Reviews

March 4, 2022
Marianne P. Quijano

One village’s shift from subsistence farming community to link in the global economic chain offers important perspective on Panama’s political, economic, and social transformations.

February 18, 2022
Dan Beeton

Decades of joint organizing between two independent labor unions—one in Mexico and one in the United States—show the power of fighting for workers’ rights across borders.

February 11, 2022
Joseph Nevins

A historical and contemporary look at migrant incarceration and the detainees pushing for change inside and beyond the system.

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.

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