The Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies


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The Fall 2019 issue of the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies draws on our wide-ranging program and community for some fresh perspectives.

- Denise Dresser on the initial stages of López Obrador's presidency in Mexico
- A panel of experts on the moral crisis of U.S. migration and asylum policy
- Looking at Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo's artistic legacy in and from Detroit.

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CLAS Chair Harley Shaiken comments on the Fall 2019 Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies.

How is the López Obrador administration attempting to transform Mexico? Denise Dresser looks at the initial stages.

James Lamb reports on a panel of experts discussing at Central American migrations and the moral crisis on the U.S. border.

Maria Echaveste reflects on the life of Michelle Bachelet, the current United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Juan Guzmán Tapia changed the course of justice in Chile and throughout the world. Naomi Roht-Arriaza writes about his impact.

An excerpt from the memoirs of Juan Guzmán Tapia, the courageous Chilean judge who indicted Augusto Pinochet.

CLAS Chair Harley Shaiken on growing up in Detroit with the artistic legacy of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.

Why have England and the U.S. been obsessed with control of Cuba's capital? Elena Schneider delves into the history.

Christian A.M. Wilson invited Nobel laureate Randy Schekman to share his expertise in Latin America, and Schekman is interviewed by Harley Shaiken.

Peter Andreas recounts a childhood traveling with his mother through Latin America and participating in left-wing movements.

A Pablo Neruda poem provides the title for Isabel Allende's new book.