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  • An Agrarian Republicby Aldo Lauria-Santiago

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1999; US$ 28.95

    With unprecedented use of local and national sources, Lauria-Santiago presents a more complex portrait of El Salvador than has ever been ventured before. Using thoroughly researched regional case studies, Lauria-Santiago challenges the accepted vision of Central America in the nineteenth century and critiques the "liberal oligarchic hegemony" model... more...

  • Turning the Tideby Noam Chomsky

    Haymarket Books 2015; US$ 19.00

    US Central American policies project broader US economic, military, and social aims, impacting millions in Central America. more...

  • Latin America 2015-2016by Blair Turner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 19.99

    A comprehensive, timely, and entertaining account of the political, cultural, and economic dynamics of more than thirty discrete countries of the Western Hemisphere, this book is updated each year, providing students with the most recent information possible. The information is presented in an objective, balanced, non-ideological context, allowing... more...

  • Wolf Tracksby Peter Szok

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 55.00

    How red devil buses and self-taught artists have enlivened one Latin American nation more...

  • The Black Christ of Esquipulasby Douglass Sullivan-Gonzalez

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 55.00

    On the eastern border of Guatemala and Honduras, pilgrims and travelers flock to the Black Christ of Esquipulas, a large statue carved from wood depicting Christ on the cross. The Catholic shrine, built in the late sixteenth century, has become the focal point of admiration and adoration from New Mexico to Panama. Beyond being a site of popular devotion,... more...

  • Stealing Livesby Arturo J. Marcano Guevara; David P. Fidler

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 11.95

    While some Latin American superstars have overcome discrimination to strike gold in baseball's big leagues, thousands more Latin American players never make it to "The Show." Stealing Lives focuses on the plight of one Venezuelan teenager and documents abuses that take place against Latin children and... more...

  • Towards Sustainable Development in Central America and the Caribbeanby Dr Anders Danielson; A. Geske Dijkstra

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 160.00

    Since the economic decline in the early 1980s, most countries in Central America and the Caribbean have returned to positive growth rates. The recovery often coincided with or followed extensive neoliberal reforms. The contributors to this book address the crucial question of whether these growth rates are sustainable. Several aspects of sustainability... more...

  • Waves of Protestby Paul D. Almeida

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 75.00

    One of the first longitudinal studies of collective resistance in the developing world, Waves of Protest examines large-scale contentious action in El Salvador during critical eras in the countryÕs history. Providing a compelling analysis of the massive waves of protests from the early twentieth century to the present in El Salvador, Paul D. Almeida... more...

  • Undoing Democracyby Close; Deonandan

    Lexington Books 2004; US$ 34.99

    David Close and Kalowatie Deonandan focus their analysis on the pact struck between the Nicaragua's two main parties, the Liberals and the Sandinistas, which allowed the passage of the constitutional amendments that weakened Nicaragua's basic political institutions. Undoing Democracy will sharpen our understanding of democratic transition and consolidation,... more...

  • Havana Blackby Leonardo Padura; Peter Bush

    Bitter Lemon Press 2006; US$ 14.95

    Scorching novel from a star of Cuban fiction. Second Conde mystery set in languid Havana. more...