Reviews

August 6, 2020
Jennifer A. Cárcamo

Joaquín M. Chávez recovers the forgotten history of the rural working-class who helped form El Salvador’s leftist radicalism.

July 23, 2020
Joseph Nevins

C.J. Alvarez's new book encourages the reader to see beyond the infrastructure that litters the borderlands, question what we take for granted, and imagine what could have been.

July 16, 2020
Alex Diamond

Kristina Lyons' new book documents soil and farming in the Colombian Amazon. It is a powerful critique of capitalist agriculture and a rich account of alternative practices.

June 22, 2020
Jared Olson

Who Killed Berta Cáceres? by Nina Lakhani tells the story of how politicians and corporations repressed social movements in post-coup Honduras.

June 10, 2020
Néstor David Pastor

A new documentary provides an opportunity for audiences to reclaim a critical chapter in Peruvian history—the 1969 agrarian reform. 

June 5, 2020
Jacquelyn Kovarik

In his new book, John Washington chronicles the tragic reality of asylum in the United States. 

May 27, 2020
Philip Luke Johnson

A review of The Jakarta Method by Vincent Bevins, which traces the history of the Cold War from the perspective of two often overlooked countries: Indonesia and Brazil.

March 23, 2020
Verónica Enid Dávila Ellis

YHLQMDLG is a reggaetón album that will only sound groundbreaking outside of the genre's vanguard.

March 12, 2020
Vanessa Freije

It is very rare to have U.S. audience attention centered on Mexico. Unfortunately, Narcos Mexico squanders the opportunity. 

January 8, 2020
Ben Terrall

In their new books, two veteran journalists detail the U.S. role in the national—and global—rise and fortification of borders.

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