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Accessed 11/18/14. Indigenous people in Latin America improve political participation, but women lag behind, says UNDP. http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/05/22/pueblos-indigenas-en-america-latina-pese-a-los-avances-en-la-participacion-politica-las-mujeres-son-las-mas-rezagadas-segun-el-pnud/ Article (in English) about factors that have affected the participation of indigenous people in Latin America in politics.

Accessed 11/11/14. Cartas de Colón http://www.bibliotecasvirtuales.com/biblioteca/Literaturadelaconquista/CartasdeColon.asp In Spanish 2, we discuss Colón (Columbus) and the first encounters in detail. Selections from the journal entries available online (also in book form) can help students begin to understand how Europeans began to identify the indigenous as "other" and inferior.