Category: Central America

Download E-books Environmental Justice in Latin America: Problems, Promise, and Practice (Urban and Industrial Environments) PDF

Environmental justice issues shape a major a part of renowned environmental hobbies in lots of international locations. Activists, students, and policymakers within the constructing global, for instance, more and more use the instruments of environmental justice to hyperlink issues over social justice and environmental future health. Environmental Justice in Latin the USA investigates the emergence of a distinctively Latin American environmental justice circulation, supplying analyses and case stories that research either the promise and the bounds of environmental justice in Latin the United States and the Caribbean -- either as a rallying element for renowned mobilization and as a collection of ideas for research and policymaking.

After contemplating such conceptual matters because the connection among environmental stipulations and race, exchange, and social justice, the e-book provides a sequence of case reports. those experiences concentration first on commercial improvement, reading such issues as social stress over "megadevelopment" tasks in Argentina and the targeted commercial waste risks of the export meeting vegetation at the U.S.-Mexico border, after which at the energy and politics focused on land and source use. different chapters discover ecotourism, inequitable land distribution in Brazil, the continuing fight for justice and responsibility over the previous U.S. army bombing diversity in Vieques, Puerto Rico, and water coverage in Chile, Bolivia, and Mexico. Taken jointly, the analyses and case reviews recommend that environmental justice -- which highlights either broader problems with worldwide injustice and native issues -- holds large promise with a view to comprehend and handle environmental inequities in Latin the US and elsewhere.

ContributorsHenri Acselrad, David V. Carruthers, Jordi Díez, Katherine T. McCaffrey, Sarah A. Moore, Peter Newell, Tom Perreault, Carlos Reboratti, Reyes Rodríguez, Juanita Sundberg, Stefanie Wickstrom, Wendy Wolford, Michele Zebich-Knos.

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Download E-books African Diaspora in the Cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States PDF

By Persephone Braham, Phillip Penix-Tadsen

Scholars of the African Americas are often segregated from each other via quarter or interval, by way of language, or via self-discipline. Bringing jointly essays on type, the visible arts, movie, literature, and historical past, this quantity exhibits how our knowing of the African diaspora within the Americas might be enriched by means of crossing disciplinary obstacles to recontextualize photos, phrases, and ideas as a part of a far better complete.

Diaspora describes dispersion, but additionally the seeding, sowing, or scattering of spores that take root and develop, maturing and adapting inside of new environments. The examples of diasporic cultural creation explored during this quantity think of loss and dispersal, yet additionally they represent expansive and dynamic highbrow and inventive creation, neither completely African nor entirely American (in the hemispheric sense), whose resonance deeply inflects all the Americas. African Diaspora within the Cultures of Latin the USA, the Caribbean, and the United States represents a decision for multidisciplinary, collaborative, and complicated ways to the topic of the African diaspora.

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Download E-books Havana and the Atlantic in the Sixteenth Century (Envisioning Cuba) PDF

By Alejandro de la Fuente

Havana within the 1550s was once a small coastal village with a really restricted inhabitants that used to be susceptible to assault. through 1610, in spite of the fact that, below Spanish rule it had turn into one of many best-fortified port towns on the planet and an Atlantic middle of transport, trade, and shipbuilding. utilizing all to be had neighborhood Cuban assets, Alejandro de l. a. Fuente presents the 1st exam of the transformation of Havana right into a shiny Atlantic port urban and the fastest-growing city middle within the Americas within the past due 16th century. He exhibits how neighborhood pursuits took benefit of the imperial layout and situates Havana in the slavery and financial platforms of the colonial Atlantic.

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Download E-books Costa Rica (Ulysses Travel Guides) (Ulysses Travel Guide Costa Rica) PDF

By Francis Giguere, Yves Seguin

This advisor presents travelers with the main large choice of functional addresses, it doesn't matter what their price range. designated emphasis on ecotourism and at the tradition, heritage and typical wonders of this critical American gem.

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Download E-books Post-transitional Justice: Human Rights Trials in Chile and El Salvador PDF

Latin the US remains to be facing the legacy of terror and torture from its authoritarian prior. within the years after the recovery of democratic governments in international locations the place violations of human rights have been such a lot rampant, the efforts to carry former govt officers liable have been typically carried out on the point of the kingdom, via publicly appointed fact commissions and different such units. This degree of “transitional justice” has been conscientiously and exhaustively studied. yet as this primary wave of efforts died down, with many nonetheless left unhappy that justice have been rendered, a brand new process started to take over. In Post-transitional Justice, Cath Collins examines the detailed nature of this process, which mixes evolving criminal thoughts via deepest actors with adjustments in family judicial platforms. Collins offers either a theoretical framework and a finely certain research of the way this has performed out in international locations, Chile and El Salvador. Drawing on greater than 300 interviews, Collins analyzes the explanations why the method completed relative luck in Chile yet didn't in El Salvador.

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Download E-books Agrarian Structure Political Power: Landlord And Peasant In The Making Of (Pitt Latin American Series) PDF

The bothered heritage of democracy in Latin the United States has been the topic of a lot scholarly commentary.  This quantity breaks new floor by means of systematically exploring the linkages one of the old legacies of enormous landholding styles, agrarian type family members, and authoritarian as opposed to democratic trajectories in Latin American countries.  The essays handle questions on the significance of huge landownders for the nationwide financial system, the exertions wishes and hard work kin of those landowners, makes an attempt of landowners to enlist the help of the kingdom to regulate hard work, and the democratic varieties of rule within the 20th century.

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Download E-books Rascally Signs in Sacred Places: The Politics of Culture in Nicaragua (H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman Series) PDF

By David E. Whisnant

David Whisnant presents a finished research of the dynamic dating among tradition, energy, and coverage in Nicaragua over the past 450 years. Spanning a huge spectrum of well known and conventional expressive forms--including literature, tune, movie, and broadcast media--the e-book explores the evolution of Nicaraguan tradition, its manipulation for political reasons, and the competition to cultural coverage by way of numerous marginalized social and neighborhood teams.

Within the old narrative of cultural switch through the years, Whisnant skillfully discusses very important case reports of Nicaraguan cultural politics: the results of the unauthorized elimination of archaeological treasures from the rustic within the 19th century; the perennial makes an attempt by way of political factions to capitalize at the attractiveness of 2 honored cultural figures, poet Ruben Dario and insurgent common Augusto C. Sandino; and the continued fight by means of Nicaraguan girls for liberation from conventional gender relations.

Originally released in 1995.

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Download E-books Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination PDF

By Richard Price

Thirty-five years into his learn one of the descendants of insurgent slaves residing within the South American rain wooded area, anthropologist Richard cost encountered Tooy, a clergyman, thinker, and healer dwelling in a coarse shantytown at the outskirts of Cayenne, French Guiana. Tooy is a time visitor who crosses barriers among centuries, continents, the worlds of the residing and the lifeless, and the obvious and invisible. With an cutting edge combination of storytelling and scholarship, Travels with Tooy recounts the jointly enlightening and mind-expanding trips of those intellectuals.

Included at the itinerary for this hallucinatory day trip: forays into the eighteenth century to speak with slaves newly arrived from Africa; leaps into the midst of battles opposed to colonial armies; shut encounters with double brokers and femme fatale woodland spirits; and journeys underwater to talk to the comely sea gods who regulate the world’s cash provide. This enthralling e-book attracts on Price’s long term ethnographic and archival learn, yet certainly on Tooy’s teachings, songs, tales, and mystery languages to discover how Africans within the Americas have created outstanding new worlds of the imagination.

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Download E-books Historical Dictionary of Costa Rica PDF

By Theodore S. Creedman

Creedman's unique Historical Dictionary of Costa Rica seemed in 1977. the recent variation is almost 50% higher, the fruit of numerous summers the writer spent operating during this finest a part of relevant the United States. the sooner textual content has been up to date. Its assurance has additionally been particularly prolonged, particularly in appreciate to ecomonic and cultural historical past. The bibliography has been stated thus far, and a chronology has been extra. The author's loss of life intervened in June 1985, whilst simply the 1st draft of the recent variation have been written. His pal Gary G. Kuhn, professor of heritage, college of Wisconsin-La Crosse, accomplished the paintings, to which the sequence editor, Laurence Hallewell, has additionally contributed.

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