Reviews

April 21, 2021
Daniel Rey

Joey Whitfield uses the writings of incarcerated people from across Latin America to show how penal systems reinforce the socio-racial hierarchy of the colonial age.

January 13, 2021
Steven Cohen

Lina Britto examines how marijuana created a new political culture in Colombia, opening the landscape of possibility for today’s criminal intrigues.

November 30, 2020
Kelly Urban

Daniel A. Rodríguez and Don Fitz excavate the deep historical roots of Cuba's twenty-first-century medical exceptionalism.

October 12, 2020
María Isabel Alfonso

A new documentary draws on Silvio Rodríguez’s recollections of Cuba’s 1961 literacy campaign, offering an intimate gaze of the humanitarian initiative.

October 8, 2020
Daniel Rey

A new history of Bolívar by Robert T. Conn explores his contested legacy in Latin America.

September 11, 2020
Leo Schwartz

Toby Muse tracks one kilo of cocaine from harvest to trafficking, documenting Colombia’s changed drug landscape following the 2016 Peace Accords.

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.

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