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31
Oct

The Global Protests of October 2019

By Paul Almeida, author of Social Movements: The Structure of Collective Mobilization October 2019 witnessed an inordinate clustering of massive civil disobedience in the global South. These protests include major social movement …

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03
May

Ephemeral Histories

This guest post is published in conjunction with the meeting of the Latin American Studies Association taking place April 29-May 1 in Lima, Peru. #LASA17 by Camilo Trumper, author of Ephemeral Histories: Public Art, …

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12
Sep

A Brutal Anniversary

Guest post by Mary Helen Spooner It has been four decades since Chile’s Salvador Allende, a socialist, was overthrown in a military coup whose violence shocked the world and ushered in sixteen …

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21
Mar

Chile’s American Desaparecido

In this guest post, Mary Helen Spooner, author of The General’s Slow Retreat: Chile after Pinochet (UC Press, June 2011) sheds light on the chilling case of Professor Boris Weisfeiler, one of …

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30
Aug

Purgatory and Redemption

Poet Raúl Zurita was a 24-year old student in Valparaiso, Chile on the day of Augusto Pinochet’s coup in 1973, and lived for  17 years under the military dictatorship. In Purgatory, he …

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