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  • 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...

  • Secret History, Second Editionby Nick Cullather

    Stanford University Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    Since 1999, a number of documents relating to the CIA?s activities in Guatemala have been declassified, and a truth and reconciliation process has unearthed other reports, speeches, and writings that shed more light on the role of the United States. For this edition, the author has selected and annotated twenty documents for a new documentary Appendix,... 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...

  • Trespassers Forgivenby C. H. Godden

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 40.00

    Within three decades of the end of the Second World War, the once mighty British Empire had been dismantled leaving only a few residual spots of red on the world map. This was the age of de-colonisation and Independence. Trespassers Forgiven offers a personal glimpse into the history of British Honduras (Belize) at this crucial period in British... more...

  • The History of Nicaraguaby Clifford Staten

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 49.95

    This concise history of Nicaragua provides the reader with a history of the ways in which key political and economic factors have contributed to the creation of the modern nation. 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...

  • The Last Colonial Massacreby Greg Grandin; Greg Grandin; Naomi Klein

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 18.00

    After decades of bloodshed and political terror, many lament the rise of the left in Latin America. Since the triumph of Castro, politicians and historians have accused the left there of rejecting democracy, embracing communist totalitarianism, and prompting both revolutionary violence and a right-wing backlash. Through unprecedented archival research... more...

  • Maya Roadsby Mary Jo McConahay

    Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    Drawing upon three decades of working, traveling, and living in Central America?s remote and dangerous landscapes, this memoir chronicles a journalist?s fascinating experiences with the people, politics, archaeology, and species of the rainforest, the cradle of Mayan civilization. The intense beauty of the forest, the fantastic locales, the ancient... more...

  • Cobble Circles and Standing Stonesby Jeffrey Quilter

    University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 30.00

    In this first-person tale of archaeological adventure in the tropical forest, Jeffrey Quilter tells the story of his excavation of Rivas, a great ceremonial center at the foot of the Talamanca Mountain range, which flourished between A.D. 900 and 1300, and its fabled gold-filled cemetery, the Panteón de La Reina. Beginning with the 1992 field season... more...