The Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies


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The Fall 2011 issue of the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies features:

- Alma Guillermoprieto on memorials for 72 murdered Central American migrants;
- Student leader Giorgio Jackson on Chile's student protest movement;
- Diego Luna visits Berkeley to show his film "Miss Bala.

CLAS Chair Harley Shaiken comments on this issue of the Review.

Award-winning journalist Alma Guillermoprieto describes the process of creating a website to memorialize the 72 migrants who were murdered in Tamaulipas in 2010.

Professor Cristina Mora examines the forces that led to the creation of “Hispanic” identity in the United States.

What happened to the centrists in Peru’s 2011 election? Professor Steven Levitsky lays out the structural weaknesses that led to a surprising election year.

Professor Robert Pastor outlines his vision for a more united and strategic North America.

Professor emeritus Peter Evans remembers Antônio Barros de Castro, highlighting the Brazilian economist’s contributions to our understanding of the world economy.

Chilean student leader Giorgio Jackson outlines the educational inequalities that sparked the mass protests known as “the Chilean winter.”

Professor Harley Shaiken reviews the film “Miss Bala” and describes the special advanced screening CLAS hosted in December with the film’s producer Diego Luna.

Rafael Fernández de Castro, the former foreign policy advisor to Mexican president Felipe Calderón, describes the dynamics of the U.S.–Mexico diplomatic relationship.

Legal scholar Frank Zimring highlights some policing strategies from New York that could be applied to combatting drug-related crime in Mexico.

Professor Beatriz Manz follows the arc of Michelle Bachelet’s career.

California assembly member Gil Cedillo discusses the trajectory of his ultimately-successful California Dream Act, which made undocumented college students eligible for some forms of financial aid.

Sarah Weber discusses the film “Granito de Arena: How to Nail a Dictator,” a documentary about those struggling to end impunity in Guatemala.

Tinker Summer Research Grant recipient Sarah Krupp shares her findings on the comparative success of coca-eradication programs in Colombia’s Pacific Southwest.

Lyrics from the Inti-Illimani song “Vuelvo” performed by visiting scholar Horacio Salinas at UC Berkeley.