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Created by John Eipper on 08/27/19 4:02 AM

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Bracero Program; Honduras-Contras Connection (from Gary Moore) (John Eipper, USA, 08/27/19 4:02 am)

Gary Moore writes:

Thanks to Richard Hancock (Aug 24) for his look at Nicaragua in the 1960s, an important puzzle piece; and congratulations on his recovery from illness.

I now have a different kind of question for him. I seem to remember that Richard wrote about the 1942-1964 Bracero Program, wondering why its seemingly workable solution was ended (its 1964 cancellation is marked by analysts as the start of mushrooming illegal immigration). I'd like to ask for some more first-hand impressions of the program at the Hancock ranch, as counterweight to accumulating layers of polemics.

Also, I hope soon to build on Timothy Brown's (Aug 18) reminder of the Honduras connection with the Nicaraguan Contras of the 1980s (if I can find a forgivable way to tell another lost-in-the-jungle tale).

And as to JE's Trump question: Heretics who rebut orthodoxy by pointing out that Cain could not possibly have had a wife are mistaking the rules.

JE comments:  Richard literally wrote the book on the Bracero program, in this 1959-published work from the Hispanic American Society (the predecessor to WAIS).  Thanks to Richard's generosity, there's a copy in the WAIS library.  Hard to believe the book is 60 years old!

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-inter-american-studies/article/the-role-of-the-bracero-in-the-economic-and-cultural-dynamics-of-mexico-a-case-study-of-chihuahua-by-richard-h-hancock-stanford-california-1959-pp-146-16-tables-11-maps-and-3-charts-price-300/6E08FCED24ACC95771649FEA3A3A4373

See also this post from 2012, for a view of the front cover:

https://waisworld.org/go.jsp?id=02a&objectType=post&o=73708&objectTypeId=65705&topicId=175


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