What’s the Big Deal about Charlottesville? Unpacking the Hysteria

One week ago, a protest in the small town of Charlottesville took the United States by storm. To many foreign onlookers, the violent response to a statue, of all things, might seem exaggerated. But to citizens of the United States, Charlottesville was about much more than a hunk of stone. Here’s why. Continue reading “What’s the Big Deal about Charlottesville? Unpacking the Hysteria”

Why should we care about China’s interest in Latin America and the Caribbean?

Chinese presence in Latin America and the Caribbean can be traced back to nineteenth and twentieth century migrants who established diasporic groups across the region. Chinese Latin Americans are found across the entire continent, intermingling with local cultures and social norms. Economically, however, the People’s Republic of China began to show more interest in Latin America and the Caribbean in the 2000s with the introduction … Continue reading Why should we care about China’s interest in Latin America and the Caribbean?