Many Latin Americans were brought, or forced to come to the U.S. by conditions our government had a role in creating. On this week’s edition of Making Contact, we hear excerpts of Harvest of Empire, a documentary film narrated by Democracy Now’s Juan Gonzalez. Part 1 traces the history of Guatemalan, Dominican, and Mexican migration to the U.S.
Juan Gonzalez, Democracy Now! co-host and Harvest of Empire author; Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, Robert White, Former US Ambassador to El Salvador; Rigoberta Menchu, Guatemalan Political Activist and 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner; Melvin Goo.
Host/Producer: Andrew Stelzer
Producers: Jen Chien, George Lavender
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Production Interns: Salima Hamirani, Lisa Bartfai
Web Editor: Irene Florez
Development Manager: Juanita Carroll Young
Organizational Volunteers: Dorian Roberts, Dan Turner, Larry Piltz, Barbara Barnett, Bansi Mehta