The Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies


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Highlights from the Spring 2017 Review include:

- Denise Dresser looks at Mexico and how to fix it

- Guatemala's Claudia Paz y Paz on the international investigation into 43 missing students in Mexico

- Artists look at what it means to ride "La bestia," a freight train ridden by hundreds of thousands of migrants.

CLAS Chair Harley Shaiken presents the highlights of this Spring 2017 issue of the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies.

Denise Dresser outlines the transition from the delirium of the "Mexican Moment" to the disenchantment of the "Mexican Morass."

Claudia Paz y Paz investigated the disappearance of 43 Mexican students. Brittany Arsiniega profiles Claudia Paz y Paz's groundbreaking life and work.

Lorenzo Meyer analyzes Mexico's "double crisis" - an external crisis caused by the relationship with the U.S., and an internal political crisis characterized by corruption and impunity.

UC Berkeley Central American students reflect on Helen Mack's talk about the late Myrna Mack, social activism in Guatemala, and opportunities for young people to effect change.

In the context of the Chilean dictatorship, Almudena Bernabeu examines how systems of secrets and lies impacted victims' rights to truth, justice, reparations, and non-repetition.

The artist collective Artistas Contra la Discriminación explores the meaning of "riding the beast" and migrating to the United States.

Political scientist Carlos Milani discusses the origins of Brazil's profound current institutional, political, and economic crisis.

Ambassador Celso Amorim lays out the history of Brazil and Argentina's collaboration "in defense of peace, understanding, and integrated development" regarding nuclear materials.

Karen Chapple and Sergio Montero dig into the relationship between governance processes and local economic development in small cities and peripheral regions in Latin America.

Researchers with support from Chile's CONICYT study the very similar vulnerabilities to wildland fires in that country and California.

Katrina Dodson provides insight into her experience translating Clarice Lispector's "Short Stories," and her perspective on "Lispectormania."

Lines from Clarice Lispector's "É para lá que eu vou" ("That's Where I'm Going").