastating floods and hazards that continue to sweep across and harm entire communities – let us be reminded that our research as a community in Latin America covering migration, violence, the environment, climate change, and other key issues are ever more relevant. We all contribute to the production of knowledge, solutions, and inspirations while benefiting our communities and serving academia.
We are so impressed and proud with the work of our CLAGistas and have been so informed about all of the exciting news. Kudos to everyone! It is our pleasure to serve in our role as the newsletter co-editors and we again would like to thank everyone for all of the submission contributions and the patience as we put together our newsletter in the midst of summer fieldwork and travels. We look forward to what’s next!
Thank you all!
Elise and Beth
CLAG Newsletter Co-Editors