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  • Strategy and Tactics of the Salvadoran FMLN Guerrillasby Gustavo Perdomo; David E. Spencer

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 168.00

    This book examines the military organization, strategy, and tactics of the Salvadoran FMLN guerrillas during their efforts to overthrow the government. It is largely based on the authors' personal collections of guerrilla documents captured in the war, interviews with former and captured guerrillas, and personal combat experience during one of... more...

  • The Contras, 1980-1989by R. Pardo-Maurer

    ABC-CLIO 1990; US$ 26.95

    Former political officer for the Nicaraguan Resistance (the Contras), Rogelio Pardo-Maurer shares his experiences of the factional dynamics of that group in this provocative new study. Providing a historical account of internal politics in the Resistance, Pardo-Maurer analyzes the principle factions or issues of contention, devoting special attention... more...

  • Media, Memory, and Human Rights in Chileby Kristin Sorensen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    This book investigates the manner in which Chilean media and public culture discuss human rights violations committed during the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990) as well as human rights problems which still exist. Through an intricate interplay of censorship, remembrance, and protest, the media and surrounding culture have played... more...

  • Return Of Guatemala'S Refugeesby Clark Taylor

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 31.95

    On February 13, 1982, the Guatemalan army stormed into the remote northern Guatemalan village of Santa Maria Tzeja. The villagers had already fled in terror, but over the next six days seventeen of them, mostly women and children, were caught and massacred, animals were slaughtered, and the entire village was burned to the ground. Twelve years later,... more...

  • Ancient Maya Traders of Ambergris Cayeby Thomas H. Guderjan

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 9.95

    Archaeologists are unsure exactly when the Maya inhabited the coastal areas of Belize, but ample evidence exists to support an extensive maritime trade network along the coast by A.D. 600 This volume focuses on the maritime trade network sites on Ambergris Caye, Belize where excavations have revealed remnants of very small villages, or camps, along... more...

  • The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in HIV Prevention and Care in Central Americaby Kathryn Pitkin Derose; David E. Kanouse; David P. Kennedy; Kavita Patel; Alice Taylor

    RAND Corporation 2010; US$ 9.95

    Describes the involvement of churches and other faith-based organizations (FBOs) in addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras. The authors describe the range of FBO activities and discuss the advantages and challenges to such involvement and possible ways that FBOs can enhance their efforts, both independently and in collaboration... more...

  • Against All Hopeby Armando Valladares

    Encounter Books 2000; US$ 16.95

    Arrested in 1960 for being philosophically and religiously opposed to communism, Armando Valladares was interned at Cuba?s infamous Isla de Pinos Prison (from whose barred windows he watched the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion). His life in Castro?s gulag was a hell of violence and disease, putrid food and squalid living conditions, forced labor... more...

  • The First Maya Civilizationby Francisco Estrada-Belli

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 40.95

    The First Maya Civilization discusses the most recent advances in our knowledge of the Preclassic Maya and the emergence of their rainforest civilization, with new data on settlement, political organization, architecture, iconography and epigraphy supporting a contemporary theoretical perspective that challenges prior assumptions. more...

  • The Panama Canalby Robert Aguirre

    BRILL 2010; US$ 211.00

    Considering the Panama Canal as an artificial strait, this book will let legal logic yield to historical and geographic experience by recasting the Panama Canal?s environment as the product of three elements, suggesting new perspectives about its past and future. more...

  • Everyday Revolutionariesby Irina Carlota Silber

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    Everyday Revolutionaries provides a longitudinal and rigorous analysis of the legacies of war in a community racked by political violence. By exploring political processes in one of El Salvador's former war zones-a region known for its peasant revolutionary participation-it offers a searing portrait of the entangled aftermaths of confrontation... more...