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1st International Assembly of Law Libraries at UNAM: Law Libraries Within a Global Information Society

Posted by: Francisco Macías

On August 3 and 4, 2017, I had the distinct privilege of representing the Law Library of Congress at one of Latin America’s most lauded institutes of legal research. In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, I would like to share some highlights of what transpired there. The following is a recap authored by Celia Carreón …

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An Interview with Seth Brostoff, Legal Metadata Intern

Posted by: Francisco Macías

This week’s interview is with Seth Brostoff who is working at the Law Library of Congress for several months as an intern describing and creating metadata for a collection of Hispanic Legal Documents that span from the 15th to 19th centuries. Describe your background. I live in Cleveland Park.  I’m originally from Charleston, South Carolina, …

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Happy Birthday, César Chávez!

Posted by: Francisco Macías

Sí se puede.—César Chávez First President of the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC) Born March 31, 1927, César Estrada Chávez is perhaps the most renowned Latino civil rights activist. Two years ago, perhaps with the aim of seeing “one of America’s greatest champions for social justice” get his rightful place among his peers, President …

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¡Happy Birthday, Benito Juárez!

Posted by: Francisco Macías

…el respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz.–Benito Juárez 210 years ago, on March 21, 1806, Benito Juárez (Benito Pablo Juárez García), one of Mexico’s most renowned leaders, was born.  Ask any Mexican about Benito Juárez, and you may find them promptly reciting a well-known aphorism of his:  “… el respeto al derecho ajeno es …

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150 Years of the Arlington National Cemetery – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Francisco Macías

“…Arlington…where my affections & attachments are more strongly placed than at any other place in the World”–R. E. Lee*   This month marks the sesquicentennial of the Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), as it was established June 15, 1864.  Previously our colleague Christine wrote about the Civil War Sesquicentennial for this blog in 2011.   You may …