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200 Years Later, the Caribbean Seeks Reparations

Agostino Brunias, A Linen Market with a Linen-stall and Vegetable Seller in the West Indies Yale Center for British Art collection 200 Years Later, the Caribbean Seeks Reparations By Oscar Lopez* I.              Introduction The recent blockbuster and critical darling 12 Years a Slave takes pains to dwell on the cruel, gruesome reality of slavery. But…

Apr 2014

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Peru: Sterilizing the Poor as an Economic Measure

CC Image courtesy of worldwide-souvenirs Peru: Sterilizing the Poor as an Economic Measure By Oscar Lopez* I.              Introduction In 1990, Peru was looking for a president with a vision for strong economic reform that would end the country’s long-lasting hyperinflation.[1] Alberto Fujimori started on the campaign trail with a populist rhetoric that criticized the economic…

Mar 2014