• Feature: Book Smugglers in the United States
    Book Smugglers in the United States

    An account of the Librotraficante caravan, a book smuggling mission carrying banned literature into Arizona. Led by writer Tony Diaz, the caravan is a response to Tucson Unified School District’s decision to eliminate its Mexican-American Studies program.

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    Armenia: Young Author Faces Military Censorship

    Hovhannes Ishkhanyan author of Demob Day, a literary work detailing life in the country’s army, could face possible fine or imprisonment for up to two or three years after an Armenian military prosecutor opened a case against him. His book has been removed from bookshelves.

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    “El Libro-Traficante” Tony Diaz Defies Ethnic Studies Book Ban

    Self-described book smuggler Tony Diaz, nicknamed “El Libro-Traficante”, is set to launch a small caravan to bring carloads of controversial books into Arizona that were recently banned by public school officials in Tucson after the city suspended its acclaimed Mexican-American Studies program due to a state ban on the teaching of ethnic studies.

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