Reviews

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.

November 12, 2019
Ben Terrall

In his new book, Greg Grandin masterfully shows how intersecting themes of empire, border, expansionism, and racism are the backbone of American history. 

November 7, 2019
Belén Fernández

The new book by Óscar and Juan José Martínez masterfully tells the story of a member of the Hollywood Locos Salvatrucha clique of MS-13 in El Salvador.

July 16, 2019
Andre Pagliarini

In The Edge of Democracy, a Netflix documentary, Petra Costa recounts the rise and fall of Brazilian democracy and the human costs of lost hope. While there is much to praise about the film, it sometimes sacrifices nuance for the sake of clarity.   

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