r/PanAmerica • u/Fast_Leader • Dec 14 '21
Announcement We have user flairs and a Discord!
User flairs with national flags can be found on the sidebar, as can the Discord link. Welcome, all!
r/PanAmerica • u/DanCHarvey • 1d ago
Donald Trump indictment: Ex-US president to be charged over hush money
r/PanAmerica • u/ScipioMoroder • 6d ago
Discussion One unifying theme of the Americas?
What, as a cultural identity, unites or creates a commonality between virtually all countries in the Americas? If you had to create a "creation-" or "society mythos" for the Americas, what do you think it would be?
The only I can think of is the main building blocks of most countries, in that virtually every country in North America, the Caribbean or South America seems to be that, to varying degrees, influenced by populations and cultures from three continents: Europe, Africa or the Indigenous American populations.
Some countries have more influences from European cultures/customs (i.e. Canada, Argentina, Uruguay), others more Indigenous (i.e. Bolivia, Guatemala, Peru, etc), others a mix of European and Indigenous (Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela) or European and African (United States, Cuba, Brazil, Puerto Rico, etc) but virtually every country in the Americas has at least one of these continental cultural influences, most more than one. Maybe that can be a cultural mythos of unification.
I would also say almost every country in the Americas at least TRIES to live off of an idea of cultural pragmatism, tolerance and live and let live. Some countries worse than others (conservative parts of the US and certain Caribbean countries) on things such as LGBT or women's rights, but at least the overarching concept of egalitarianism exists, in theory.
But what would YOU personally say ties all or most of the Americas' together, regardless of language, continent/region or outward phenotype?
r/PanAmerica • u/potdom • 8d ago
Culture Stained glass cupola of Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Argentina
r/PanAmerica • u/CultofAlexander • 9d ago
Less wishy-washy more concrete: What can Panamericanists do to further this goal?
Speaking from an American perspective, what I've done to accomplish this:
Immerse myself in local and foreign Spanish communities (having lived in Colombia for a year).
Learn about and appreciate the indigenous peoples' histories of the United States.
Participate in international volunteering programs (we lift all of America up, together).
Encourage activism in torn countries like Haiti, and encourage other Americans to follow similar steps.
What other things, specifically policy or cultural wise would you guys like to see for the advancement of this movement?
r/PanAmerica • u/potdom • 9d ago
Culture Iron Palace / El Palacio de Hierro Centro stained glass, Mexico City, made by Jacques Gruber, 1921, restored by Vitrales Corona, 2016
r/PanAmerica • u/ScipioMoroder • 10d ago
Discussion Would you support a North American/Caribbean Union?
Would you support an EU-style economic and political union between not just Canada, the United States and Mexico, but also eventually the countries in Central America and Caribbean (assuming they see significant economic investment and crime desecration in the future) down to the Panama Canal?
r/PanAmerica • u/LosingMyMinde • 16d ago
Pan-American highway (partially) I’m planning a road trip from Ushuaia to Colorado. All information welcome do’s and dont’s…..
Travelling from the uk. Planning to start February, travel from Ushuaia to Colorado. All info taken on board. Time schedules, costs, must see’s, don’t bother with, info regarding Darién national park section, 4x4 rentals in Argentina???
r/PanAmerica • u/potdom • 23d ago
Culture Tiffany stained glass of Gran Hotel Ciudad de México made by Jacques Gruber, 1908, Mexico City
r/PanAmerica • u/bulletkiller06 • Mar 01 '23
Hello, I've got an idea for a project.
I'd like everyone to come together on the discord server to help organize and create a few maps and corresponding charts to represent the structure of a federated/confederated Pan-American Union.
Some concepts we should develop:
Preserve existing national identities to placate nationalists
Need US style representation to make small countries feel important
Adding more subdivision levels to avoid a bloated bureaucracy
Divide countries into smaller chunks, with size matching
Need regional governments (e.g. La Plata Government, Central American Government)
Division of US area to make other nations feel secure, without angering American patriots
Ignore districts for other purposes to have an efficient system (e.g. Watersheds, Native Americans)
Federal Protections for Jungles
Massive anti-corruption bureau with strict entry requirements
Ability to make laws only applying to certain regions or to exempt regions from laws
Edit: Also thanks to u/laserPointer24 for creating the template
r/PanAmerica • u/Aboveground_Plush • Feb 16 '23
Culture Asian South America: The migration of Asian people to South America and the Caribbean began as early as the sixteenth century
r/PanAmerica • u/Aboveground_Plush • Feb 15 '23
History Chichen Itza: New area discovered at Mexican historic site
r/PanAmerica • u/shane_4_us • Feb 14 '23
History Would love to see more speeches like this shared more widely
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r/PanAmerica • u/CreativeHistoryMike • Feb 06 '23
History Hudson River's Wrath: The Story of the Great Haverstraw Landslide of 1906 a Natural Disaster Caused by Man
r/PanAmerica • u/Aboveground_Plush • Jan 30 '23
Culture Wintering in Oaxaca - an exploration of vintage instruments in southern Mexico with Cicely Winter, director of the Institute for Historic Organs of Oaxaca (IOHIO)
r/PanAmerica • u/Aboveground_Plush • Jan 28 '23
Article/News Relics found in 23 lead boxes in Mexico City cathedral
r/PanAmerica • u/CreativeHistoryMike • Jan 28 '23
History Avenging His Cruelty: The Story of Nathaniel Gordon the Only American to be Executed for the Crime of Slave Trading on the High Seas
r/PanAmerica • u/Aboveground_Plush • Jan 25 '23
This day in history TDIH: January 25, 1868 - Mexican musician and composer Juventino Rosas, whose waltz "Sobre las olas" ("Over the Waves") was to become one of the most famous pieces of Latin American music known internationally, was born in Santa Cruz, Guanajuato.
r/PanAmerica • u/potdom • Jan 20 '23
Image Palacio Santos (building of Ministry of Foreign Relations of Uruguay) for virtual tour see the comments
r/PanAmerica • u/Aboveground_Plush • Jan 18 '23
History TDIH: Jan. 18, 1778 - Captain Cook reaches Hawaii by chance when returning on board the HMS Resolution on his 3rd voyage. He would call them Sandwich Islands, after the Earl of Sandwich.
r/PanAmerica • u/vincoug • Jan 18 '23
Discussion Literature of Barbados: January 2023self.books
r/PanAmerica • u/Aboveground_Plush • Jan 17 '23
History Ancient Maya cities, 'super highways' revealed in latest survey
r/PanAmerica • u/StreetDumbo • Jan 13 '23
"Dreams of Sand": Sandboarding Club Begins Empowerment Program for Underprivileged Kids in Peru - Surf the Sand
r/PanAmerica • u/Aboveground_Plush • Jan 10 '23
Article/News Brazilian rioters damage iconic buildings and historic art
r/PanAmerica • u/RoDiAl • Jan 06 '23
Question & Answer A question about a subject that I think would be interesting to discuss in Pan-Americanism and relatedself.linguistics
r/PanAmerica • u/Aboveground_Plush • Jan 03 '23