Dr. Erin Beck, an associate professor of political science at the University of Oregon and an award-winning author, spoke with Steven about the recent general election in Guatemala. How Development Projects Persist: Everyday Negotiations with Guatemalan NGOs (Duke University Press, 2017)
TLA article of the week: The United States in El Oro: The OCIAA and the Diplomacy of Emergency Rehabilitation during WWII
The United States in El Oro:The OCIAA and the Diplomacy of Emergency Rehabilitation during WWII In this week’s featured article, Monica Rankin examines the efforts of the U.S. Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs’ (OCIAA) to rebuild Ecuador’s El Oro province, an already underdeveloped zone further debilitated by Peruvian military occupation and a refugee crisis. The El Oro Technical Mission, which began work in 1942, concluded that providing rehabilitation assistance in the region would Read more…
The submission deadline for the Annals issue of The Latin Americanist has been extended until July 31. If you attended the Oaxaca meeting and have not yet done so, consider submitting your conference paper for consideration of publication in the Annals issue of TLA. For any questions or concerns, direct them to Jürgen Buchenau (JBuchenau@uncc.edu) or Gregory Crider (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Drs. Rita Palacios and Paul Worley joined Steven to discuss their new book entitled Unwriting Maya Literature: Ts’íib as Recorded Knowledge. This episode is the first in an occasional series on the Maya.
TLA article of the week: Soldiers, Militias, and Tamboreros Cabildantes in Bocachica and Cartagena de Indias, 1741–1973
Soldiers, Militias, and Tamboreros Cabildantes in Bocachica and Cartagena de Indias, 1741–1973 In this week’s featured article, Viviana Quintero Márquez excavates and contrasts the interviews made in Bocachica –a fortified town located ten kilometers from Cartagena de Indias—during the 1970s with colonial sources, and identifies how Bocachica’s inhabitants participated in defending Spain from sanctioned and unsanctioned English imperial attacks, and at the same time recreated African traditions that constituted serious concerns for Spanish authorities. African and African Read more…
Dr. Stephen Neufeld joined Renata and Steven to discuss his award-winning book The Blood Contingent: The Military and the Making of Modern Mexico.
TLA article of the week: With or Without Them: Contemporary Student Movements and Parties in the Southern Cone
With or Without Them: Contemporary Student Movements and Parties in the Southern Cone In this week’s featured article, Dr. Indira Palacios-Valladares (2016) examines shifts in social movement ties to political parties. It does so by focusing on three important contemporary Latin American movements: the student movements of Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. Drawing on in-depth interviews with secondary and university activists in each country, the paper addresses two questions: First, why during the 1990s did student Read more…
Dr. Marixa Lasso of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia joined Steven to discuss her new book Erased: The Untold Story of the Panama Canal. Marixa on twitter
In this article published immediately after the 2016 election, Stephany Slaughter looks at the various spaces of political activisms and engagements for the Latinx communities. Check it out and happy reading. #TrumpEffects: Creating Rhetorical Spaces for Latinx Political Engagement
Congratulations to Jackie Sumner, SECOLAS’ immediate past president, for the publication of her article in Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos. Check it out and happy reading. The Indigenous Governor of Tlaxcala and Acceptable Indigenousness in the Porfirian Regime