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  • Liberty and Equality in Caribbean Colombia, 1770-1835by Aline Helg

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    After Brazil and the United States, Colombia has the third-largest population of African-descended peoples in the Western hemisphere. Yet the country is commonly viewed as a nation of Andeans, whites, and mestizos (peoples of mixed Spanish and indigenous Indian ancestry). Aline Helg examines the historical roots of Colombia's treatment and neglect... more...

  • The Shining Pathby Gustavo Gorriti

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    First published in Peru in 1990, The Shining Path was immediately hailed as one of the finest works on the insurgency that plagued that nation for over fifteen years. A richly detailed and absorbing account, it covers the dramatic years between the guerrillas' opening attack in 1980 and President Fernando Belaunde's reluctant decision to send in... more...

  • South American Independenceby Catherine Davies; Hilary Owen; Claire Brewster

    Liverpool University Press 2006; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    The struggles for independence in Latin America during the first half of the nineteenth century were accompanied by a wide-ranging debate about political rights, nationality and citizenship. In South American Independence, Catherine Davies, Claire Brewster and Hilary Owen investigate the neglected role of gender in that discussion. Examining women... more...

  • Ephemeral Historiesby Camilo D. Trumper

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Politics under Salvador Allende was a battle fought in the streets. Everyday attempts to ? ganar la calle ? allowed a wide range of urban residents to voice potent political opinions. Santiaguinos  marched through the streets chanting slogans, seized public squares, and plastered city walls with graffiti, posters, and murals. Urban art might only... more...

  • Developing Annuities Marketsby Roberto Rocha

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 19.99

    Developing Annuities Markets: The Experience of Chile is part of a multicountry World Bank project analyzing the market for retirement products. Among countries that have reformed their pension systems since the early 1990s, the Chilean case has emerged as the most relevant for drawing policy lessons on the role of the private sector in the provision... more...

  • 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$ 15.99

    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$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

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

  • Brazil on the Moveby John Dos Passos

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    After witnessing two decades of political, economic, and social upheaval in Brazil, the author gives a first-hand account of the changes that prepared the ground for the Brazil we know today. more...

  • The History of Ecuadorby George Lauderbaugh

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 64.00

    Ecuador is a nation of over 13 million people, its area between that of the states of Wyoming and Colorado. Like the United States, Ecuador's government features a democratically elected President serving for a four-year term. The Galápagos Islands, well known as the birthplace of Darwin's Theory of Evolution, are part of a province of Ecuador. ... more...