Sport in the Americas and Caribbean and their connection to popular culture and politics: Basketball in Mexico and Guatemala
Friday, January 8, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Join Danielle and Doc today as they begin 2018 by first looking at two of our neighbors to the south, Mexico and Guatemala. Mexico has a time-honored tradition of basketball, and its popularity continues to grow at the national and local level. Basketball is also played in small communities in Guatemala including indigenous Mayan groups – notable for participation by women and young girls. And finally, a fascinating brief look back at a Mexican-American high-school basketball team team in Texas that won an improbable city championship almost 80 years ago – and its cultural reverberations today.
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