Colonialism’s Orchestrated Disasters in Puerto Rico

“María, María, perdí la esperanza, María, María, perdí la esperanza.” I am reminded of these lyrics from the bomba group, Yuba Iré, when I see the pictures and videos of our beloved nation of Puerto Rico in ruins. Some of us had lived through hurricanes before, but nothing had prepared us for this level of […]

“Travelling against the Odds”

Bolivian indigenous women seek trading partners and merchandise in China. In the Andes, being a viajero/a, a traveler, means to be an itinerant trader. Trade unions of mobile merchants and fair-goers identify as travelers. Numerous people from across Bolivia, in particular women of indigenous Aymara origin, travel throughout the country and beyond to sustain their […]