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Latin America and the United States

The relationship between Latin America and the United States has been complicated from the early nineteenth century to the present.  Interests of the two regions are intertwined economically, socially, and politically. Over the past century, a combination of ideology, national security, economic interests, and cultural factors have shaped inter-American affairs.

Lesson Plans

PDF Fort Mose Education Packet
PDF Vamos de Compras Lesson Plan
DOC Wetback: Lesson Plan

CLAS Resources

DVD Bordertown (Mexico, 2006)
Book Castro: Second Edition
Book Dancing with Cuba
Book Dominican Republic: A National History
Book Fort Mose: Colonial America
DVD Hablamos Español (Immigration)
DVD La Camioneta (Guatemala, 2012)
Book The Feast of the Goat (Dominican Republic)
Book The Heart that Bleeds: Latin America Now
Book The History of Cuba
Book The Mexicans: A Personal Portrait of a People
Book The Path Between the Seas: The Panama Canal

CLAS Workshop Presentations

PPT Retablos: Miracles on the Border (Mexico)
PPT The Era of Trujillo
PPT The Use of Public Space in Mexico
PPT Wetback: Images for Reflection