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  • Histories of Infamyby Cristián A. Roa-de-la-Carrera; Scott Sessions

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 34.95

    In Histories of Infamy, Cristián Roa-de-la-Carrera explores Francisco López de Gómara's (1511-ca.1559) attempt to ethically reconcile Spain's civilizing mission with the conquistadors' abuse and exploitation of Native peoples. The most widely read account of the conquest in its time, Gómara's Historia general de las Indias y Conquista de México rationalized... more...

  • El Sicarioby Molly Molloy; Charles Bowden

    Nation Books 2011; US$ 15.99

    In this unprecedented and chilling monologue, a repentant Mexican hitman tells the unvarnished truth about the war on drugs and reveals why the violence that now defines the American-Mexican border will only worsen. more...

  • Territories in Resistanceby Raul Zibechi; Ramor Ryan

    AK Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    A thoughtful examination of social relations in Latin America, from one of the region's foremost political analysts. more...

  • Popular Movements in Autocraciesby Guillermo Trejo

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 22.00

    A new explanation of the rise, development and demise of social movements and cycles of protest in autocracies. more...

  • Panama 1989-90by Gordon Rottman; Ronald Volstad

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    In December 1989 US Army forces, supported by the US Air Force and US Navy, participated in Operation 'Just Cause'--the invasion of Panama. A combination of airborne, helicopter and ground assaults quickly secured key objectives and eliminated organized resistance. Beginning with a brief history of US-Panama relations and the development of the Panamanian... more...

  • A MIRACLE, A UNIVERSEby Lawrence Weschler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 20.00

    In recent years as countries around the globe have begun to move from dictatorial to more democratic systems of governance, no more traumatic (or dramatic) ethical problem has arisen than what to do with the previous regime?s torturers. In most cases, the security and military apparatuses, responsible for the overwhelming majority of human-rights abuses,... more...

  • The Shield of the Weakby Christine Ehrick

    University of New Mexico Press 2005; US$ 45.00

    A timely study of women's social advancement in Uruguay during a period of unprecented political reform early in the twentieth century. more...

  • Until Death Do Us Partby Ingrid Betancourt

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Ingrid Betancourt, a senator and a presidential candidate in Colombia, grew up among diplomats, literati, and artists who congregated at her parents' elegant home in Paris, France. Her father served as Colombia's ambassador to UNESCO and her mother, a political activist, continued her work on behalf of the country's countless children whose lives... more...

  • Milagrosby Helen Thompson

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    Let the ancient power of milagros work miracles for you! Based on traditional Latin American talismans, these tiny silver charms are reminders that a miracle can fit in the palm of your hand. Throughout Latin America and the American Southwest, milagros are offered at shrines and sacred sites by believers as requests for divine assistance, or as... more...

  • Left in Transformation: Uruguayan Exiles and the Latin American Human Rights Networks 1967-1984by Vania Markarian

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    This book takes an innovative look at international relations. Focusing on the worldwide campaign against abuses by the right-wing authoritarian regime in Uruguay (1973-1984), it explores how norms and ideas interact with political interests, both global and domestic. It examines joint actions by differently-motivated actors such as the leftist activists... more...