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To encourage class analysis of sociocultural realities and political strategies to transform Latin American sociopolitical structures. We make a conscious effort to publish a diversity of political viewpoints.

To encourage class analysis of sociocultural realities and political strategies to transform Latin American sociopolitical structures. We make a conscious effort to publish a diversity of political viewpoints.
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To encourage class analysis of sociocultural realities and political strategies to transform Latin American sociopolitical structures. We make a conscious effort to publish a diversity of political viewpoints.

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Environmental Violence in Mexico

9/2/2019
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Title: Environmental Violence in Mexico Issue #: 204 | Volume #: 42 | Number #: 5 Date: September 2015 Interviewer: Tomas Ocampo Interviewees: Nemer E. Narchi Short Description: This issue analyzes the outcomes of the neoliberal restructuring of Mexico in socio-environmental terms. In doing so, the featured articles rely on the critical lenses of political ecology and political economy to show how individual capitals and policy makers use the political, economic and constabulary forces to...

Duration:00:10:12

The Return of the State, New Social Actors, and Post-Neoliberalism in Ecuador

9/2/2019
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Title: The Return of the State, New Social Actors, and Post-Neoliberalism in Ecuador Issue #: 206 | Volume #: 43 | Number #: 1 Date: January 2016 Interviewer: Tomas Ocampo Interviewees: Veronica Silva Short Description: This issue brings together critical contributions to help appreciate some dimensions of the profound impact of the deep socio-economic and political transformations that the Citizen Revolution led by Rafael Correa has been pushing for since its inception in 2007. The main...

Duration:00:12:46

Deconstructing the Post-Neoliberal State: Intimate Perspectives on Contemporary Brazil

9/2/2019
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Deconstructing the Post-Neoliberal State: Intimate Perspectives on Contemporary Brazil Issue #: 207 | Volume #: 43 | Number #: 2 Date: March 2016 Interviewer: Tomas Ocampo Interviewees: Wendy Wolford and John French Short Description: This issue brings together critical contributions to help appreciate some dimensions of the profound impact of the deep socio-economic and political transformations that the Citizen Revolution led by Rafael Correa has been pushing for since its inception in...

Duration:00:19:41

Spirits, Bodies, and Structures: Religion, Politics, and Social Inequality in Latin America

9/1/2019
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Spirits, Bodies, and Structures: Religion, Politics, and Social Inequality in Latin America Issue #: 208 | Volume #: 43 | Number #: 3 Date: May 2016 Interviewer: Tomas Ocampo Interviewees: Jennifer Scheper Hughes Short Description: This special issue of Latin American Perspectives returns to consider the theme of religion and social inequality and the social movements that seek to address religions’ ambivalent legacy across the continent. The articles take up a materialist approach to the...

Duration:00:07:09

Climate Change in Latin America

9/1/2019
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Climate Change in Latin America Issue #: 209 | Volume #: 43 | Number #: 4 Date: July 2016 Interviewer: Tomas Ocampo Interviewees: Jorge Rojas Hernandez Short Description: This issue provides a counterpoint to the global and diplomatic drama of the Paris climate negotiations by offering a territorialized, bottom-up approach that breaks with the asymmetrical “North-South” logic of (developed) winners and (less developed) losers. The articles describe local governance strategies, based on...

Duration:00:15:32

The Resurgence of Collective Memory, Truth, and Justice Mobilizations Part 3: Culture, Politics, and Social Mobilizations

9/1/2019
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The Resurgence Of Collective Memory, Truth, And Justice Mobilizations Part 2: Art, Culture, And Violence Issue #: 210 | Volume #: 43 | Number #: 5 Date: September 2016 Interviewer: Tomas Ocampo Interviewees: Roberta Villalon Short Description: Since the turn of the century, various Latin American countries have witnessed a second wave of memory, truth, and justice mobilizations to address unresolved human rights abuses of past military regimes and civil conflicts. This issue—the second of a...

Duration:00:24:29

The Legacy of Hugo Chávez

9/1/2019
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The Legacy of Hugo Chávez Issue #: 212 | Volume #: 44 | Number #: 1 Date: January 2017 Interviewer: Tomas Ocampo Interviewees: Daniel Hellinger and Anthony Petros Spanakos Short Description: The purpose of this special issue is contribute to a better understanding of the possibilities and limits of the Bolivarian project, ranging from democratic innovations to economic experimentation, from alternative economic integration to the role of charisma in revolutionary politics. Contributions...

Duration:00:12:59

Urban Latin America: Part 2: Planning Latin American Cities: Dependencies and “Best Practices”

9/1/2019
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Urban Latin America: Part 2: Planning Latin American Cities: Dependencies and “Best Practices” Issue #: 213 | Volume #: 44 | Number #: 2 Date: March 2017 Interviewer: Tomas Ocampo Interviewees: Tom Angotti and Clara Irazábal Short Description: Urban planning in Latin America reflects the historic dependencies and inequalities of peripheral capitalism. These were amplified by recent neoliberal reforms in housing, transportation and social policy. This issue looks critically at urban reforms...

Duration:00:13:01

Urban Latin America: Part 3: Planning Latin American Cities: Housing and Citizenship

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Urban Latin America: Part 3: Planning Latin American Cities: Housing and Citizenship Issue #: 214 | Volume #: 44 | Number #: 3 Date: May 2017 Interviewer: Tomas Ocampo Interviewees: Tom Angotti and Clara Irazábal Short Description: Urban social movements have contested the conditions under which people live and work in Latin America’s cities. The movements arose in response to the urban and housing policies of the neoliberal state, reflect deep contradictions of class, gender, poverty and...

Duration:00:15:45

The Chilean Earthquake of 2010: Challenging the Capabilities of the Neoliberal

9/1/2019
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The Chilean Earthquake of 2010: Challenging the Capabilities of the Neoliberal State Issue #: 215 | Volume #: 44 | Number #: 4 Date: July 2017 Interviewer: Tomas Ocampo Interviewees: Kristen Sehnbruch Short Description: On February 27th 2010, southern Chile was hit by an 8.8 magnitude earthquake followed by several devastating tsunamis. The disaster cost 575 lives and economic losses equivalent to 18% of Chile’s GDP. Although Chile’s earthquake resistant construction prevented far greater...

Duration:00:15:55

Democracy, Repression, and the Defense of Human Rights

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Title: Democracy, Repression, and the Defense of Human Rights Issue #: 216 | Volume #: 44 | Number #: 5 Date: September 2017 Interviewer: Tomas Ocampo Interviewees: William Avilés and Leila Celis Short Description: In the 1990s Barry Gills, Joel Rocamora, and Richard Wilson directly challenged the democratic-transitions literature by introducing the model of “low-intensity democracy” a largely procedural democracy that allows political opposition, greater individual freedoms, a reduced...

Duration:00:08:27

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking in Latin America

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Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking in Latin America Issue #: 217 | Volume #: 44 | Number #: 6 Date: November 2017 Interviewer: Alexander Scott Interviewees: Daniela Issa Short Description: Modern slavery and human trafficking affect an estimated 1.8 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean today yet remain significantly understudied given their devastating human consequences. This issue addresses this gap in the slavery and trafficking scholarship by taking a critical look at it...

Duration:00:09:57

The Urban Informal Economy Revisited

9/1/2019
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The Urban Informal Economy Revisited Issue #: 218 | Volume #: 45 | Number #: 1 Date: January 2018 Interviewer: Alexander Scott Interviewees: Ray Bromley and Tamara Diana Wilson Short Description: The distinction between “formal” and “informal” jobs and enterprises was first introduced in the 1970s and has been very widely used ever since. The underlying assumption was that the formal economy would gradually expand and dominate, and the informal economy would gradually disappear. The reality,...

Duration:00:08:40

Freeing Latin America from Erroneous Theses

9/1/2019
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Freeing Latin America from Erroneous Theses Issue #: 219 | Volume #: 45 | Number #: 2 Date: March 2018 Interviewer: Alexander Scott Interviewees: Jan Rus, Arturo Alvarado, and Serena Chew Plascencia Short Description: More than a half century after the publication of Rodolfo Stavenhagen’s landmark essay “7 Erroneous Thesis about Latin America”, its critique of dominant development thinking remains sharp, as was shown at a colloquium hosted by El Colegio de México 50 years to the day after...

Duration:00:12:10

Media, Politics, and Democratization in Latin America

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Issue #: 220 | Volume #: 45 | Number #: 3 Date: May 2018 Interviewer: Alexander Scott Interviewees: Javier Campo and Tomás Crowder-Taraborrelli Short Description: This special issue of Latin American Perspectives investigates a matter that has undergone critical transformations in recent years. From the period of progressive governments to the current neoliberal restoration, the media went from being thought of as a public service to a private business. This issue features articles on...

Duration:00:11:22

The Cold War and Latin American Studies

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Title: The Cold War and Latin American Studies Issue #: 221 | Volume #: 45 | Number #: 4 Date: July 2018 Interviewer: Alexander Scott Interviewees: Ronald Chilcote Short Description: The Cold War shaped and deeply impacted Latin American Studies after World War II. This special issue includes incisive essays on the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Soviet Union, and China. Initially LAS evolved alongside U.S. foreign policy and a series of coups to contain progressive...

Duration:00:15:00

Open Veins Revisited: The New Extractivism in Latin America

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Title: Open Veins Revisited: The New Extractivism in Latin America Issue #: 222 | Volume #: 45 | Number #: 5 Date: September 2018 Interviewer: Alexander Scott Interviewees: Linda Farthing and Nicole Fabricant Short Description: Ever since the elusive search for El Dorado began in the 16th century, the history of Latin America has been a tale of resource extraction. This issue focuses on the interconnections and impacts of global resource-based economies on topics as wide-ranging as local...

Duration:00:15:01

Immigrants, Indigenous People, and Workers Pursuing Justice

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Title: Immigrants, Indigenous People, and Workers Pursuing Justice Issue #: 223 | Volume #: 45 | Number #: 6 Date: November 2018 Interviewer: Alex Scott Interviewees: Lynn Stephen, María L. Cruz-Torres and Seth M. Holmes Short Description: This issue covers a number of topics that are very much in the forefront of political discussion, among them immigration, indigenous rights, workers’ struggles, and governance.

Pink-Tide Governments: Pragmatic and Populist Responses to Challenges from the Right

9/1/2019
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Title: Pink-Tide Governments: Pragmatic and Populist Responses to Challenges from the Right Issue #: 224 | Volume #: 46 | Number #: 1 Date: January 2019 Interviewer: Alexander Scott Interviewees: Steve Ellner Short Description: This issue sheds light on positive and negatives sides of progressive or “Pink Tide” governments which it places in political and economic contexts, specifically destabilizing efforts by a “disloyal opposition” and disinvestment by the private sector. The issue looks...

Duration:00:35:24

Israel, Palestine, and Latin America: Conflictual Relationships 226/46/3 May 2019

9/1/2019
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Issue #: 226 | Volume #: 46 | Number #: 3 Date: May 2019 Interviewer: Alexander Scott Interviewees: Pablo Pozzi Short Description: This issue of LAP represents a step toward a better understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a Latin American context. The articles cover a range of historical and current topics and show that Arab and Jewish histories are an integral part of Latin American history, that Latin America has been an important actor in the conflict over Palestine, and...

Duration:00:23:13