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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.95
Into this illuminating study of the meaning of Mexico?s recent history Frank Tannenbaum has put the distillation of more than three decades of the familiarity with that country. Having traveled Mexico from the Rio Grande to the Guatemalan border, from the Gulf to the Pacific, and having been friendly with peasants, city folk, politicians, philosophers,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.00
El 18 de febrero de 2013, el presidente Hugo Chávez regresaba a Venezuela luego de más de dos meses de ausencia. Convaleciente y sin voz, sus posibilidades de retornar a la vida política activa eran mínimas. El 8 de diciembre había nombrado a Nicolás Maduro ministro de Asuntos Exteriores y vicepresidente de la República, como sucesor al frente del... more...
- Random House of Canada 2013; US$ 19.95
Six-year-old Carmen Aguirre fled to Canada with her family following General Augusto Pinochet's violent 1973 coup in Chile. Five years later, when her mother and stepfather returned to South America as Chilean resistance members, Carmen and her sister went with them, quickly assuming double lives of their own. At eighteen, Carmen became a militant... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
To underworld kingpins Meyer Lansky and Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Cuba was the greatest hope for the future of American organized crime in the post-Prohibition years. In the 1950s, the Mob?with the corrupt, repressive government of brutal Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in its pocket?owned Havana's biggest luxury hotels and casinos, launching an unprecedented... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
The Mexicans is a multifaceted portrait of the complex, increasingly turbulent neighbor to our south. It is the story of a country in crisis -- poverty, class tensions, political corruption -- as told through stories of individuals. From Augustín, an honest cop, we learn that many in the Mexican police force use torture as their number-one-crime-solving... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; Not Available
The concentration of power in the caudillo (leader) is as much a formative element of Mexican culture and politics as the historical legacy of the Aztec emperors, Cortez, the Spanish Crown, the Mother Church and the mixing of the Spanish and Indian population into a mestizo culture. Krauze shows how history becomes biography during the century of... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 34.99
This thoughtful text describes how Latin America's authoritarian culture has been and continues to be reflected in a variety of governments, from the near-anarchy of the early regional bosses (caudillos), to all-powerful personalistic dictators or oligarchic machines, to contemporary mass-movement regimes like Castro's Cuba or Peron's Argentina. Taking... more...