aerial view of the Amazon river

Displacements

Winter 2017 | Volume XVI, Number 2

Table of Contents

Editor’s Letter →

by June Carolyn Erlick

First Take

Focus on Colombia

36 Hours (and More) in Cartagena

36 Hours (and More) in Cartagena

I arrived in Colombia in August 2014 on a Fulbright grant to research La Liga de Mujeres Desplazadas (The League of Displaced Women), an organization formed in the late 90s in…

Learning about Hunger

Learning about Hunger

t is difficult for a middle-class professor to think at length about displaced people’s hunger. The fact itself is pretty straightforward: after displacement, people are…

La Espina

La Espina

The two of us, leading an Emerson College international program, had just finished three weeks of round-the-clock work making a short documentary film with community…

Forced from Home

A Search for Food Sovereignty

A Search for Food Sovereignty

Displaced persons in post-conflict societies throughout Central and South America have been finding an unusual source of support: seed networks of food-growers…

Flight, Exile and Identity

Flight, Exile and Identity

English + Español
Teresa lives in Ate, a working-class district in Lima. Until 1984, she resided in a rural community in the department of Ayacucho. That year, the terrorist organization…

Central America and Mexico

Pain on the Border

Pain on the Border

Not a single seat is left in the humble dining hall decorated with murals of campesinos harvesting corn in the fields. Above rows of wooden tables ceiling fans spin frantically, failing…

Fighting Displacement

Fighting Displacement

The lonely road leading to the community of Ciriboya, in the municipality of Iriona, Colón, is one of the poorly maintained routes of more than 45 neglected Garifuna communities…

Displacement on the Border

Displacement on the Border

GUADALUPE, Chihuahua — A shadowy mix of actors preparing for the start of oil and gas production has spurred large-scale land displacement here, allege hundreds of current and…

Exploring the Arts

Building Bridges

Book Talk

Getting Respect

Getting Respect

When I first arrived in Brazil in the 1980s, I quickly learned that race in Brazil was not important there. The country that once had by far the largest slave population in the…

The Tupac Amaru Rebellion

The Tupac Amaru Rebellion

On May 18, 1781, Spanish authorities in Cuzco executed José Gabriel Condorcanqui Noguera, also known as Tupac Amaru, in front of thousands of onlookers. Claiming to be the rightful…