FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT, YOU ARE TO READ CURRENT NEWS ARTICLES ABOUT LATIN AMERICA FROM THE WEBSITE FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN CONGRESS OF LATIN AMERICA (NACLA). To select the articles, go to the website attached: https://nacla.org/ and choose an article from any of the sections listed at the top of the banner, such as “Magazine,” “Columns” and “Opinion and Analysis.” But it MUST be about one of the following:
(Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Bahamas, Colombia or Venezuela).
• Write 4 pages plus a works cited page so the total will be 5 pages.
In terms of the content of each report, I am looking for two main points of discussion. First, you should devote the first half of the report to a summary of the main points in the article that you selected. To help you to address this issue, consider some of these questions: What is the main issue being discussed? (i.e. immigration, elections, education, environment, women’s issues, crime, etc.) Who are the main personalities mentioned in the article? (i.e. Jair Bolsonaro, Daniel Ortega, Nicolás Maduro, Maurcio Macri, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, President Trump, etc.) How does the issue affect the people of the country mentioned in the article? Does the issue have any connection with United States interests? In other words, please try to be as objective as possible during this portion of the assignment.
And for the second point of discussion, please analyze the article that you selected and present your point of view on the story. For example, how do you feel about the story? How did this article contribute to your understanding about modern Latin America? And what do you think about the author’s perspective on the article? (i.e. did he or she exhibit any conservative or progressive opinions?) I do encourage you to present your views as you discuss this portion of the assignment.
In your works cited page, compose your article entry in a format like this:
Gabriel Hetland and George Ciccariello-Maher, “The State of the Left in Latin America: A Disillusioned Revolution in Venezuela,” NACLA Report on the Americas website (July 21, 2017).
If you have any questions, please let me know and thank you in advance