Javier Corrales, professor of political science at Amherst College, studies democratization and political economy and has published extensive research on Venezuela. When Professor Corrales visited Stanford this week for a lecture on the state of LGBT rights in Latin America, The Stanford Daily sat down with him to discuss Venezuela’s move toward autocracy and the ongoing protests.
In the upcoming film “Cesar Chavez,” director Diego Luna chronicles the birth of a large-scale grassroots American labor movement. The eponymous Chavez devoted his life to improving working conditions for farm growers, an effort that brought international attention to the basic human rights denied to workers picking grapes in Delano, California. The Daily sat down with Luna for an exclusive discussion of the film and its future implications.