February 08 2017
Two Elmira College seniors, Meredith Rector ’17 and Vanessa Bauch ’17, recently contributed articles in the Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR) newsletter as part of an internship with the organization.
CUSLAR is a Cornell University-based organization, founded in 1965, which seeks to promote justice and mutual understanding among the people of the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. The newsletter features articles written in English and Spanish from students, CUSLAR members, professors, journalists, and others.
The article by Meredith, an international studies and Spanish double major, is titled, “War over mangoes.” In it, she discusses the challenges mango farmers in Mexico are facing with illegal drug traffickers.
Vanessa, also an international studies and Spanish double major, focused her piece on a recent presentation given by Odilia Romero, a Zapotec woman from Oaxaca, Mexico, on revitalizing indigenous language and culture in both the U.S. and Mexico.
Both articles are featured in the printed newsletter and on the CUSLAR website.