An Overview of the Traditions and History of the Wantok People

The Melanesian Archipelago consists of four individual nations; Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands. The term “Melanesia“ was first used by a French explorer, Jules Dumont d’Urville. The Wantok people are known for their mostly peaceful past, … Continue reading An Overview of the Traditions and History of the Wantok People

Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez as Rosa Xuncax in "El Norte"

Current Events: Why the Celebrated Immigration Saga “El Norte” Is Still Relevant After 37 Years

On its surface, the United States has long been viewed as a secure country of prosperity and opportunity. The land of the free, the home of the brave, a place of diversity and inclusion. At least, that’s how the story … Continue reading Current Events: Why the Celebrated Immigration Saga “El Norte” Is Still Relevant After 37 Years

The black toxic sludge part of the toxic waste dump by Chevron

Devastating Environmental Impact on Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest from Dumping of Toxic Oil Waste

Texaco corporation now owned by Chevron is responsible for one of the most devastating historic oil spills in Ecuador. Specifically, Texaco’s operation in Lago Agrio is where the company dumped toxic oil waste into the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. Furthermore, “The … Continue reading Devastating Environmental Impact on Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest from Dumping of Toxic Oil Waste