COMMENT: Spring - Fall 2019
By Harley Shaiken | The CLAS Chair comments on the Fall 2019 Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies.
MEXICO: López Obrador’s “Fourth Transformation”
By Denise Dresser | How is the López Obrador administration attempting to transform Mexico? Denise Dresser looks at the initial stages.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Central American Migrations
By James G. Lamb | A report on a panel of experts discussing at Central American migrations and the moral crisis on the U.S. border.
HUMAN RIGHTS: Michelle Bachelet – An Inspiration
By Maria Echaveste | A reflection on the life of Michelle Bachelet, the current United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
LAW: Expanding the Frontiers of Justice
By Naomi Roht-Arriaza | Juan Guzmán Tapia changed the course of justice in Chile and throughout the world. Naomi Roht-Arriaza writes about his impact.
MEMOIR: At the Edge of the World: Memories of a Judge Who Indicted Pinochet
By Juan Guzmán Tapia | An excerpt from the memoirs of Juan Guzmán Tapia, the courageous Chilean judge who indicted Augusto Pinochet.
ART: Rivera, Kahlo, and the Detroit Murals: A History and a Personal Journey
CUBA: A Very Long History of English Speakers’ Plots Against Havana
By Elena A. Schneider | Why have England and the U.S. been obsessed with control of Cuba's capital? Elena Schneider delves into the history.
LATIN AMERICA: Chile and Argentina Propel Science
By Christian A.M. Wilson | Christian A.M. Wilson invited Nobel laureate Randy Schekman to share his expertise in Latin America, and Schekman is interviewed by Harley Shaiken.
MEMOIR: Smuggling My Way Into Academe
By Peter Andreas | The author recounts a childhood traveling with his mother through Latin America and participating in left-wing movements.
WHIMSY: A Long Petal of the Sea
A Pablo Neruda poem provides the title for Isabel Allende's new book.