Reviews

November 19, 2021
Daniel Rey

Ada Ferrer’s latest book is a nuanced study tracing the importance of slavery to U.S.–Cuba relations from American independence through the Civil War.

November 8, 2021
Humberto J. Rocha

This 2020 Netflix documentary examines the origins and development of Latin American rock and the role it has played in the region’s history and politics.

October 29, 2021
Estefania Castañeda Pérez

Akers Chacón provides a historical account of the neoliberal contradiction in immigration enforcement: open borders for capitalism, criminalization for cross-border workers.

October 21, 2021
Michelle Chase

In his new book, Joshua Frens-String examines 20th century Chilean politics through the lens of food.

October 15, 2021
Daniel Rey

A new PBS documentary explores the life and career of literary figure José Lezama Lima in revolutionary Cuba.

October 7, 2021
Angelo Rivero Santos

A comparative look at Pink Tide governments across the region and the impact of their policies on the extractive sector and development processes in the early 21st century.

September 14, 2021
Cruz Bonlarron Martínez

Ismael García-Colón’s new book provides a comprehensive history of Puerto Rican migration to rural communities in the United States.

July 19, 2021
Daniel Rey

Juan Villoro’s interpretation of the Americas’ most extraordinary city offers readers the perspective of a well-traveled insider.

June 16, 2021
Andrea Penman-Lomeli

Now available in English from Charco Press, Selva Almada’s journalistic novel chronicles the cases of three women who grew up in the interior of Argentina and were murdered during her youth.

May 27, 2021
Cruz Bonlarron Martínez

Teo Ballvé unpacks the discourse of state absence in Northern Colombian and argues that statebuilding does not necessarily result in peacebuilding.

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