Creating a historical snapshot using various sources of information
Sharing records in a simple, usable format for greater transparency
Allowing citizens to make informed decisions based on fact, not fiction
Currently in the U.S. there exists an endless stream of scholarly works that should paint a clear picture of the truth beyond our southern border. However, when asked about Latin American history, many Americans are at a loss.
Why is the US backing a coup in Venezuela in the name of human rights while building a wall to deny human rights to the people of Central America? If the Cold War ended nearly three decades ago, why does the embargo on Cuba continue? Why is Latin America in a constant state of poverty, inequality, and conflict under "democratic" military governments funded and instructed by the United States? And why is there no mention of Latin American history in the U.S. public education system if the U.S. was inextricably involved?
By studying historical documents, we create a clearer picture of the realities that plague Latin America. Virtual snapshots in time have captured a horrific record of intervention in the region. Released documents such as the plot to overthrow the Guatemalan government defy many of the most trusted academic accounts on the subject; yet the mainstream literature insists on a single, biased view of Cold War rhetoric.
We made it our responsibility to make available an unbiased, unabridged, and objective presentation of information- some surprisingly "overlooked" by many in academia and "experts" of Latin American history.