COMMENT: Fall 2013
By Harley Shaiken | Introducing the Fall 2013 edition of the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies.
CHILE: The End of Privatopia?
By Javier Couso | Critiquing Chile’s neoliberal economic model with Professor Javier Couso, author of The Other Model (El Otro Modelo: Del orden neoliberal al régimen de lo público).
EL OTRO MODELO: Chile's Inequality — and Ours
By Paul Pierson| Comparing Chile’s economic paradigm, as laid out by Javier Couso, to that of the United States.
EL OTRO MODELO: Market Means to Social Democratic Ends
By J. Bradford DeLong | Urging Chile not to throw out useful market mechanisms with the post-Pinochet bathwater.
GUATEMALA: Honoring Justice
By Steve Fisher | Talking to a Berkeley audience, the three Guatemalan judges who convicted former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt of genocide and crimes against humanity relate their experience of the trial.
MIGRATION: The Economic Benefits of Immigration
By Giovanni Peri | Outlining the economic benefits of immigration for the United States.
CUBA: Slavery and the Siege of Havana
By Raphael Murillo | Revealing the hidden history behind the Siege of Havana with Professor Elena Schneider.
COLOMBIA: Supporting the Troops?
By Erica Hellerstein | Providing experimental data, Professor Aila Matanock shows that Colombians overstate their support for the military in traditional surveys.
MIGRATION: Rape in the Fields
By Bernice Yeung and Andrés Cediel | Giving a behind-the-scenes look at the making of their documentary “Rape in the Fields.”
MEXICO: Beheading the Hydra
By Chris Carter | Tackling the question, with Professor Beatriz Magaloni: Why has the strategy of taking out drug lords increased violence in Mexico?
MIGRATION: A Central American Odyssey
By Sarah Yolanda McClure | Traveling with Sonia Nazario atop the train known as “la bestia” to document the travails of young Central American migrants attempting to rejoin their parents in the United States.
ENVIRONMENT: Rare Earths: Lessons for Latin America
By Julie Klinger | ExperiencIng China's toxic legacy of rare earths mining provides a warning for those in Latin America planning to expand their own rare earths industries.
BOLIVIA: Underground Cooperatives
By Andrea Marston | Mining provides jobs and cooperatives make the Bolivian mining sector more flexible, but they also leave miners with few safety protections. Are the trade-offs worth it?
CHILE: In Pursuit of Choice
By Erica Hellerstein | Investigating what Chile’s anti-abortion laws, amongst the most stringent in the world, mean for Chilean people facing an unwanted pregnancy.
THEATER: Milton and Augusto
By Erica Hellerstein | Dramatizing the mid-1970s meeting between the economist Milton Friedman and the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in a new play by Robert Reich.
LITERATURE: Sheltering Desire
By Gabriela Cabezón Cámara (translated by Deborah Meacham) | Feeding the creative impulse with Argentine author Gabriela Cabezón Cámara.