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The Politics of Violence in Latin America

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Latin America is one of the most violent regions in the world. It has suffered waves of repressive authoritarian rule, organized armed insurgency and civil war, violent protest, and ballooning rates of criminal violence. But is violence hard-wired into Latin…
Organized Violence: Capitalist Warfare in Latin America

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"At once a rigorous indictment of ruthless accumulation and a testimony to the bravery of those who stand, against the odds, in righteous opposition." -Jeffery R. Webber, author of The Last Day of Oppression, and the First Day of the Same Official stories say…
The School Of The Americas: Military Training and Political Violence in the Americas

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Located at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia, the School of the Americas (soa) is a U.S. Army center that has trained more than sixty thousand soldiers and police, mostly from Latin America, in counterinsurgency and combat-related skills since it was founded in…
The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail

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In his gripping and provocative debut, anthropologist Jason De León sheds light on one of the most pressing political issues of our time—the human consequences of US immigration policy. The Land of Open Graves reveals the suffering and deaths that…
A History Of Violence: Living And Dying In Central America
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|March 8, 2016

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This is a book about one of the deadliest places in the world El Salvador and Honduras have had the highest homicide rates in the world over the past ten years, with Guatemala close behind. Every day more than 1,000 people—men, women, and…
A Massacre In Mexico: The True Story Behind The Missing Forty Three Students

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The definitive account of the disappearance of forty-three Mexican students On September 26, 2014, a party of students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College were en route to a protest when intercepted by local police. A confrontation ensued. Come the…
The Judicialization Of Politics In Latin America
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|April 7, 2011

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During the last two decades the judiciary has come to play an increasingly important political role in Latin America. Constitutional courts and supreme courts are more active in counterbalancing executive and legislative power than ever before. At the same time,…
Beyond Repair?: Mayan Women's Protagonism In The Aftermath Of Genocidal Harm

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Beyond Repair? explores Mayan women's agency in the search for redress for harm suffered during the genocidal violence perpetrated by the Guatemalan state in the early 1980s at the height of the thirty-six-year armed conflict. The book draws on eight years of…
Violence in Colombia, 1990-2000: Waging War and Negotiating Peace

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Violence In Colombia provides students with a deeper understanding of the crisis facing Colombia today. The book focuses on the 1990s, a decade that witnessed a strengthening of the oldest and largest guerrilla insurgency in the Americas and the emergence of a…
Children Of Cain: Violence And The Violent In Latin America

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An honest judge in Medellin, a Maoist guerilla of Peru's Shining Path, the fair-haired Angel of Death in Argentina's Dirty War, the pool-party rich of El Salvador, the disabused revolutionaries of Nicaragua, and the ordinary Chileans who became silent partners…
Cities, Business, And The Politics Of Urban Violence In Latin America
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|January 6, 2016

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This book analyzes and explains the ways in which major developing world cities respond to the challenge of urban violence. The study shows how the political projects that cities launch to confront urban violence are shaped by the interaction between urban…
Cities, Business, and the Politics of Urban Violence in Latin America
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|January 6, 2016

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This book analyzes and explains the ways in which major developing world cities respond to the challenge of urban violence. The study shows how the political projects that cities launch to confront urban violence are shaped by the interaction between urban…