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  • The Priest of Paraguayby Hugh O'Shaughnessy; Edgar Venerando Ruiz Díaz

    Zed Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    In The Priest of Paraguay Hugh O'Shaughnessy tells the story of how Fernando Lugo, a bishop from a deprived diocese, swept to victory and what this means for his country, Latin America and the wider world. more...

  • Dancing with Dynamiteby Benjamin Dangl

    AK Press 2010; US$ 11.99

    One step forward, two steps back: When social movements win state power. more...

  • The Politics of Latin American Developmentby Gary W. Wynia

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 38.00

    An examination of the historical events that have shaped Latin America's fundamental economic and political dynamics. more...

  • The Chaco War 1932-35by Alejandro De Quesada; Ramiro Bujeiro

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    Often over-shadowed by contemporary events in China and Japan, the Chaco War (1932-1935) was a massive territorial war between Bolivia and Paraguay, which cost almost  100,000 lives. It was sparked by Bolivia's attempts to capture a stretch of the Paraguay River to gain access to the Atlantic. An old fashioned territorial dispute, the contested area... more...

  • Jungle Capitalistsby Peter Chapman

    Canongate Books 2009; US$ 12.46

    In this powerful and gripping book, Peter Chapman shows how the pioneering example of the banana importer United Fruit set the precedent for the institutionalized greed of today?s multinational companies. From the business?s 19th Century beginnings in the jungles of Costa Rica, via the mass-marketing of the banana as the original fast food, United... more...

  • Che Wants to See Youby Ciro Bustos; Anne Wright

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    For the first time, Ciro Bustos, Che?s right-hand man in the struggle for Argentina, tells his story. As a young man inspired by the example of Cuba, Bustos was determined to bring revolution to the home country he shared with his hero. After a failed attempt to liberate Argentina, it was not until 1966 that he was contacted by the Cubans once again... more...

  • The Wars of Spanish American Independence 1809-29by John Fletcher

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    Simon Bolivar and Jose de San Martin independently led the South American revolutionary armies that freed much of Latin America of Spanish rule. In 1808, Napoleon Bonaparte treacherously outmaneuvered the corrupt Spanish Bourbons and installed his brother Joseph as King of Spain, igniting the flames of war across the Iberian Peninsula. Far across... more...

  • Guiana and the Shadows of Empireby Joshua R. Hyles

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 79.99

    This text is the first in many years to address the histories and cultures of Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana in a single regional volume, exploring their colorful pasts and explaining the vast cultural differences among the three. Students of Caribbean history, Latin American history, colonialism and imperialism, and the history of slavery will... more...

  • Smokescreenby Robert Sabbag

    Argo-Navis 2013; US$ 8.99

    With his drug-smuggling documentary short on financing, moving marijuana seemed the obvious way for cinematographer Allen Long to raise the necessary cash. Millions of dollars later the film had not been made, but Long's own life as a pioneering pot smuggler had played out like a Hollywood movie? seat-of-the-pants flights in a decrepit DC3 into the... more...

  • Deep Down Darkby Hector Tobar

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 26.99

    The exclusive, official story of the survival, faith, and family of Chile?s 33 Trapped Miners, by a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist When Chile?s San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó in August, 2010, it trapped 33 miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking 69 days. And across the globe, we sat riveted to television and... more...