Did you know? U.S. ‘interned’ Peruvians of Japanese descent (audio)

by Lucida Grandé on June 16, 2014 in Audio, Cultura

Japanese-Peruvian_Credit_MiaWarren-300x200Not only did Uncle Sam lock up Japanese-Americans in “internment camps” during World II, but a 1942 regional security pact also became the legal cover for shipping 1800 Peruvians of Japanese descent to the very same camps. Carmen Utako Tochio Villanueva (photo), who was born into one of those families in a Texas internment camp, tells her story to LatinoUSA’s Mia Warren:

Photo via LatinoUSA.

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