Reviews

August 12, 2022
Daniel Rey

Historian Peter J. Watson's first book examines how former Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos used sports to garner support for his peace process with the FARC. 

August 4, 2022
Zeles Vargas

Camila Sosa Villada’s debut novel Bad Girls gives readers access to overlooked narratives of Latin American gender and sexuality.

July 29, 2022
Lucía Cholakian Herrera

Francesca Lessa’s book follows the trials of perpetrators of The Condor Plan, the transnational network of state agents that used torture and violence against the Latin American left during the 1970s.

July 22, 2022
María Elena García

Kimberly Theidon’s book explores the conjoined legacies of war-time violence against women, children, and nature in Peru and Colombia.

July 15, 2022
Andrea Sempértegui

A new book traces the rise of Indigenous and peasant demands for a moratorium on mining in Ecuador.

July 8, 2022
Diana Sierra Becerra

From upper-class Catholic upbringing to opposing the U.S.-backed military regime, a Salvadoran political prisoner tells her extraordinary story of a life in the revolutionary struggle.

July 1, 2022
Pablo Millalén

Kelly Bauer’s book documents how post-dictatorship governments in Chile have responded inconsistently to Mapuche claims, often favoring political and economic elites.

June 24, 2022
Néstor David Pastor

A new documentary highlights the many difficulties facing an emerging generation of young farmers in Puerto Rico.

June 17, 2022
Amy Cox Hall

María Elena García’s new book exposes the intensely colonial and patriarchal politics underlying Peru’s much-praised gastronomic boom.

June 3, 2022
Daniel Rey

Through the stories of everyday citizens, writer and activist Carlos Manuel Álvarez highlights the island's diversity of people and experiences and the failures of the state.

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