What's New From AQ

  • March 8, 2010: Border Angels, Border Realities and Immigration Today

    Wednesday, March 3, 2010


    The New School
    March 8, 2010
    6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.
    Hirshon Suite, Arnold Hall
    55 W 13th St

    To RSVP or for additional information, please email globalstudies@newschool.edu or jcmec@newschool.edu.

    Global Studies, Eugene Lang College, Latin America Forum and the International Center for Migration, Ethnicity and Citizenship (ICMEC) invite you to the talk "Border Angels, Border Realities and Immigration Today" by Enrique Morones.

  • AQ Authors Interviewed on NY1

    Tuesday, March 2, 2010

    Following the AQ Youth Conference, Juan Manuel Benítez of NY1 interviewed AQ contributors Karen Digbyana Baten RiquiacAdrián Pérez, Andrés Barragán, and Jenny Manrique on the new challenges facing human rights, strengthening democratic governments and social activism in Latin America. Watch a video of the interview.

  • How to Help Chile's Earthquake Recovery

    Monday, March 1, 2010

    President Michelle Bachelet declared a "state of catastrophe" after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile early Saturday morning. Chile's second-largest city, Concepción, was the hardest hit - located just 70 miles (115 kilometers) from the epicenter of the earthquake.

    Read a resource guide to the earthquake prepared by AS/COA Online.

    Here's how you can help.

    All of the below efforts have been approved by the Mobile Giving Foundation, which organized text message relief for Haiti.

    Text "CHILE" to 20222 to donate $10 on behalf of World Vision.

    Text "CHILE" to 52000 to donate $10 on behalf of the Salvation Army.

    Text "SAVE" to 20222 to donate $10 on behalf of Save the Children Federation, Inc.

    Text "CHILE" to 85944 to donate $10 on behalf of International Medical Corp.

    Text "4CHILE" to 50555 to donate $10 on behalf of Convoy of Hope.

    Text "CHILE" to 50555 to donate $10 on behalf of Friends of the World Program.

    Text "REBUILD" to 50555 to donate $10 on behalf of Friends of the Operation USA.

    Post your comment below on other efforts to assist Chileans.

    (Photograph. From Dichato, Chile - one of the zones most affected by the earthquake. Courtesy of Ximena Valenzuela.)

  • Americas Quarterly Winter Issue Launch: Voices from the New Generation

    Monday, February 1, 2010

    In conjunction with the release of Americas Quarterly—featuring 29 essays by young business, political, and civic leaders from across the Americas—AS/COA hosted a selection of these leaders to discuss what they see as the future of the hemisphere and how their generation can play a role in shaping it.


    Welcome: Susan Segal, President and CEO AS/COA, publisher, AQ
    Introduction: Christopher Sabatini, Senior Director of Policy AS/COA and Editor-in-Chief, AQ

    Keynote Address: Alma Guillermoprieto, Journalist

    Leadership Panel:

    • Megan Leslie, (Canada) Member of Parliament
    • Jenny Manrique Cortés (Colombia) Journalist, www.votebien.com
    • Sebastián Mendoza (Panama) Chief Strategy Officer, Container Consultants & Systems
    • Adrián Pérez, (Argentina) National Deputy, Republic of Argentina
    • Paulo Rogério, (Brazil) Founder, Instituto Mídia Étnica
    • Moderator: Christopher Sabatini, Senior Director AS/COA and Editor-in-Chief, AQ

    Young Leaders Conference

    A group of young leaders from 17 countries in the Western hemisphere attended a three-day conference at the Americas Society and Council of the Americas headquarters during the week of February 15 to share their goals for the region’s future. Business, political, and civic leaders discussed entrepreneurship, cooperation across sectors, new communications technology, and lingering challenges as they sought ways to ensure a future marked by greater intraregional cooperation.

  • New Americas Quarterly to Hit Newsstands

    Tuesday, February 16, 2010

    Release Date: February 17

    The new issue of Americas Quarterly features 29 essays by young business entrepreneurs, social activists, and political and civic leaders from across the Americas on their demands, challenges, visions, and how they represent a change from the past.

    The new issue also includes an exclusive interview with Mexican actor Diego Luna on documenting Mexico’s human rights abuses as well as updates on Latin America’s airline industry and crime against migrants. Other authors include: Naomi Mapstone, the Andean correspondent for the Financial Times, on how weapons buying stokes regional tensions and David Barton Bray, a professor at Florida International University, on how a Mexican indigenous community runs a multi-million-dollar forest industry.

  • Wired.com Launches Haiti Rewired

    Friday, January 29, 2010

    AQ is collaborating with Wired.com's new online community geared to keep Haiti in the news long after the immediate crisis ends. Haiti Rewired will generate practical policy recommendations for rebuilding the country.

    Join Wired.com’s Haiti Rewired community and start sharing your ideas on the rebuilding process at: http://haitirewired.wired.com

    As a member of Haiti Rewired you will gain access to Wired.com's 12 million monthly unique readers, 5 million RSS subscribers and 200,000 (and growing) Twitter followers. You’ll also be helping to create an elite circle of thinkers and influencers with the goal of improving humanitarian efforts in Haiti and across the globe.

    Wired.com will bring people together and create a platform for discussion, and ultimately solutions. The expertise of this group will be limited only by the quality of the community. That is why they need more members.

  • Obama's Tango

    Wednesday, January 13, 2010

    AQ Editor-in-Chief Christopher Sabatini and AQ Senior Editor/AmericasQuarterly.org Managing Editor Jason Marczak look at how partnership alone cannot be the fulcrum of the U.S. relationship with Latin America in an article published on Foreign Affairs today.

    The article comes just one week before President Obama is to celebrate his one-year anniversary in office.

    Read Obama's Tango: Restoring U.S. Leadership in Latin America.

  • U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Hits the Blogosphere

    Tuesday, January 12, 2010

    In 2010, follow the State Department's latest insight on the Western Hemisphere through its DipNote Blog.

    Arturo Valenzuela, the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, will blog regularly. A Promising Time for the Americas, today's entry, outlines his overall vision for regional policy this year, which includes sustainable economic growth, stronger democratic governance and enhanced social and economic inclusion.

    Assistant Secretary Valenzuela's previous and forthcoming entries can all be easily accessed through DipNote.

  • Reforming the State of Chile: Vision and Process

    Tuesday, January 5, 2010

    In a new report for the Center for Opening and Development of Latin America, an AmericasQuarterly.org partner organization, Jorge Marshall Rivera argues that to confront Chile’s lingering development challenges, state institutions must be reformed. 

    While Chile has already made tremendous progress, a new generation of reforms must now address civil society, the management of public policy and a deficiency in social services, the report says.   Rivera’s work complements and analyzes proposals from Chile’s Consortium for State Reform.  <http://www.reformadelestado.cl/>

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  • Audio Slideshow with Wyclef Jean

    Monday, December 14, 2009

    In an interview with Americas Quarterly, the Grammy-Award-winning musician talked about why he created Yéle, a Haiti-based youth outreach program.

    Editor's Note, November 27, 2011: the New York Post reports that Yéle Haiti spent less than a third its funds in 2010 on emergency efforts—only $5.1 million of the $16 million collected. In a statement, Jean denies the allegations, saying the article is "misleading, deceptive and incomplete."




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