“If Latin America had not been pillaged by the U.S. capital since its independence, millions of desperate workers would not now be coming here in such numbers to reclaim a share of that wealth; and if the United States is today the world’s richest nation, it is in part because of the sweat and blood of the copper workers of Chile, the tin miners of Bolivia, the fruit pickers of Guatemala and Honduras, the cane cutters of Cuba, the oil workers of Venezuela and Mexico, the pharmaceutical workers of Puerto Rico, the ranch hands of Costa Rica and Argentina, the West Indians who died building the Panama Canal, and the Panamanians who maintained it.”—Juan Gonzalez, Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America (via neruda-bro)
This may come as a shocker, but not everyone Latin@ is Mexican!!
There are Salvadorans,
THANK YOU!! One thing about living in Texas is every ignorant person here thinks if you are brown you must be mexicain. I’m like no I’m Cuban and Dominican and they are like your brown tho…. I just can’t..
Well, most people will remain ignorant, because they think it’s funny, doesn’t matter how much you explain to them that not everyone on Latin America is mexican.