Originally published in Fusco’s collection of essays English Is Broken Here: Notes on Cultural Fusion in the Americas (New York: The New Press, 1995), “Nationalism and Latinos, North and South: A dialogue” presents a conversation between then collaborators, artists/writers Coco Fusco (born New York, 1960), who is of Cuban descent, and Guillermo Gomez-Peña (born Mexico City, 1955). Their exchange records critical concerns and major tensions within identity debates at the moment of the rise of multiculturalism and postmodernism in the United States. From two distinct perspectives, feminist and Chicano, both Fusco and Gomez-Peña speak against the ameliorative incorporation of difference by established cultural institutions. [See also: Gómez-Peña, “The Multicultural Paradigm: An Open Letter to the National Arts Community,” document # 849066.] Since the late 1980s, Fusco, a Cuban-American artist, critic, and writer, established herself as a vocal figure challenging stereotypical representations of women and non-western peoples in the media and mainstream culture. [See “Coco Fusco,” document # 841409.]As artistic partners Fusco and Gomez-Peña are best known for their performance Two Undiscovered Amerindians Visit … (1992–94), presented on the 500th anniversary of the “discovery” of the Americas in Madrid, Spain; London, United Kingdom; Washington, D.C.; Irvine, CA; and Minneapolis, MN. Within venerable museums, the artists displayed themselves in a cage as “undiscovered Ameridians” from an island in the Gulf of Mexico. [See “Aborigines of the Western World,” document # 799233].