COMMENT: Fall 2010
By Harley Shaiken | Introducing the Fall 2010 issue of the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies and commenting on the fall semester.
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY: Green Ideas From Europe
By Robert Collier | Journalist Robert Collier outlines the ideas presented by European parliamentarian and environmentalist Daniel Cohn-Bendit during his CLAS visit.
TRADE: China Discovers Latin America
By Kevin P. Gallagher | Surveying Latin America’s response to Chinese investment in the region with Kevin P. Gallagher.
THE U.S. - MEXICAN WAR: Forgotten Foes
By Brian DeLay | Unearthing the forgotten role played by Native Americans in the U.S.–Mexican War with historian Brian DeLay.
MEXICO: Gender, Politics and the Church
By Margaret Chowning | Exploring with the author how Mexican women created positions of authority for themselves within the Catholic Church during the tumultuous post-Independence years.
MEXICO: Radicals, Revolutionaries and Exiles: Mexico City in the 1920s
By Barry Carr | Delving into the ferment of post-Revolutionary life in Mexico City.
MEXICO: City of Lakes: Searching for Pantitlan
By Ivonne Del Valle | Analyzing the colonizers’ ongoing struggle to manage lake water in the Valley of Mexico.
FILM: Behind the Pristine City. . . Rubbish People
By Nancy Scheper-Hughes | Reviewing “Waste Land,” the Oscar-nominated documentary about art and Brazilian trash pickers.
ENVIRONMENT: Sustainable Architecture
By Sandy Brown | Reporting on Paz Gutierrez’s work on the cutting edge of sustainable architecture.
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY: Latin America's Cleantech Future
By Christian Casillas | Discussing with a panel the climate for cleantech investment in Latin America.
RESEARCH: Death Dealing in Guatemala City
By Anthony Fontes | Killing and mourning lie at the heart of Guatemala City’s gang culture.
EL SALVADOR: Outflanking Discrimination
By Allison Davenport | Detailing the work of Salvadoran gay-rights activist William Hernández.
COLOMBIA: The Rise and Fall of Narco-Soccer
By Sarah Krupp | Screening “The Two Escobars” brings the links between drug trafficking and sports into focus through a tragic story.
FILM: Remembering Romero
By Anthony Fontes | Remembering while reviewing the documentary “Monseñor” and the man who inspired it, Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero.
BOTERO: Fernando Botero's "Country Wedding"
By Peter Selz | Analyzing “Country Wedding,” one of Fernando Botero’s recent works, with art historian Peter Selz.