In this episode, Cynthia and Yvette discuss Eduardo Galeano’s Venas Abiertas de América Latina, the gender discrimination case Nguyen vs. INS and the case of Jane Doe — an unaccompanied minor who sought an abortion while detained in immigration custody. They discuss the economics of colonialism, how gender is analyzed under the Equal Protection doctrine, and the myriad ways in which the bodies of migrant womxn are regulated and controlled.
Current Event: Garza v. Hagran
Here’s a CNN article with problematic quotes from Texas State Attorney General by Eric Levenson and Tal Kopan, “Court Delays Abortion for Undocumented Teen in Detention.”
Here’s an interview by VICE with the undocumented teen, Jane Doe.
Deep Thoughts: Eduardo Galeano’s Open Veins of Latin America
You can buy the book here on Amazon.
When Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez met former President Barack Obama, he gave Pres. Obama a copy of the book. Read more about it here.
Case: Tuan Anh Nguyen v. Immigration and Naturalization Service
You can find the court documents, summary of the case, and a recording of oral arguments here at Oyez.
Cynthia recommends listening to Andra Day, an amazing artist from San Diego, CA. Listen for yourself below 🙂