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Selected Journalism, Analysis & Reviews

"To be an Indigenous Woman Poet in Mexico: An Artistic Act of Protest, Resistance and Battle"
Diálogo: An Interdisciplinary Journal Published by the Center for Latino Research at DePaul University
Fall 2014

"The War on Drugs Destroys Lives—Here Are 6 Things You Can Do About It"
Yes! Magazine online
May 16, 2014

"Legalization is a Human Rights Issue"
Yes! Magazine
Spring 2014

"Mexico's Gruesome Icon: A Review of Devoted to Death"
The Wilson Quarterly
January 2012

“Reclaiming Corn and Culture”
Yes! Magazine
Summer 2008

“The Global Economy Sows New World Disorder”
VIVA NY / The (New York) Daily News
November 17, 2003

“Information Access at the Inter-American Development Bank: The Case of the Plan Puebla-Panama”
November 2003

“Paving the Way for Corporate Control: The Plan Puebla Panama”
VIVA NY / The (New York) Daily News
September 7, 2003

“The Politics of Representation”
ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America
Summer 2003

“Two Ways to Beat a Shrimp Farm: Community Organizing in Mexico and Guatemala”
NACLA Report on the Americas
May/June 2003

“Public Relations Firm to the Rescue of Plan Puebla-Panama”
PPP Spotlight Series, Americas Policy
September 10, 2003

“Combating Coca-Cola and the Global Conquistadores in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec”
ColorLines: Race-Culture-Action
Summer 2003

“Nicaraguan Transportation Corridor Developers Hitch Hopes to Plan Puebla-Panama (PPP)”
Americas Policy
April 10, 2002

“Farms vs. Factories: Planning the Future for the ‘Under-Exploited’ of Mexico and Central America”
Texas Observer
February 1, 2002

zapotec writing

Sven Birkerts says of
Wendy's book, No Word for Welcome:

"Wendy Call works with passion, intelligence and grounded idealism to create an engaged documentary account that is at once informative and stirring. Her portraiture, precise and empathic, brings the realities of Mexico’s indigenous peoples and their threatened mode of existence vividly to life. She does not preach—she evokes."

Photo above: This carved stela, at Monte Albán, Oaxaca, is a fine example of
Zapotec writing, still only partly deciphered, 1995. Photo to right: These spiny trees, common around the city of Juchitán, in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, gave the city its name, 2000.
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