AQ and Zócalo Public Square Collaborate on New Article Series


February 24, 2014


Americas Quarterly is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Zócalo Public Square, a "not-for-profit Ideas Exchange that blends live events and humanities journalism."

The collaborative project, called "Connecting the Americas," is a series of first-person narratives written by authors from across the hemisphere. The articles will look at current events, culture and politics in the Americas through the lens of individual experience, demonstrating how people engage with broader society and their democracy.

The first article in the series, "Walking Home Alone at Night in Buenos Aires," examines perceptions of crime and violence in Argentina—where homicide rates are low, according to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), but where crime has increased steadily in the past 20 years. Author Jordana Timerman describes her doubts and confusion as a middle-class porteña trying to determine whether it's safe to walk home alone at night as acquaintances and the media share disturbing evidence of the country's growing insecurity.

Look for future installments of "Connecting the Americas" next month on AQ Online and Zócalo Public Square.

Read "Connecting the Americas" blogs here.

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