“Harvest of Empire”: New Film Recounts How U.S. Intervention Caused Mass Latin American Migrations


At a time of heated and divisive debate over immigration, the new feature-length documentary, “Harvest of Empire,” examines the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today. Based on the groundbreaking book by award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! co-host Juan González, “Harvest of Empire” takes an unflinching look at the role that U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation’s cultural and economic landscape. González is a columnist at the New York Daily News and author of three other books, including “News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media.” We’re also joined by the film’s co-director, Eduardo López. [includes rush transcript]

FILED UNDER Immigrant Rights, Immigration, Author Interviews, Latin America, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Mitt Romney, Juan Gonzalez, Eduardo López
Juan Gonzalez, award-winning journalist, Democracy Now! co-host, and author most recently of News for All the People, which is just out in paperback this month. His book Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America forms the basis for the new documentary of the same name.

Eduardo López, co-director and producer of the new feature-length documentary, Harvest of Empire.

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