Friday, May 6, 2016

Untold History of Latinos in the US (video)

Author Juan Gonzalez (, Directors Eduardo Lopez, Wendy Thompson-Marquez, Harvest of Empire (SnagFilms); Pfc. Sandoval, Pat Macpherson, Wisdom Quarterly
Harvest of Empire
Harvest of Empire is a gripping documentary that reveals the political and social roots that have driven millions to migrate from Latin America to the United States. Seven countries -- Mexico, the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Peru -- are covered.

What are the real reasons, the root causes, South and Central Americans came to the US?

It is not what we are taught living in a would-be police state that reserves a special disdain for those from neighboring southern countries even as the Empire/US destroys Latin America and forces people to flee, inviting them in as cheap labor, exploits them, then deports them right back. It is this push of war and pull of business that has shaped the US.

Juan Gonzalez discusses the history of Latinos in the United States and how it relates to US political and military intervention in Latin America. Gonzalez, a Democracy Now! co-host and New York Daily News columnist, has just published an updated edition of his book, Harvest of Empire: the Untold Story of Latinos in America. More

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