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Migrants and Political Change in Latin America

This book reveals how migrants shape the politics of their countries of origin, drawing on research from Mexico, Colombia, and Ecuador and their diasporas, the three largest in Latin America. Luis Jiménez discusses the political changes that result when migrants return to their native countries in person and also when they send back new ideas and funds—social and economic “remittances”—through transnational networks.

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Afro-Politics and Civil Society in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

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Race, Ideology, and the Decline of Caribbean Marxism

Most studies view the Caribbean as disparate countries prone to revolution and ripe for rebellion. In a refreshing departure from the norm, Anthony Maingot, using historical and contemporary examples, explains that the region is actually populated by resilient, adaptable societies with a political culture comprising both modern and conservative elements.

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Emergent Brazil: Key Perspectives on a New Global Power

Offering an interdisciplinary approach to the critical issues facing Brazil, the contributors to this volume analyze the democratization of the country's media, its nuclear capabilities, changing crime rates, the spread of Pentecostalism and indigenous religions, the development of popular culture, the growth of Brazilian agribusiness, and the implementation of sustainable economic development, especially in the Amazon.


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Cuban Revelations: Behind the Scenes in Havana

An insider’s view of the Castro brothers’ rule

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Cuban Economists on the Cuban Economy

This book brings together some of the island’s leading economists to discuss the good and the bad about their own economy.

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Fifty Years of Revolution: Perspectives on Cuba, the United States, and the World

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Transnational Politics in Central America

In Transnational Politics in Central America, Luis Roniger argues for the importance of examining the connected history, close relationships and mutual impact of the societies of Central America upon one another.

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Venezuela's Petro-Diplomacy: Hugo Chávez's Foreign Policy

Venezuela's Petro-Diplomacy offers fresh, authoritative insights into a wide array of questions hanging over Venezuelan foreign policy and the leadership of the maverick president, Chavez. 

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Failed Sanctions: Why the U.S. Embargo against Cuba Could Never Work