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  • Unfinished Conversationsby Paul Sullivan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 19.99

    A century ago, European and North American archaeologists first came upon the extraordinary ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum?and started to converse with the Mayas who inhabited the forests of the Yucatan. In this thought-provoking history of a century-long "unfinished conversation" between the indigenous Indians and the white intruders, paul Sullivan... 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...

  • 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 33by Jonathan Franklin

    Transworld 2011; US$ 10.03

    On 12 October 2010 the world's attention was fixed on a remote copper mine in the Atacama desert in Chile. Final preparations were underway for a daring rescue to bring to an end the longest underground entrapment in human history. 69 days earlier, 33 men were midway through a routine shift, deep in the San Jose mine. They stopped for... more...

  • The History of Ecuadorby George M. Lauderbaugh

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 58.00

    Who are the mestizo people? What was Ecuador's role in helping the Allied cause in World War II? What were the effects of the "encomienda" labor system? What do cacao (cocoa), bananas, and oil have in common? And after nearly 60 years of conflict and war, are relations between Ecuador and Peru truly at ease? more...

  • Jungle Capitalistsby Peter Chapman

    Canongate Books 2009; US$ 10.82

    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...

  • Children of Fateby Nara Milanich; Nara B. Milanich

    Duke University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    Examines the family in late-nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Chile to show how class order and state formation were tied to particular child-rearing conditions and practices. 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... 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...