Latin America - Culture and Politics
Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile is relatively well known in the UK, but what happened during the Argentine dictatorship, 1976-83, when thousands of men, women, and children were subjected to state terrorism, remains largely unknown. The book describes the secret detention camps, the disappearances,...
Moving Forward / Salir Adelante
Pia Riggirozzi, Bruna Curcio, Tallulah Lines, Natalia Cintra
Compiling photographs and testimonies from Indigenous Warao and non-Indigenous Venezuelan women displaced in Brazil, ‘Moving Forward / Salir Adelante' offers a candid and often shocking insight into migrant women’s experiences. It specifically looks at the challenges these women face, their vulnerab...
The Heart of Our Earth
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From the time of Columbus and the Spanish conquistadores, the history of Latin America has been closely entwined with mining. Yet in recent decades, the industry has taken on vast new dimensions...
Women Resisting Violence
Women Resisting Violence Collective
Women Resisting Violence is an illuminating and powerful account of the ways in which women and girls encounter violence and the bold initiatives they are developing to respond to it. Across Latin America, the number of femicides has grown at an alarming rate, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. A...
Crossed Off the Map
Blending travel writing, history and reportage, 'Crossed off the Map: Travels in Bolivia' journeys from the Andes to the Amazon to explore Bolivia’s turbulent past and contemporary challenges. It tells the story of the country’s profound and unexpected influence on the wider world over the last 5...
Mexico Inside Out
Mexico is a country of upheavals: it's not only a land of volcanoes and earthquakes, but historically it has seen empires rise and fall, and revolutions bring dramatic changes to its society. This short book offers an up-to-date analysis of all aspects of life in Mexico today. It includes a look at...
The Past is an Imperfect Tense
The adoption of a baby by a couple unable to have children is the point of departure for The Past is an Imperfect Tense, in which B. Kucinski tells the story of a father-son relationship that begins intense and loving and ends up in pieces. The decline begins in the boy’s adolescence as he becomes i...
Voices of Latin America
These are uncertain times in Latin America. Popular faith in democracy has been shaken; traditional political parties and institutions have stagnated. And yet, in recent years, autonomous social movements have multiplied and thrived. Voices of Latin America tells the story of the major issues, confl...
The Tapajós River, a major tributary of the Amazon, is renowned for its extraordinary biodiversity and the vitality of its indigenous and riverine communities. But it is gradually being carved up by highways, hydroelectric dams and railways, built to allow agribusiness, the new powerhouse of the Bra...
Argentina under the Kirchners
In 2003 Néstor Kirchner took power in a country still reeling from financial meltdown. He set out to reverse the extreme neo-liberal policies of the 1990s, and ruled through heady years of unprecedented economic growth. Néstor was one half of a political couple -- his wife Cristina Fernández de...