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CERLAC Bulletins


Volume 7 (2009)

Issue 1: Access to Justice for Women Survivors of Violence in Latin America: Concepts, Paths and Outcomes by Stephanie David and Nadine Jubb

On April 30th, 2009, by Nadine Jubb, CERLAC Researcher, discussed the research project “Access to Justice for Women Survivors of Violence: A Comparative Study of Women’s Police Stations in Latin America", for which she is Regional Coordinator. Research for the project is being conducted in Brazil, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Peru; the project aims to generate proposals for the improvement of relevant public policy. 


Volume 6 (2007)


Issue 1: Another Lost Decade: Privatization, neoliberalism and access to water in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Fernando Rouaux

On March 6, 2007, Fernando Rouaux discussed his research on the privatization of water in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In this Brown Bag Seminar sponsored by CERLAC and York International, Fernando discussed the effects of privatization on communities in Greater Buenos Aires within the broader context of neoliberal policies and environmental injustice in Argentina. 


Issue 2: Sugar, Migration and Oral History in Twentieth-Century Cuba

On Monday, October 22nd, 2007, Professor Gillian McGillivray from York University’s Glendon College History Department, and José Abreu, a visiting speaker from Cuba’s National Union of Writers and Artists, delivered a presentation that focused on the historical evolution of Cuba’s sugar industry and the various factors that have conditioned its continuous transformation. Report by Carlos Velásquez Carrillo.


Issue 3: Elusive Democracy: El Salvador and Oligarchical Consolidation 15 Years after the Peace Accords by Carlos Velásquez Carrillo

On November 6, 2007, Carlos Velásquez Carrillo discussed his research on oligarchical consolidation in El Salvador in a CERLAC Brown Bag Seminar.


Volume 5 (2006)


Issue 1: "Mining our Business": Human Rights, Sustainability, and Canadian Extractive Corporations in the Global South 

On January 18, 2006, CERLAC, the University Consortium on the Global South (UCGS), the Institute for Research in Sustainability (IRIS), and Amnesty International Canada hosted a panel discussion aimed at fostering dialogue about the ethical issues raised by the ongoing involvement of Canadian mining enterprises in the Global South.  The panel brought together several perspectives and included Sarah Seck, a PhD candidate at York’s Osgoode Hall Law School, Grahame Russell, of the NGO Rights Action, James Cooney, an executive with extraction company Placer Dome, and York Assistant Professor David Szablowski of York’s Law and Society Program. CERLAC Fellow Liisa North, Professor Emeritus of York’s Political Science Department, moderated the panel. Report by Sarah Blackie.


Issue 2: Undermining Democracy: Haiti, the Coup and the War on Haiti's Popular Movements

On February 22, 2006, Patrick Elie, Former Secretary of State for National Defence for the Haitian government and a founding member of S.O.S. (Sant Obsèvasyon Sitwayen- a citizens’ watchdog NGO), visited York University and spoke about the history of popular movements in Haiti and the degradation of democracy following the 2004 coup against Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide.  Elie's talk, co-hosted by CERLAC and the Toronto Haiti Action Committee, was part of an awareness-raising speaking tour on the second anniversary of the coup that overthrew Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide. Report by Alex Goss.


Issue 3: Political Violence and the Guatemalan CICIACS by Simon  Granovsky-Larsen

On March 7, 2006, Simon Granovsky-Larsen spoke about his research on the Commission for the Investigation of Clandestine Groups and Illegal Armed Organizations (CICIACS) in Guatemala.  Simon discussed efforts to create the CICIACS commission, placing this process within the wider themes of peace accord non-implementation and post-war political violence.


Issue 4: Voices of the Victims: Their Proposals for Peace with Justice in Colombia

On October 19, 2006, CERLAC and KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives hosted speakers from the Movement of Victims of Human Rights Abuses in Colombia. Along with a youth spokesperson, Lilia Solano Ramirez, a human rights defender and founder of the movement, discussed the controversial paramilitary "demobilization" process in Colombia. The presenters described a highly questionable demobilization process that has placed the future of Colombia’s democracy in question. Report by Alison P. Bond.


Issue 5: The Securitization of Citizenship under Colombia's Democratic Security Policy

On November 7, 2006, Cristina Rojas, a CERLAC Visiting Scholar from Carleton University’s School of International Affairs, spoke about contemporary Colombian citizenship.  Rojas discussed the current increase in authoritarianism, or social control, that includes the use of force which is becoming concentrated in the hands of private actors. She contrasted this trend with competing, progressive visions of citizenship in the country. Report by Cristina Rojas.


Issue 6: The Oaxaca Crisis: Progressive Perspectives on the Crisis of the State and Civil Disobedient Turmoil in Contemporary Mexico

On November 14, 2006, CERLAC hosted a panel discussion featuring Dr. Richard Roman, CERLAC Associate Fellow and Sociology Professor Emeritus from the University of Toronto, Dr. Luisa Ortiz Perez of the NGO Nova in Mexico City, and Rogelio Cuevas Fuentes, a political refugee from Oaxaca.  The panel addressed the ongoing political crisis in Oaxaca, Mexico which began as a teachers' strike in June 2006 and evolved into a state-wide social movement, organized under the rubric of the Oaxacan People’s Popular Assembly (APPO). Report by Carla Agatiello.


Volume 4 (2005)


Issue 1: Chiapas Indigenous Women's Fair Trade Weaving Cooperatives

On February 8th, 2005, Pascuala Patishtan and Merit Ichin spoke about the work of the Indigenous women’s fair trade weaving cooperative Jolom Mayaetik and the non-governmental organization (NGO) K’inal Antzetik in their struggle for dignity, autonomy and survival in Chiapas, Mexico. The speakers were co-hosted by CERLAC, Women's Studies, the Business and Society Program, the Division of Social Science and the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York. Report by Caitlyn Vernon.


Issue 2: Security and Militarism in the Americas

On March 2, 2005, CERLAC and UCGS hosted a panel discussion on the social, political, and economic implications of militarism in Latin America. The panelists included Justin Podur, a journalist for Z-Net, Simon Helweg-Larsen, an MA candidate in Social and Political Thought, and Elena Cirkovic, a PhD candidate in Political Science.  The panel focused on Venezuela, Guatemala and Peru, and reflected on the multiple ways in which militarism in the region – still very much a concern today in many parts of Latin America – has been employed to further elite economic and political interests, with immense social costs. Report by Gabriela Agatiello.


Volume 3 (2004)


Issue 1: HIV/AIDS, Violence and Women in Chiapas, Mexico

On October 4th, 2004, hosted by CERLAC and the Canadian Chiapanecas Justice for Women, Mexican doctor, journalist and social activist Dr. Margarita Aguilar Ruiz spoke about her novel “With Faith Eroded”, which charts the struggle for survival amidst the transmission of HIV/AIDS in Chiapas.  Report by Caitlyn Vernon. 


Issue 2: Confronting Power with Power: The Campaign to Stop Killer Coke

As part of the Canadian Campaign to Stop Killer Coke Week of Action, Campaign Director Ray Rogers spoke at York University on October 21st, 2004.  The Canadian speaking tour was organized and facilitated by Larry Wells of the Oakville and District Labour Council, in support of Coke workers in Colombia.  They have filed a lawsuit against The Coca-Cola Company and Colombian bottlers, charging that Coca-Cola’s bottlers in Colombia “contracted with or otherwise directed paramilitary security forces that utilized extreme violence and murdered, tortured, unlawfully detained or otherwise silenced trade union leaders.” Report by Caitlyn Vernon.


Issue 3: Latin American Development Theories and Neoliberalism

On October 4th , 2004, CERLAC, the Division of Social Science, LACS, Founders College, IDS and UCGS at York University presented a talk by  Cristobal Kay from the Institute of Social Research in the Netherlands.   In his presentation, entitled "Latin American Development Theories and Neoliberalism,"  Kay critically analyzed the impact of neoliberalism on Latin American countries and discussed possible alternative theories and policies to address the pressing development needs of the region.  Report by Gabriela Agatiello.


Issue 4: Venezuela Chooses its Future

On September 23rd , 2004, in a panel discussion sponsored by CERLAC, Sam Gindin (Political Science, York), Greg Albo (Political Science, York), María Paez Victor (Sociology, University of Toronto) and Nicolas Lopez (Ph.D. candidate, Political Science, York) reflected on the context and consequences of the recent referendum in Venezuela. Report by Shana Yael Shubs.


Issue 5: Culture and Politics in Social Movements: The Case of the 'Movimiento Autonomista' in Argentina

On November 2nd, 2004, visiting social activists Soledad Bordegaray, Graciela Monteagudo, Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein gave an insightful presentation of the Argentina Autonomista Project. Co-sponsored by CERLAC (York), the Transformative Learning Centre (OISE/UT), the LACS programme (York), Sociology (York), OPIRG (U of T), Politics (Ryerson), the Gindin Chair in Social Justice & Democracy (Ryerson) and the Centre for Social Justice, the presentations focused on a number of dynamic movements in Argentina and their ongoing resistance and struggles for autonomy. Report by Gabriela Agatiello.


Issue 6: America's Other War: Terrorizing Colombia by Doug Stokes

On November 9th, 2004, CERLAC Visiting Fellow Dr. Doug Stokes gave a presentation at York University on his new book, America’s Other War: Terrorizing Colombia.  AMERICA’S OTHER WAR demonstrates that in Colombia the US has long supported a pervasive campaign of state violence directed against both armed insurgents and a wide range of completely unarmed progressive social forces. While the pretext may change from one decade to the next, the basic policies remain the same: maintain the pro-US Colombian state, protect US economic interests and preserve strategic access to oil.


Volume 2 (2003)


Issue 1: Why Canada Should Support Chávez by Maria Paez Victor

The legitimate and democratic government of Venezuela has been under attack by a wealthy and violent opposition that tried to overthrow it first with a military coup and then with a two-month lockout. The opposition controlled the main media and used it to relentlessly distort events and to advocate violence. The Government of Canada should have upheld the democratic government and institutions of Venezuela, and should not have treated the crisis as if it were a matter of "negotiating" with two equal entities. Canada could have a very significant, and much needed, role in supporting the democratic institutions and processes in this Hemisphere. This statement represents a contribution to the debate on Canadian foreign policy in the CERLAC Event « Conflict in Colombia, Crisis in Venezuela » of February 6, 2003.


Issue 2: State Terror, Torture and Impunity in Chile and Elsewhere in Latin America

On October 30, 2002 in a panel discussion sponsored by CERLAC and Theatre at York, Dr. Judith Pilowski (Psychologist and member of the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture), Dr. Pilar Riaño (CERLAC Post Doctoral Fellow), and Carlos Torres (Centre for Social Justice), addressed the provocative themes of Ariel Dorfman’s play “Death and the Maiden.” Report by Christina Polzot and Marshall Beck.


Issue 3: From Primitive Socialism to Primitive Accumulation: Gangs, Violence, and Social Change in Urban Nicaragua 1997-2002 by Dennis Rodgers

On January 23, 2003, Dennis Rodgers, a lecturer in development studies in the London School of Economics, visited CERLAC and presented on his ethnographic study of the pandilla, or youth gang, phenomenon in contemporary Managua. He traced the emergence and evolution of the phenomenon, focusing on the role of gangs as social institutions and their multifarious ramifications for the constitution of social order in a wider context of urban poverty and social breakdown such as characterizes contemporary urban Nicaragua.


Issue 4: The PT in Power: Prospects for Change in Brazil

On January 14, 2003, CERLAC hosted a panel discussion exploring issues surrounding the taking of office, following his victory in Brazil's most recent presi-dential election, by Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (Lula) of the Workers’ Party of Bra-zil (PT). Lula assumed office just two weeks before this event, on January 1, 2003. Of central concern to the discussion were the prospects for change under this new government in Brazil, a country characterized by striking socio-economic inequality, in light of the challenges and constraints confronting the new administration.


Issue 5: Dam the Environment: The Case Against Noranda's Porposed Aluminum Smelter in Patagonia, Chile

This article provides an overview of the issues covered in a March 6, 2003, event of the same title, co-sponsored by CERLAC and the Halifax Initiative, featuring Peter Hartmann of CODEFF- Aysén in Pata-gonia, Chile, who is also the Coordinator of the Citizens' Committee for the Defense of the Aysen Life Reserve and spokesperson for the Aysen Life Reserve Alliance. The Aysén region of Chile is thought to be one of the three least contaminated areas on the planet. Residents of the re-gion have declared Aysén a "Life Re-serve". Yet Noranda has proposed an aluminum smelter in the region that would produce more than 1.5 million tonnes of solid and gaseous waste per year.


Issue 6: Colombia in Conflict, Venezuela in Crisis

On Thursday, February 6th, 2003, a panel of four speakers expressed contrasting views on the current situation in Colombia and Venezuela, with a focus on Canadian foreign policy toward each. Two rep-resentatives of the federal Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), Jeanette Sautner and Michael Harvey, outlined Canadian foreign policy towards Venezuela and Colombia, respec-tively.  Maria Paez Victor and Bill Fair-bairn, informed civil society actors, of-fered a critical perspective on government perceptions and policies vis-à-vis these troubled neighbouring states.


Issue 7: Reflections on the World Social Forum

On February 11, 2003, CERLAC hosted an event with Katheryn Palmateer and Carlos Torres who discussed their impressions of the World Social Forum. In the two pieces in this Bulletin the speakers summarize some of their observations.


Issue 8: History in the Making: The Perspective of the Participants by Marta Harnecker

On February 25, 2003, Marta Harnecker gave a presentation with the title of this bulletin. The event was co-sponsored by CERLAC and the Departments of Political Science and History at York. The text of this Bulletin is a transcription, edited for brevity, of that presentation, in which Marta discusses her work documenting the experiences of actors on the Left struggling for change in Latin America, with particular focus on the current context (Chávez, Gutierrez, and Lula).


Issue 9: El género, la ciudadanía y el desarrollo en Honduras por María Elena Méndez

El 19 de marzo, 2003, Horizons of Friendship y CERLAC invitaron a María Elena Méndez a York University para presentar su trabajo sobre el tema del género, la ciudadanía, y el desarrollo en Honduras. Esta publicación relata la presentación de Maria Elena y está dividido en dos secciones principales. La primera parte se trata del género y la partici-pación ciudadana. La segunda parte analiza el entorno económico y la biodiversidad de Honduras.


Issue 10: Crisis in Colombia: Making Connections and Making a Difference

“Crisis in Colombia: Making Connections and Making a Difference” was a one-day conference held at McMaster University, Hamilton on June 21, 2003, featuring presentations, four simultaneous workshop sessions, a panel discussion, a poetry reading, and opportunities for social activism.


Issue 11: Development Education in Nicaragua & Canada: Casa Canadiense

On September 17, 2003, Amanda Procter visited York University to report on the work of Casa Canadiense.


Volume 1 (2002)


Issue 1: Land Reform and Indigenous Rights in Guatemala

In an October 10, 2002, visit to York, Alfredo Ché - the Mayan-Q’eqchi’ leader of CNOC (the National Coordinating body of Guatemalan Campesino Organizations) - spoke of the efforts of indigenous peasants in rural Guatemala to overcome historic and continuing discrimination and injustice. He gave special attention to the latest institutional threat to their well-being: Plan Puebla Panama. Report by Christina Polzot.


Issue 2: Enrique Oltuski’s Life in the Cuban Revolution

On October 17, York hosted a high-ranking Minister of the Cuban government and one of the leading figures of the Cuban revolutionary struggle of the 1950’s - a man recently denied a visa to the US because considered a “terrorist” by the Bush administration. Enrique Oltuski, speaking the day before his 72nd birthday, came to plug his newly published book: “Vida Clandestina: My Life in the Cuban Revolution.” Report by Alison Beatch and Marshall Beck.


Issue 3: Chile: Human Rights and the Transition To Democracy

On September 30, 2002, Viviana Díaz - a prominent, long-time Chilean political activist - presented a chilling account of injustice, impunity, and government failure in the case of the countless people who were tortured and disappeared under the Pinochet dictatorship. Report by Christina Polzot and Marshall Beck.


Issue 4: Coffee with Justice in Guatemala

Leocadio Juracan and Julian Marcelo, delegates of Guatemala’s Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA) and members of the El Paraiso Cooperative, spoke at York on October 22, 2002, on the crippling impact on many Guatemlans of the ongoing crisis in international coffee markets. The crisis was put into the longer-term context of traditionally expliotative labour relations in coffee production in Guatemala, and the efforts of peasants and workers to build more socially and environmentally sustainable alternatives. Report by Aileen Cowan.


Working Papers


The Extended Participation of Low-income Women in a Rainwater Harvesting Program in Brazil.

Andrea F J Moraes. August 2012.


“Progressive” Government and the lgttbq Agenda: On the (Recent) Queering of Uruguay and its Limits.

Paulo Ravecca. July 2010.


The Case Against Cheap Bananas: Lessons from the EU-Caribbean Banana Agreement.

Gavin Fridell. March 2010.


Eating Your Words: Examining, Deconstructing and Decolonizing the Word Cannibal.

Leah Stewart. February 2010.


Rural Markets, Revolutionary Souls, and Rebellious Women in Cold War Guatemala.

Carlota McAllister.  May 2005.


The Meaning of Efficiency

Louis Lefeber and Thomas Vietorisz. August 2004.


Rural Land Conflicts and Human Rights Violations in Ecuador

Liisa L. North, Wade Kit, and Rob Koep. June 2003.


Re-thinking Remittances: Social and Political Dimensions of Individual and Collective Remittances.

Luin Goldring. February 2003. 


Fair Trade and the International Moral Economy: Within and Against the Market. Gavin Fridell. January 2003.


Fueling War: The Impact of Canadian Oil Investment on the Conflict in Colombia. Scott Pearce. November 2002.


Articulating and Fighting for our Rights: Examples of the Canadian Women’s Movement’s Experience in Advocacy.

Nadine Jubb. July 2001.


Reclaiming African Religions in Trinidad: The Orisha and Spiritual Baptist Faiths Today.

Dr. Frances Henry. June 2001.


Unions and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): The Canadian and Mexican Experiences.

Cirila Quintero Ramírez. April 2001.


Guatemala's Peace Accords in a Free Trade Area of the Americas.

Gus Van Harten. May 2000.


From Hastings Street to Medellin: Canada and Issues in Inter-American NarcoTrafficking.

Jim Rochlin. December, 1999.


Weak Weapons, Strong Weapons? Hidden Resistance and Political Protest in Highland Ecuador.

Tanya Korovkin. November 1999.


Democratization and Popular Women's Organizations.

Cathy Blacklock. January 1999.


The Diasporic Mo(ve)ment: Indentureship and Indo-Caribbean Identity.

Sean Lokaisingh-Meighoo. September, 1998.


Congregationalism and Afro-Guianese Autonomy.

Juanita De Barros. July, 1998.


Sanfancón: Orientalism, Confuscianism and the Construction of Chineseness in Cuba, 1847-1997.

Frank F. Scherer. July, 1998.


Agricultural Policies and Rural Development in Ecuador: A Critique of Establishmentarian Policies.

Louis Lefeber. March 1998.


Structural Adjustment in Mexico and the Dog That Didn't Bark.

Judith Adler Hellman. April 1997.


To Whom Shall the Nation Belong? The Gender and Ethnic Dimensions of Refugee Return and Struggles for Peace in Guatemala.

Alison Crosby. May 1996.


Somos de la Tierra - Land and the Guatemala Refugee Return.

Brian Egan. May 1996.


Optimal Policy-Making? The Insulated Technocracy Argument and the Case of the Salinas Administration in Mexico.

Thomas Legler. May 1996.


Guatemalan Refugees and Returnees: Local Geography and Maya Identity. Catherine L. Nolin Hanlon. February 1996.


Changing Agrarian Institutions: Interpreting the Contradictions.

Kirsten Appendini. January 1996.


Trade, Employment and the Rural Economy.

Louis Lefeber. December 1995.


Cooperation and Polarization Beyond Borders: the Transnationalization of Mexican Environmental Issues during the NAFTA Negotiations.

Barbara Hogenboom. September 1995.


Mexican Meltdown: NAFTA, Democracy and the Peso.

Maxwell A. Cameron. September 1995.


Indigenous Ecology and the Politics of Linkage in Mexican Social Movements. 

David Carruthers. September 1995.


Neoliberalism and the Transformation of Mexican Authoritarianism. 

Judith Teichman. September 1995.


Development Paths at a Crossroads: Peru in Light of the East Asian Experience. Maxwell A. Cameron and Liisa L. North. July 1995.


Economic Reforms and Political Democratization in Mexico: Reevaluating Basic Tenets of Canadian Foreign Policy.

Nibaldo Galleguillos, Ricardo Grinspun and Richard Roman. January 1995.


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CERLAC Colloquia Papers

Fifty Years of Caribbean Independence: The Future of Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago

Keynote Lecture presented at York University on November 2, 2012 by Franklin Knight as part of the event "50 Years of Independence: A Colloquium to Mark Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago's Fifty Years of Independence from Britain", organized by CERLAC & YCEC (York Centre for Education & Community). November 2012.


Trade and Investment-Induced Population Displacement in Latin America

A workshop organized by The Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) and the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS) October 12-14, 2011 – Toronto, Canada

Report prepared by William Payne and Paulo Ravecca. August 2012.


Universities & Civil Society in Defense of Human Rights: The Latin American Challenge
A conference organized by The RedLEIDH Project (Red Latinoamericana para la Educación e Investigación en Derechos Humanos), held February 24-25, 2010 in Bogotá, Colombia.
Report prepared by Emily Heenan and Patrick Ray. July 2010.


Ethnicity, Violence and Exclusion in Colombia: The Struggles of Colombia’s Indigenous and Afro-Colombian Peoples

Conference held at York University, March 15-16, 2007. Report prepared by Marshall Beck. December 2007.


They Came in Ships: Imperialism, Migration and Asian Diasporas in the 19th Century

The Seventh Jagan Lecture, presented at York University on October 20, 2007, by Walton Look Lai. November 2007.


Sweet & Sour Sauce: Sexual Politics in Jamaican Dancehall Culture

The Sixth Jagan Lecture, presented at York University on October 22, 2005, by Carolyn Cooper. November 2007.


Cuernavaca Declaration on Migration and Development, 2005

A workshop titled "Problems and Challenges of Migration and Development in the Americas" held in Cuernavaca, Mexico April 7-9, 2005.


The Disappearing Island; Haiti, History, and the Hemisphere

The Fifth Jagan Lecture and the Third Michael Baptista Lecture presented at York University on March 20, 2004 by J. Michael Dash. April 2004.


Fair Trade - Economic Justice, Environmental Sustainability and Cultural Identity in the New Millennium

A workshop held at York University, on February 5th, 2004. Report prepared by Gavin Fridell and Vivian Jimenez. April 2004.


Language and the Politics of Ethnicity in the Caribbean

The Fourth Annual Jagan Lecture presented at York University on March 2, 2002 by George Lamming. April 2004.


Race, Class and Ethnicity: A Caribbean Interpretation

The Third Annual Jagan Lecture presented at York University on March 3, 2001 by Lloyd Best. April 2004.


International Migration in the Americas: Emerging Issues

Conference held at York University September 19-20, 2003. Report prepared by Paola Bohórquez and Susan Spronk.  March 2004.


Globalization and Social Movements: A Brazilian Perspective

A public lecture by João Pedro Stedile of the MST (Landless Workers Movement) of Brazil. January 2004.


Latin America and the Caribbean after September 11: Poverty, Crisis, and Insecurity

Workshop held at York University February 8, 2002. Report prepared by Aileen Cowan. March 2003.


Canadian Mining Companies in Latin America: Community Rights and Corporate Responsibility.

Conference held at York University May 9-11, 2002. January 2003.


Colombia: Internal Displacement and Humanitarian Crisis 2001.

Michael Baptista Lecture by Amanda Romero-Medina, held at York University Wednesday the 23rd of May, 2001. July 2002.


Violence and Peace-Building in Colombia

Conference Held at York University May 24-25, 2001 

Report prepared by Sabine Neidhardt and Sheila Simpkins. January  2002


The Moral Challenges of Globalization: Principles for Human Development. 

Speech Presented at York University by Dr. Oscar Arias. April 1999.


Toward the Santiago Summit: A Consultation with Civil Society on Democracy, Human Rights and Economic Integration. 

A Report on the Workshop Proceedings by Tom Legler and Carlos Torres. October 1997.


Issues and Challenges Facing the Canadian and South American Systems of Higher Education.

A Report on the Institute of Univeristy Management and Leadership (IGIU). Rapporteur's Report by Yasmine Shamsie and Merike Blofield. December 1995.


Mexico after NAFTA: A Public Forum for Social and Labour Activists on the Current Mexican Crisis. 

Rapporteur's Report by Stephen Rotter and Ruth Abramson. June 1995.


Critical Perspectives on North American Integration. 

Rapporteur's Report by Robert J. Kreklewich and Viviana Patroni. May 1992.


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Baptista Prizewinning Essays


2014 Winners

Atahualpa's Legacy: Analyzing the Impact of Good Mining on Peru's Campesino Community.

Nadia Halum Arauz, Osgoode. 2014 Graduate Baptista Prize. December 2014.


Colombia's Peace Talks.

Jenna Meguid, Osgoode. 2014 Graduate Baptista Prize. December 2014.


The Emergence of the Regional Cult of El Señor de Esquipulas.

Jorge Villatoro, Development Studies. 2014 Undergraduate Baptista Prize. December 2014.


2013 Winner

Copyright Economy: Protecting works of Mas in Trinindad and Tobago's Culture Industry.

Terrine Friday, Osggode. 2013 Graduate Baptista Prize. December 2013.


2012 Winner

Law and The Discursive Construction of Street Harassment as Violence in Mexico City

Lisane Thirsk, Socio-legal Studies. 2012 Graduate Baptista Prize. October 2012.


2011 Winners

Foreign Investment and the Privatization of Coercion: A Case Study of the Forza Security Company in Peru

Charis Kamphuis, Osgoode. 2011 Graduate Baptista Prize. March 2012.


Beyond Recogniton: Alternative Rights-Realizing Strategies in the Northern Quiche Region of Guatemala

Caren Weisbart, Socio-legal Studies. 2011 Graduate Baptista Prize. March 2012.

Impunity on Trial: the Case for Repealing El Salvador's Amnesty Law

Rolando Aguilera, Osgoode. 2011 Undergraduate Baptista Prize. March 2012.


2010 Winners

The Convention on Biological Diversity, Indigenous Peoples and Conservation of Biodiversity

Priscila Becker, Osgoode. 2010 Graduate Baptista Prize. January 2011.

Counter-Hegemony and ALBA: The Answer to the FTAA

Margaret Bancerz, International Studies. 2010 Undergraduate Baptista Prize. January 2011.


2009 Winners

Understanding Capoeira through Cultural Theories of the Body

Laurence Robitaille. PhD programme, Communication and Culture. 2009 Graduate Baptista Prize. February 2010.

The Body, the Stage, and the Theory: Unpacking the Body in Aime Cesaire's ‘The Tragedy of King Christophe’

Emmanuelle Fick. English. 2009 Undergraduate Baptista Prize. February 2010.


2008 Winners

The Publicness of Melodrama in the Cuban Special Period

Nicholas Balaisis. PhD programme, Communication and Culture. 2008 Graduate Baptista Prize. July 2009.


Brazil's Landless Workers Movement (MST)

Laura Landertinger. Sociology and Philosophy. 2008 Undergraduate Baptista Prize. July 2009.

2007 Winners

Cuban Raperas: A Feminist Revolution within the Revolution

Talia Wooldridge. MA Candidate, Ethnomusicology. 2007 Graduate Baptista Prize. May 2008.


Contesting Victimhood: Indigenous Women and Violence in Chiapas, Mexico

Kate Sheese. Individualized Studies. 2007 Undergraduate Baptista Prize. May 2008.


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CERLAC Occasional Papers


Women and Policing in Latin America: An Annotated Bibliography

Nadine Jubb and Wânia Pasinato Izumino. February 2002.


Women and Policing in Latin America: A Revised Background Paper

Nadine Jubb and Wânia Pasinato Izumino. February 2002.


Mujeres y servicios policiales en América Latina: Un documento de referencia revisado

Nadine Jubb and Wânia Pasinato Izumino. February 2002.


Directions in Ethnohistorical Research on the Inca State and Economy. 

Chris Beyers. February 2001. 


The United Nations in El Salvador: The Promise and Dilemmas of an Integrated Approach to Peace. 

Stephen Baranyi and Liisa L. North. January 1996. 


The Role of Ideas in a Changing World Order: The Case of the International Indigenous Movement, 1975-1990. 

Bice Maiguashca. June 1994.


Indians, Peasants, and the State: The Growth of a Community Movement in the Ecuadorean Andes. 

Tanya Korovkin. November 1992.


North American Integration: Interplay of World Order, State and Production. 

Robert J. Kreklewich. April 1991.


Industrialization, Employment and Crisis in Contemporary Latin America.

Carlos Larrea. April 1991.


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CERLAC Reports

Knowledge Management for North-South Partnerships: Promoting the Canada-Latin America Connection

Report on a project funded by the International Development Research Centre, November 2008 to June 2011. Report prepared by Project Coordinator Mario Torres Ph.D. with collaboration of Jose Blanes M.A. and the Research Team. August 2012.


The Remittance Sending Practices of Haitians and Jamaicans in Canada

Report by Alan Simmons, Dwaine Plaza and Victor Piché. October 2005.


Major Institutional Linkages of CERLAC in Latin America and the Caribbean.Report, 2nd Edition

Compiled by Liisa North with the assistance of Christina Polzot. April 2003.


Organization of American States Youth Internship Program Report: Pre-Internship Workshop, August 24 - September 2, 1998

Compiled by Alejandra Roncallo. November 1998


The 1994 Presidential and Congressional Elections in Mexico.

A report by official Canadian observers, Nibaldo Galleguillos, Richard King, Barry Levitt, Lucy Luccissano and Teresa Healy. June 1996.


Major Institutional Linkages of CERLAC in Latin America and the Caribbean.Report

Compiled by Liisa North and Ruth Abramson. April 1996.


Research Capacity for Canadian Policy Toward Latin America and the Caribbean Report.

Prepared for the Department of External Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) by Ricardo Grinspun, Louis Lefeber, Liisa North and Yasmine Shamsie. April 1996.


The 1994 Presidential and Congressional Elections in Mexico

Nibaldo H. Galleguillos, Richard King, Barry Levitt, Lucy Luccissano & Teresa Healy. 1996.


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Books, monographs & edited volumes by CERLAC Fellows and Associates

(a selection)



In Latin America and the Caribbean, many scholars agree that since there are well developed oral cultures there is value in the use of oral history, especially among the regions' unlettered, poor and marginalised; however, there has also been a gap between the recognition of the virtues of oral sources and using them. This collection provides clear evidence of the value of oral histories and how much we can learn from this kind of testimony.

- Dr. Michele Johnson, author of "They do as they please": The Jamaican Struggle for Cultural Freedom after Morant Bay [with Brian L. Moore], (Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 2011).


Changing Times and Changing Lives in the Caribbean and Latin America

Ten Oral Histories


Edited by Judith Adler Hellman

(York University Bookstore, 2013)



The very best oral histories produced over a span of five years in the capstone course in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at York University have been selected and presented in this unique collection of stories of the lives of ten remarkable people in the region. 


From Trinidad, Grenada, St. Lucia, and the Dominican Republic to Colombia, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Mexico, readers come to know individuals whose lives reflect the history and immense changes underway in these countries. 


The impact of war and peace, independence struggles, natural disaster, economic upheavals and other forces of change are presented to readers through deeply affecting narratives of a broad range of Latin American and Caribbean people.

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América Latina: Interrogantes y Perspectivas (Latin America: Interrogations and Perspectives)

Edited by Jaime Llambías Wolff

(York University Bookstore, 2012)


The world is getting smaller all the time, and yet more difficult to comprehend... These are embryonic times of profound change, offering opportunities for positive change. How does the global context effect Latin Americans? What is the place of Latin America in the 21st Century? What challenges must it confront? This book critically, and from a plurailty of perspectives, investigates a variety of themes relagted to the region's future. The contributors offer insights into the pressing issues confronting this evemore interdependent region.


Jamaica in the Canadian Experience: A Multiculturalizing Presence

Edited by Andrea Davis, Carl E. James

(Fernwood, 2012)


In 2012, Jamaica celebrates its fiftieth anniversary of independence from Britain. In the short period of its life as a nation, Jamaica's increasingly powerful influence on global culture cannot go unremarked. The growth of Jamaican diasporas beyond Britain to the United States, Canada and West Africa has served to strengthen Jamaica's global reach, so that today Jamaica's cultural, economic and political achievements are felt way beyond its national borders. This anthology commemorates Jamaica's independence by acknowledging the immense and widespread contributions of Jamaica and Jamaicans to Canadian society.

"This important interdisciplinary collection pays tribute to the transnational migrations that are such an integral part of the fabric of Caribbean life, and that have also fundamentally shaped the Canadian landscape. The book offers us generous and hopeful vision of multiculturalism, peopled by the daily joys, trials and aspirations of generations of Jamaican-Canadians who are neither simply urban residents nor recent arrivals, and whose presence is key to understanding what it means to be Canadian today."

- Alissa Trotz, Associate Professor & Director, Caribbean Studies, University of Toronto

Masculinity and Sexuality in Modern Mexico

Edited by Víctor M. Macías-González and Anne Rubenstein

(University of New Mexico Press, 2012)


In Masculinity and Sexuality in Modern Mexico, historians and anthropologists explain how evolving notions of the meaning and practice of manhood have shaped Mexican history. In essays that range from Texas to Oaxaca and from the 1880s to the present, contributors write about file clerks and movie stars, wealthy world travelers and ordinary people whose adventures were confined to a bar in the middle of town. The Mexicans we meet in these essays lived out their identities through extraordinary events--committing terrible crimes, writing world-famous songs, and ruling the nation--but also in everyday activities like falling in love, raising families, getting dressed, and going to the movies. Thus, these essays in the history of masculinity connect the major topics of Mexican political history since 1880 to the history of daily life.


Social Forces and States: Poverty and Distributional Outcomes in South Korea, Chile, and Mexico

By Judith A. Teichman

(Standford University Press, 2012)


With the failure of market reform to generate sustained growth in many countries of the Global South, poverty reduction has become an urgent moral and political issue in the last several decades. In practice, considerable research shows that high levels of inequality are likely to produce high levels of criminal and political violence. On the road to development, states cannot but grapple with the challenges posed by poverty and wealth distribution. Social Forces and States explains the reasons behind distinct distributional and poverty outcomes in three countries: South Korea, Chile, and Mexico.


""Teichman treats the known economic and political trajectories of Chile, Mexico, and South Korea in a truly original way and provides a compelling explanation of their paths to widely different levels of poverty and inequality. This is a must read for scholars interested in the political economy of development."

— Evelyne Huber, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Flaming Souls: Homosexuality, Homophobia, and Social Change in Barbados

By David Murray

(University of Toronto Press, 2012)


In his new book, David A.B. Murray (CERLAC Fellow, associate professor of Anthropology, and member of the Sexuality Studies Program at York University) explores public discourses focusing on homosexuality and the everyday lives of gay men and 'queens' in contemporary Barbados. His study unravels the complex historical, social, political, and economic forces through which same-sex desire, identity, and prejudice are produced and valued in this Caribbean nation-state. Illustrating the influence of both Euro-American and regional gender and sexual politics on sexual diversity in Barbados, the book makes an important contribution to queer studies and the anthropology of sexualities.


"I enjoyed every last bit of Flaming Souls – it is smart, thought provoking, theoretically sophisticated, and it excellently frames and critiques the Western biases in LGBTQ discussions. As one of the leading ethnographers of men who love men, David A.B. Murray has captured the essence of what it is to be gay or a queen in Barbados – an especially important endeavour given how little there is out there that uses an anthropological perspective to address the intersection of race, class, gender, sexuality, nationality, religion, and age within gay communities of colour. Murray succeeds in avoiding the jargon found in so much cultural anthropology literature, thereby allowing this book to be enjoyed by a general readership and by undergraduate students."

- - A. Lynn Bolles, Department of Women's Studies, University of Maryland


Edited by Alex Latta and Hannah Wittman

(Berghahn Books, 2012)


Scholarship related to environmental questions in Latin America has only recently begun to coalesce around citizenship as both an empirical site of inquiry and an analytical frame of reference. This has led to a series of new insights and perspectives, but few efforts have been made to bring these various approaches into a sustained conversation across different social, temporal and geographic contexts. This volume is the result of a collaborative endeavour to advance debates on environmental citizenship, while simultaneously and systematically addressing broader theoretical and methodological questions related to the particularities of studying environment and citizenship in Latin America. Providing a window onto leading scholarship in the field, the book also sets an ambitious agenda to spark further research.


"This book is a major contribution to our understanding of environmental politics in Latin America. The chapters present a wealth of original research that shows that environmental concerns are part of the daily life of indigenous populations and other grassroots groups. The theoretical frame of environmental citizenship provides a compelling way for thinking about how their environmental demands are closely linked to their national identity, political participation, land and resources."

- · Kathryn Hochstetler, University of Waterloo

Raúl Castro and Cuba A Military Story

By Hal Klepak

(Palgrave MacMillan, 2012)


This book tells the story of the military life of the longest serving minister of defense of any country in recent times. While the picture that often emerges of Raúl Castro is that of a colorless younger brother of Fidel—a product essentially of that grander figure—this book analyzes Raúl Castro as a man of his own, a politician and an impressive military commander and organizer, as well as a highly original thinker on both military matters and wider national issues that have faced the Cuban state over more than half a century. Filling a gap in recent scholarship, it demonstrates that the government he has put into place in Cuba in the last four years is very much his, and is not, as some believe, a mere shadow of his brother's.


""Hal Klepak's most recent book is an excellent primer for understanding Cuba in the last five years. It is obviously a helpful study of the character of President Raul Castro, and by extension, of the extremely important role of the armed forces (which he commands) in Cuba, but it also helps to explain the fundamental dynamics in place since Fidel Castro ceded power to his brother in 2006. During this time, Cuba has changed more than in the past quarter-century, and it continues to do so. Absolutely essential reading for anybody interested in the approach implemented by the Cuban government in recent years."

- - John Kirk, Dalhousie University, Canada



They Do As They Please: The Jamaican Struggle for Cultural Freedom after Morant Bay

By Brian L. Moore & Michele A. Johnson

(University of the West Indies Press, 2011)


This book is a companion to Neither Led nor Driven, published in 2004. It examines the secular aspects of culture in Jamaica, namely, material culture (architecture and home furnishings, dress, and food), rites of passage, language and oral culture, creative and performance arts, popular entertainment, sports and games, social clubs and fraternities, and the issues of drinking and gambling. It also examines the lifestyle cultures of Indian and Chinese immigrants who were new arrivals in Jamaica.


3 Jamaican Plays: A Postcolonial Anthology 1977-1987

Edited by Honor Ford-Smith

(Paulissa Publications, 2011)


A sparkling text with heft, drive, and purpose, this offering by Honor Ford-Smith, scholar and poet of Sistren fame, is an important addition to every Caribbeanist's library. The plays that Ford-Smith and Paul Issa selected to represent the early postcolonial era in Jamaican theatre are provocative and vibrant: Masqueraders by Stafford Ashani, to whom the volume is dedicated, Whiplash by Ginger Knight, and Fallen Angel and the Devil Concubine by Patricia Cumper, Honor Ford-Smith, Carol Lawes, Hertencer Lindsay, and Eugene Williams. Ford-Smith has introduced the plays in a brilliant piece that precedes them and again in shorter introductions that contextualize each of the plays.


REMEMBERING AFRICA & ITS DIASPORAS Memory, Public History & Representations Of The Past

Edited by Audra A. Diptee and David V. Trotman

(Africa World Press, 2011)


The essays in this collection are concerned with the construction of memories and public histories. They explore the processes and dynamics that shape the ways in which Africa and its Diasporas have been historicized outside of the academy. The chapters focus on the public presentation of the imagined past of Africa, and of the uses of that past both within Africa and in the numerous African Diasporas created by the historical and contemporary movement of Africans outside of Africa under a variety of circumstances.





¡VIVA! Community Arts and Popular Education in the Americas

By Deborah Barndt (ed.)

(SUNY Press, 2011)


This compelling collection of inspiring case studies from community arts projects in five countries will inform and inspire students, artists, and activists. ¡VIVA! is the product of a five-year transnational research project that integrates place, politics, passion, and praxis. Framed by postcolonial theories of decolonization, the pedagogy of the oppressed articulated by Brazilian educator Paulo Freire, and the burgeoning field of community arts, this collection not only analyzes the dynamic integration of the critical and the creative in social justice movements, it embodies such a praxis. ... These practices offer critical hope for movements hungry for new ways of knowing and expressing histories, identities, and aspirations, as well as mobilizing communities for social transformation.


""¡Viva! is a powerful read, raising the bar on what we need to know and where we can grow. It is heartening to sense that we are part of a rising stream on its way to becoming a river. This book will become a touchstone in a growing international network of allies, so that more untold stories and projects can be heard and become part of a building momentum."

— Beverly Naidus, author of "Arts for Change: Teaching Outside the Frame"


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Comisarías de la Mujer en América Latina


Women's Police Stations in Latin America


(CEPLAES, 2010)


Edited by Nadine Jubb

This groundbreaking research examines women's access to justice in Latin America, with a particular focus on the impact of the Women's Police Stations (WPS). Since the first WPS opened in São Paulo, Brazil in 1985, they can now be found in 13 Latin American countries, while more countries offer other specialized policing services. In a region where most countries have laws on domestic and sexual violence, but few have specialized state services or public policies, the WPS have been at the forefront of providing access to justice and eliminating violence against women.




Ameriques transculturelles

Transcultural Americas (Cultural Transfers)


(University of Ottawa Press, 2010)


Edited by Afef Benessaieh

Transculturalism is a new way of viewing culture that sees cultures not as separate islands that are easily differentiated from one another, but as connected and interacting webs of meaning and practice. The Americas in particular offer many examples of transcultural identities that do not fit easily into one national or ethnic mold: Chicanos, Franco-Ontarians, Creoles, and second and third generation immigrants. From Quebec to Argentina, Transcultural Americas explores these identities which create themselves in a space between sameness and difference.





From Africa to Jamaica: The Making of an Atlantic Slave Society, 1775-1807


(University Press of Florida, 2010)


By Audra A. Diptee

Rich with historical sketches of the life and experiences of slaves in Africa, on slave ships, and in Jamaica, this volume illustrates the way enslaved Africans lived and helped to shape Jamaican society in the three decades before British abolition of the slave trade.

Audra Diptee's in-depth investigations reveal unexpected insights into the demographics of those captured in Africa and legally transported on British slave ships. For example, there is a commonly held belief that slave traders had a preference for adult males. In fact, the practicalities of slave raiding meant that women, children, and large groups of the elderly were particularly vulnerable during raids and were more often captured and made available for sale in the Caribbean.

From Africa to Jamaica offers a new look at the Atlantic slave trade in its final years, fleshing out the historical portrait of the African men, women, and children who were sold in Jamaica and were thus among the last of the enslaved to put their stamp on Jamaican society. There is no comparable study that takes such a comprehensive approach, looking at both the African and Jamaican sides of the trade system.


"Many Jamaicans are seeking empirical data from the period of the trade in Africans to justify the case for reparation. This book should provide them with much of what they need to understand this crime against humanity."

Verene A. Shepherd, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica


"This book makes a very significant contribution to the literature on the Atlantic Slave Trade and on its impact in Jamaica. It is a highly original study and addresses the important issue of the demography of the enslaved as well as emphasizing their humanity."

Gad Heuman, University of Warwick





Latin America's Left Turns:

Politics, Policies, and Trajectories of Change


(Lynne Rienner Pub, 2010)


Edited by Maxwell A. Cameron and Eric Hershberg

This accessible, up-to-date look at Latin American politics explores how—and to what effect—diverse forces on the left have not only captured the imagination of vast swathes of the continent’s population, but also taken hold of the reins of government.

The authors assess the multiple currents of Latin America's left turns, considering their origins, their relationships to political parties and social movements, and their performance in office. They also consider the challenges faced by such leaders as Hugo Chávez, Evo Morales, and "Lula" da Silva in efforts to address long-standing socioeconomic inequalities. Explicitly comparative and enhanced with solid empirical material, the book offers a thoughtful commentary on Latin America’s changing political environment.

"Engages readers in a historically informed, balanced, provocative, and lively conversation about the current leftist turns in Latin America, and their futures."

Shannan Mattiace, Allegheny College

"An extraordinary collection. This volume is a must-read for anyone interested in the current dynamics of Latin American politics."

Julio F. Carrion, University of Delaware





Dwellers of Memory

Youth and Violence in Medellin, Colombia


(Transaction Publishers, 2010)


By Pilar Riaño-Alcala

Dwellers of Memory is an ethnographic study of how urban youth in Colombia came to be at the intersection of multiple forms of political, drug-related, and territorial violence in a country undergoing forty years of internal armed conflict. It examines the ways in which youth in the city of Medellín reconfigure their lives and cultural worlds in the face of widespread violence. This violence has transgressed familiar boundaries and destroyed basic social supports and networks of trust. This volume attempts to map and understand its patterns and flows.


The author explores how Medellín's youth locate themselves and make sense of violence through contradictory and shifting memory practices. The violence has not completely taken over their cultural worlds or their subjectivities. Practices of remembering and forgetting are key methods by which these youth rework their identities and make sense of the impact of violence on their lives. While the experience of violence is rooted in urban space and urban youth, the memory dwellers use a sense of place, oral histories of death, and narratives of fear as survival strategies for inhabiting violent neighborhoods.


The book also examines fissures in memory, the contradictory constructions of young people's subjective selves, and practices of gendered violence and terror. All have and continue to pose risks to the historical memory and cultural survival of the residents of Medellín. Dwellers of Memory offers an alternative ethnographic approach to the study of memory and violence, one that calls into question whether the role of the ethnographer of violence is to be a mere witness of terror, or to oppose it by writing against it. It will be of interest to sociologists, anthropologists, and students of ethnography.


"This textured ethnography of how young barrio dwellers from Medellin, Colombia, collectively weave their memories of violence into the very space of death where they live, provides new directions for the anthropology of violence, moving us beyond fatalism and voyeurism, to a constructive engagement with the very people with whom we work. ... Riaño-Alcalá's workshop approach--itself, a Latin American contribution to anthropology--is an eloquent example of how anthropological methods can contribute to dialogue and peacemaking. Dwellers of Memory is engaged anthropology at its very best."

Joanne Rappaport, Professor of Latin American Cultural Studies and Anthropology, Georgetown University




Learning Citizenship by Practicing Democracy

International Initiatives and Perspectives


(Transaction Publishers, 2010)


Edited by Elizabeth Pinnington and Daniel Schugurensky

For many years, the fields of citizenship education and participatory democracy have often operated independently from each other. During the last decade, the Transformative Learning Centre of the University of Toronto has nurtured multiple spaces for an interdisciplinary dialogue among scholars, practitioners and students from these two fields.

One of those spaces was the Second International Conference on Citizenship Learning and Participatory Democracy, where close to 300 participants from all over the world shared ideas in more than 150 sessions, including discussions, round-tables, workshops and keynote addresses. This volume brings together a selected collection from the many papers submitted to the conference.

The articles in this book represent a variety of perspectives (as the authors come from different geographical and disciplinary locations), but they all share a commitment to improvements in theory, research and practice in the worldwide movement for deepening democracy and for an emancipatory citizenship education.


Latin America

Its Problems and Its Promise: A Multidisciplinary Approach


(Perseus Academic, 2010)


Edited by Jan Knippers Black

(with articles by CERLAC Fellows Jorge Nef and Liisa L. North)

Now in a fifth edition, Latin America has been updated to reflect the region’s growing optimism as economies stabilize, trade diversifies, and political systems become more participatory. This multidisciplinary survey of Latin American history, politics, and society features invited contributions from authorities in a variety of fields. New sections address current events including deforestation in Costa Rica and Brazil, emerging social movements, Ecuador’s new constitution, and Obama’s stated objectives to repair U.S. relations with the region. In addition, key topics—such as women and Latin American politics, socialist governments and anti-American sentiment, Argentina’s deteriorating economy, and Colombia’s struggle with military and narcotics issues—receive expanded and revitalized treatment. Other updated material covers outcomes of recent elections in Bolivia, Brazil, and Nicaragua, among others. Through a hybrid thematic and regional organization, this text provides an essential foundation for introductory courses on Latin America.


Praise for Previous Editions

"Prof. Jan Knippers Black’s updated textbook is the ideal resource for any interdisciplinary survey of Latin America. It’s new chapters are especially welcome in the sense that the more current trends in interdisciplinary research on Latin America are brought to the reader’s attention clearly and forcefully."

—James D. Huck, Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies

"This provocative textbook offers comprehensive articles on Latin America by some leading experts in the field. They cover all the major issues and countries, including historical background as well as recent events."
—Paul Drake, Dean of Social Sciences, University of California, San Diego


"This is a superb collection of essays on the Latin American reality in the age of globalization. Eminently accessible, timely, and informative, this is an ideal primer for the classroom or simply for those seeking a well-rounded overview of Latin American affairs."
—William I. Robinson, University of California, Santa Barbara.



Barrio Democracy in Latin America

Participatory Decentralization and Community Activism in Montevideo


(Penn State University Press, 2010)


By Eduardo Canel

The transition to democracy under way in Latin America since the 1980s has recently witnessed a resurgence of interest in experimenting with new forms of local governance emphasizing more participation by ordinary citizens. The hope is both to foster the spread of democracy and to improve equity in the distribution of resources. While participatory budgeting has been a favorite topic of many scholars studying this new phenomenon, there are many other types of ongoing experiments. In Barrio Democracy in Latin America, Eduardo Canel focuses our attention on the innovative participatory programs launched by the leftist government in Montevideo, Uruguay, in the early 1990s. Based on his extensive ethnographic fieldwork, Canel examines how local activists in three low-income neighborhoods in that city dealt with the opportunities and challenges of implementing democratic practices and building better relationships with sympathetic city officials.


“Eduardo Canel has written a rich, compelling account of the challenges of promoting participatory democracy in Uruguay. In the process, he successfully demonstrates the importance of local contexts and histories for understanding the potential of participatory institutions at the municipal level to actually democratize local governance. By focusing on three communities with the same institutional structures, Canel is able to derive important insights into how ‘lived experiences of participation,’ different kinds of social capital, and the often conflictual nature of civil society help explain the varying levels of successful inclusion associated with participatory institutions throughout Latin America.”

Philip Oxhorn, Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University

“In his well-written book Barrio Democracy in Latin America, Eduardo Canel explores the limits and possibilities of urban grassroots democratization in Uruguay. He contrasts how neighborhoods differ in how deeply they democratized, as well as how they evolved under different Latin American, national, and citywide conditions. This is a ‘must’ book for anyone interested in social movements, civil society, the political sociology of cities, and democracy both in general and in the specific context of Uruguay.”

Susan Eckstein, Boston University




The Social Capital of Refugees:

Cultural Background and Public Policy


by Andrea Pacheco Pacifico

CERLAC Research Associate and former Brazil Studies Seminar Coordinator

This book, written in Portuguese, 434p, is a result of a PhD dissertation defended in 2008 about the integration of refugees in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and in Toronto, Canada. It characterizes the global refugee regime and its expressions in Brazilian and Canadian society, and how refugees are integrated into these two countries. It analyzes the social capital produced by these refugees and the extent to it is a result of the cultural background of refugees or of the public policies of the host society. Three different groups of refugees were interviewed and studied: Arab-Muslim, Spanish-speaking Latin America, and Portuguese-speaking African refugees. The methodology used was transdisciplinarity.


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Rethinking Extractive Industries:

Regulation, Dispossession and Emerging Claims


Canadian Journal of Development Studies
Revue canadienne d’études du développement
XXX (1–2) 2010

Guest Editors:
Marshall Beck, Eduardo Canel, Uwafiokun Idemudia, Liisa L. North, David Szablowski, and Anna Zalik

A special double-issue of CJDS, stemming from the CERLAC-organized March 2009 conference


Table of Contents





Immigration and Canada: Global and Transnational Perspectives

(Canadian Scholars' Press, Inc. 2010)


By Alan Simmons


Immigration and Canada provides readers with a vital introduction to the field of international migration studies from a critical perspective. This original book offers up-to-date information on migration patterns and trends, with a particular focus on implications for Canada.


“This is the most comprehensive book I have read on international migration. The author argues that contemporary Canadian society cannot be de-coupled from history and the global system. The presentation of ideas and analysis in this book are borne out of sound pedagogy from an experienced scholar.”
— Charles Adeyanju, Sociology Department, Brandon University

“This volume will serve as a very useful book. The major strengths are its breadth and its Canadian focus. This book is a welcome addition to the literature on international migration.”
— Tanya Basok, Director, Centre for Studies in Social Justice, University of Windsor







The Paradoxes of Peacebuilding POST 9/11


(University of British Columbia Press, 2009)


Edited by Stephen Baranyi




What kind of peace is possible in the post-9/11 world? Is sustainable peace an illusion in a world where foreign military interventions are replacing peace negotiations as starting points for postwar reconstruction? What would it take to achieve durable peace in contexts as different as Afghanistan, Mozambique, and Sri Lanka?

Grappling with these questions, this book presents six provocative case studies authored by respected peacebuilding practitioners in their own societies. The studies address two cases of relative success (Guatemala and Mozambique), three cases of renewed but deeply fraught efforts (Afghanistan, Haiti, and the Palestinian Territories), and the case of Sri Lanka, where peacebuilding was aborted but where the outlines of a new peace process can be discerned. The book also includes original analyses of demobilization, disarmament, and reintegration processes in three different contexts, written by teams of Northern and Southern analysts.

This timely volume bridges the gap between minimalist and maximalist approaches to peacebuilding, as well as giving voice to Southern researchers in Northern-dominated debates. It will interest practitioners and students of peace, security, and development studies, as well as policymakers at many levels of government.







Indigenous Peoples and the Law

Comparative and Critical Perspectives
Edited by Benjamin J Richardson, Shin Imai and Kent McNeil

(Hart Publishing: Oxford, 2009)


Edited by Benjamin J Richardson, Shin Imai and Kent McNeil




Indigenous Peoples and the Law provides an historical, comparative and contextual analysis of various legal and policy issues affecting Indigenous peoples. It focuses on the common law jurisdictions of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States, as well as relevant international law developments. Edited by Benjamin J Richardson, Shin Imai, and Kent McNeil, this collection of new essays features 13 contributors including many Indigenous scholars, drawn from around the world. The book provides a pithy overview of the subject-matter, enabling readers to appreciate the seminal issues, precedents and international legal trends of most concern to Indigenous peoples.

The first half of Indigenous Peoples and the Law takes an historical perspective of the principal jurisdictions, canvassing, in particular, themes of Indigenous sovereignty, status and identity, and the movement for Indigenous self-determination. It also examines these issues in an international context, including the Inter-American human rights regime and the 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The second part of the book canvasses some contemporary issues and claims of Indigenous peoples, including land rights, mobility rights, community self-governance, environmental governance, alternative dispute resolution processes, the legal status of Aboriginal women and the place of Indigenous legal traditions and legal theory.

Although an introductory volume designed primarily for readers without advanced understanding of Indigenous legal issues, Indigenous Peoples and the Law should also appeal to seasoned scholars, policy-makers, lawyers and others who are knowledgeable of such issues in their own jurisdiction and wish to learn more about developments in other places.







Post-Neoliberalism in the Americas


(Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)


Edited by Laura Macdonald and Arne Ruckert




Dramatic changes have occurred in recent years in countries throughout the Americas. Neoliberal policy prescriptions promoted by international financial agencies have failed to deliver significant growth, and have led to rising levels of poverty and inequality. This collection brings together a diverse range of analyses to interrogate these changes occurring in the Americas, from Canada to Venezuela to Chile. Authors debate the reasons for the election of a large number of New Left governments in Latin America, and discuss the significance of the policies they have adopted. Do these policies represent a radical shift in direction towards a post-neoliberal era, or only a kinder and gentler form of neoliberalism? How do New Left governments differ from each other? At the same time, some governments in the Americas, particularly in North America, continue to cling to neoliberal policy prescriptions despite their problems. However, authors in this collection argue that transformations have occurred even in these neo-liberal holdouts. The book offers an essential overview of recent changes in the hemisphere, highlighting both the continuities and discontinuities in neoliberal practice.

'[A] provocative edited volume, which will appeal to academic audiences but also to the informed reader...Perhaps the most innovative feature of the collection is its geographic reach, encompassing Canada and the US as well as Latin America, and combining comparative thematic chapters with country case studies.'

Times Higher Education







The Democratic Challenge

Rethinking Democracy and Democratization


(Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)


By Jorge Nef and Bernd Reiter




This text provides a critical but systematic overview of democratic theory and practice in the contemporary world. The authors show that recent developments are more complex than admitted by proponents of the idea of a democratic world with, what they call, de-democratization of various forms running in parallel with democratization.

'A compelling analysis of the concept of democracy and of the challenges it faces in the contemporary era. The Democratic Challenge should thus prove of great interest both for those engaged in debates over democratic theory and those concerned with its fate in today's world.'

Douglas Kellner, UCLA and author of Media Spectacle and the Crisis of Democracy






Struggles for Local Democracy in the Andes



(Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009)


By John Cameron

John Cameron draws on power-based approaches to the study of democratization as he thoughtfully explores efforts by indigenous and peasant groups to gain control of local governments and deepen democracy in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru.

Cameron addresses three fundamental questions: What factors best explain the success or failure of local political movements in the Andes? What forms of democracy are emerging in indigenous- and peasant-controlled municipalities? What are the impacts of municipal democratization on the well-being and political identities of the citizenry? As he elucidates his results, he reminds readers that, in the midst of some of the most exclusionary and elite-dominated systems of local government in Latin America, political struggles for democracy are having a profound impact.


"Cameron’s richly detailed comparative case studies are highly recommended for those interested in local democracy, rural development, and indigenous politics. "


"Remarkably rich and insightful.... All who wish to understand local politics in Latin America, especially in its ethnically diverse regions, must read this work."

Liisa North, York University

"An impressive piece of scholarship ... consistently clear and effective."

Kent Eaton, University of California Santa Cruz





Blazing Cane: Sugar Communities, Class, and State Formation in Cuba, 1868-1959

(Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009)


By Gillian McGillivray


McGillivray examines the development of social classes linked to sugar production, and their contribution to the formation and transformation of the state, from the first Cuban Revolution for Independence in 1868 through the Cuban Revolution of 1959. She describes how cane burning became a powerful way for farmers, workers, and revolutionaries to commit sabotage, take control of the harvest season, improve working conditions, protest political repression, attack colonialism and imperialism, nationalize sugarmills, and, ultimately, acquire greater political and economic power. Not limiting her analysis to the island, McGillivray shows that twentieth-century Cuban history reflected broader trends in the Western Hemisphere, from modernity to popular nationalism to Cold War repression.


“Gillian McGillivray offers a new and original understanding of the history of Cuba from the mid-nineteenth century to Castro’s Cuban revolution by reading that history from the perspective of two sugar communities. She stresses the agency of workers in sugar communities, who asserted demands and engaged with, as they helped shape, the rhetoric of the state and state formation. Blazing Cane is an important contribution to modern Cuban history, and a compelling case for the impossibility of separating the local from the national and transnational in any study.”


- William E. French, author of A Peaceful and Working People: Manners, Morals, and Class Formation in Northern Mexico



"Vamos dando la vuelta"

Iniciativas endógenas de desarrollo local en la Sierra ecuatoriana


Por Liisa North y Luciano Martinez


¿Pueden los mercados no-agrícolas servir a las necesidades de los pequeños productores rurales? ¿Pueden estos mercados, facilitar la diversificación económica y la reducción de la pobreza? En este fascinante estudio que resume cerca de veinte años de investigación sobre la industria rural de los jeans en Pelileo. Luciano Martínez y Liisa North identifican los antecedentes históricos y dimensiones contemporáneas de una experiencia social única, que contrasta con la decadencia de las economías rurales en Latinoamérica, causada por las políticas neoliberales.


"Los autores muestran cómo los pequeños empresarios rurales pueden jugar un rol dinamizador cuando tienen acceso a tierra, educación y oportunidades en el mercado doméstico. Esto demuestra tanto innovación tecnológica como social. Se concluye que las políticas públicas orientadas a una diversificación rural, en condiciones que permitan el acceso a bienes productivos y servicios adecuados a las poblaciones rurales, son la clave para asegurar procesos de desarrollo en el campo ecuatoriano."

- Ricardo Grinspun, Department of Economics and CERLAC, York University


Blood and Capital: The Paramilitarization of Colombia

By Jasmin Hristov

Hristov examines the complexities, dynamics, and contradictions of present-day armed conflict in Colombia. She conducts an in-depth inquiry into the restructuring of the state’s coercive apparatus and the phenomenon of paramilitarism by looking at its military, political, and legal dimensions. Hristov demonstrates how various interrelated forms of violence by state forces, paramilitary groups, and organized crime are instrumental to the process of capital accumulation by the local elite as well as the exercise of political power by foreign enterprises. She addresses, as well, issues of forced displacement, proletarianization of peasants, concentration of landownership, growth in urban and rural poverty, and human rights violations in relation to the use of legal means and extralegal armed force by local dominant groups and foreign companies.


"A searing indictment of accumulation at the expense of indigenous peoples, peasants, Afro-colombians, and the working poor...this powerful book is essential reading for all who wish to understand contemporary Colombia, and for all who care about human rights and global justice." - David Mcnally, Professor of Political Science, York University and author of Another World Is Possible: Globalization and Anti-Capitalism

"This original and illuminating book will be essential reading for students and scholars seeking to better understand the roots of extreme violence in Colombia and why it has been so difficult to end the widespread killings, abductions and use of torture in that country." -Alan Simmons, Senior Scholar, Department of Sociology, and CERLAC, York University

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The World of Mexican Migrants. The Rock and the Hard Place


By Judith Adler Hellman


Widely praised as a splendid addition to the literature on the great wave of post–1970 immigration from Mexico—as a result of which an estimated 6 million undocumented Mexican migrants now live in the United States—The World of Mexican Migrants, by acclaimed author Judith Adler Hellman, takes us into the lives of those who, no longer able to eke out even a modest living in their homeland, have traveled north to find jobs.

"A sympathetic, wide-ranging portrait of the lives of Mexicans on both sides of the border." --Kirkus Reviews


"[Hellman] skillfully allows the immigrants to express their experiences through some of their own words....An outstanding book." --Choice


"Hellman's extraordinarily wide-ranging and painstaking field research not only puts a human face on the abstractions of large-scale Mexican migration to the United States; her work helps the reader understand the big policy issues raised by this population movement." --Wayne A. Cornelius, director, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies


"This wonderful book gives us a vivid ground-level view of the experiences of Mexican migrants as they maneuver to survive." --Frances Fox Piven.


Listed as one of Choice Magazine's "Outstanding Academic Titles" for 2008.


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Homophobias: Lust and Loathing across Time and Space
(Duke University Press, 2009)

Edited by David Murray

This book provides an insight into the production of discourse around homophobia, and explores the sociocultural and political contexts within which this discourse has been and continues to be produced. The contributors look at the production of homophobic discourse within a variety of contexts, including: the past and present-American Christian churches, Greece, India, the Caribbean, New York City and Indonesia. In this exploration, they aim to reveal the processes behind homophobic discourses and how these processes are intricately connected to nationalism, sexism, racism, class and colonialism. Moreover, they dissect the term “homophopia” and critique its use as a cross-cultural term.

-"David A. B. Murray's collection makes an important contribution to queer/LGBT studies by extricating and interrogating the concept of 'homophobia' often implicit in anthropological studies of sexuality and gender. The essays reject essentialized characterizations of homophobia as an intrinsic quality of a culture, region, or nation; in contrast, they explore the institutionally mediated, politically infused, and historically situated set of practices and discourses that constitute homophobias."

Megan J. Sinnott, author of Toms and Dees: Transgender Identity and Female Same-Sex Relationships in Thailand



Health and medicine in the circum-Caribbean, 1800-1968
(New York : Routledge, 2009)

Edited by Juanita De Barros, Steven Palmer and David Wright

This book provides a social and cultural exploration of the medical experiences of the French, Hispanic, Dutch and British Caribbean, and the associated power tensions within. The controls of public health, the politics associated with professionalization and the controversy between different forms of medicalization are looked at. A particular emphasis is placed on the significance of gender and race as they relate to the medical experiences within the Caribbean.


The People’s Progressive Party of Guyana: 1950-1992: An Oral History
(London: Hansib Publishing, 2007)

By Frank Birbalsingh

Birbalsingh attempts to offer a balanced account of the People’s Progressive Party of Guyana, through offering a collection of interviews with members and opponents of the PPP. Some of the people interviewed, include: Dr. Cheddi Jagan and his wife Janet Jagan, Richard Hart, Lloyd Best, Father Andrew Morrison (a Roman Catholic priest) and David de Caires (an editor of a national newspaper). He presents a history, as well as the factors that shaped the party’s exclusion from power during the given time period (1950-1992).

“Frank Birbalsingh has provided an important service to the people and history of Guyana. He has captured the voices, passions, and sense of betrayal that have shaped both Guyanese history in the second half of the twentieth century, and the contemporary context of Guyanese life which is hostage to the events and personalities of that period”

--Cary Fraser


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Transnational Law and Local Struggles: Mining Communities and the World Bank

By David Szablowski


Szablowski examines how conflicts between mining companies and local communities have emerged worldwide as an urgent and intractable problem that has stimulated competing regulatory efforts at local, national, and global scales. The book is centered on a rich case study of a conflict between a Canadian-owned mining project in Peru and local Andean indigenous communities. 


Organizing The Transnational: Labour, Politics and Social Change 

By Luin Goldring and Sailaja Krishnamurti 


Migrants to Canada often maintain or develop transnational ties and identities that link them to their homeland or a homeland-based group.  Focusing on Asian and Latin American migrants, Organizing the Transnational attempts to articulate a cultural politics of transnationalism, rather than focusing separately on economic, or political, or social issues. 


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Whose Canada?: Continental Integration, Fortress North America, and the Corporate Agenda

Whose Canada?: Continental Integration, Fortress North America, and the Corporate Agenda

By Ricardo Grinspun and Yasmine Shamise


Questions and concerns regarding Canada's relationship with the United States loom larger than ever since 9/11. Contributors provide a comprehensive analysis of the legacy of free trade and  the challenges that deepening bilateral integration presents for Canadian sovereignty and public policy autonomy. In response to the question Whose Canada?, the authors share their skepticism about corporate Canada's continental agenda and the results of Ottawa's cozying up to Washington, arguing forcefully that Canada's future must be shaped by its citizens, not its elites.


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Etnicidad y nación. El desarrollo de la autonomía de la Costa Atlántica de Nicaragua (1987-2007)

By Miguel González, Pierre Frühling and Hans Petter Buvollen


Importante obra acerca del desarrollo de la autonomía de la costa atlántica nicaragüense, será presentado hoy.

El libro está prologado por Edelberto Torres-Rivas y constituye una investigación rigurosa del tema étnico.


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Fair Trade Coffee: The prospects and pitfalls of market-driven social justice

By Gavin Fridell


Using fair trade groups in Mexico and Canada as case studies, Fridell examines fair trade coffee at both the global and local level, assessing it as a development project and locating it within political and development theory. In addition, Fridell provides in-depth historical analysis of fair trade coffee in the context of global trade, and compares it to a variety of post-war development projects within the coffee industry.


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The Rama People: Struggling for Land and Culture 

By Miguel González, Svein Jentoft, Diala López and Arja Koskinen


The Rama are roughly 1,500 to 2,000 people living in scattered communities on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua in areas that comprise some of the country's richest natural environment.  Their land and resources are subjected to heavy external exploitation and the survival of their unique culture is at stake. This book tells the story of the Rama people's struggle for the rights to their own land a culture.


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Community Rights and Corporate Responsibility: Canadian Mining and Oil Companies in Latin America

Edited by Liisa North, Timothy David Clark, and Viviana Patroni


This collection, the most comprehensive in the English-language to date, investigates conflicts between the communities affected by mining and their advocates on one side, and the transnational mining companies supported by the local state and the Canadian government on the other, looking at cases in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, and Nicaragua. Contributors address the related sustainable development, community, corporate, legal, and social issues. 


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Tortillas and Tomatoes. Mexican Transmigrant Harvesters in Canada.

By Tanya Basok


Based on interviews with Leamington greenhouse growers and migrant Mexican workers, Tanya Basok offers a timely analysis of why the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program is needed. She argues that while Mexican workers do not necessarily constitute cheap labour for Canadian growers, they are vital for the survival of some agricultural sectors because they are always available for work, even on holidays and weekends, or when exhausted, sick, or injured.

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Tangled Routes: Women, Work, and Globalization on the Tomato Trail 

By Deborah Barndt


Follows a corporate tomato from a Mexican field through the United States to a Canadian table, examining in its wake the dynamic relationship between production and consumption, work and technology, health and environment, bio-diversity and cultural diversity...


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Co-edited by CERLAC Fellow, with contributions from various CERLAC Graduate Associates 


Popular Collective Action in the Americas

Edited by Gene Desfor, Deborah Barndt, Barbara Rahder


How marginalized groups and individuals battle to gain some measure of control of their lives.


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Latest Project Publication of CERLAC's Carribean Religions Project: 


NATION DANCE: Religion, Identity, and Cultural Difference in the Caribbean

Edited by Patrick Taylor


Addresses the interplay of diverse spiritual, religious and cultural traditions across the Caribbean.


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Urban Teacher Education and Teaching: Innovative Practices for Diversity and Social Justice

Edited by R. Patrick Solomon and Dia N. R. Dekayi


Illuminates the most pressing challenges faced by urban schools, teachers, teacher candidates and teacher training programs.  It goes beyond traditional discourses in teacher education to focus on diversity, social justice, democratic schooling, and community building.


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Community Power and Grassroots Democracy: The Transformation of Social Life. Editors: Michael Kaufman and Haroldo Dilla Alfonso. CERLAC and Centro de Estudios sobre América. 1997. Zed Books Ltd. London, U.K. and International Development Research Centre (IDRC), P.O. Box 8500, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1G 3H9. (Available from CERLAC) 


Economic Integration in the Americas. Editors: C. Paraskevopoulos, R. Grinspun and G. Eaton. 1996. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. 8 Lansdown Place, Cheltenham, Glos GL50 2HV, U.K. 


Economic Integration and Public Policy in the European Union. Editors: C. Paraskevopoulos, R. Grinspun and T. Georgakopoulos. 1996. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 8 Lansdown Place, Cheltenham, Glos GL50 2HV, Aldershot, U.K.


International Migration and Human Rights in North America: The Impact of Free Trade and Restructuring. Editor: Alan B. Simmons, 1996. Centre for Migration Studies, 209 Flagg Place, Staten Island, NY, 10304-1199.


The Politics of Regional Conflict: Central America, Southern Africa and the Middle East. Editors: W. Thom Workman and Luis Mesa Delmonte. 1995. Canadian Scholars' Press Inc., 180 Bloor St.W., Ste 402, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2V6.


A Report on Reforming the Organization of American States to Support Democratization in the Hemisphere: A Canadian Perspective. Liisa North and Yasmine Shamsie (CERLAC) and George Wright (FOCAL) 1995. (Available from CERLAC)


Discovering the Americas: The Evolution of Canadian Foreign Policy towards Latin America. Editor: James Rochlin, 1994. The University of British Columbia Press, 6344 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1W5.


Historia y Región en el Ecuador: 1830-1930. Editor: Juan Maiguashca. FLACSO-CERLAC Project, Volume IV, 1994. Corporación Editora Nacional, Roca 230 y Tamayo, Apartado Postal 17-12-00886, Quito, Ecuador. (Available from CERLAC)


The Political Economy of North American Free Trade. Editors: Ricardo Grinspun and Maxwell Cameron. McGill-Queen's University Press, 1993. St.Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10010.


Popular Participation and Development: A Bibliography on Africa and Latin America. Hugh Dow and Jonathan Barker. Published jointly by CERLAC and the Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto, 1992. (Available from CERLAC)


Forging Identities and Patterns of Development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Editors: Harry P. Diaz, Joanna W.A. Rummens, Patrick D.M. Taylor. CALACS- ACELAC/CERLAC. 1991. Canadian Scholars Press Inc, 180 Bloor St.W., Ste 402, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2V6. (Available from CERLAC)


La Cuestión Regional y el Poder. Editor: Rafael Quintero. FLACSO-CERLAC Project, Volume III, 1991. Corporación Editora Nacional, Roca 230 y Tamayo, Apartado Postal 17-12-00886, Quito, Ecuador. (Available from CERLAC)


Between War and Peace in Central America: Choices for Canada. Editor: Liisa North. CAPA and Between-the-Lines, 1990. 720 Bathurst Street, Suite 404, Toronto, M5S 2R5.


The National Unified School in Allende's Chile: The Role of Education in the Destruction of a Revolution. Joseph P. Farrell. 1986. CERLAC and the University of British Columbia Press, 6344 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5.


Clase y Región en el Agro Ecuatoriano. Editor: Miguel Murmis. FLACSO-CERLAC Project, Volume II, 1986. Corporacion Editora Nacional, Corporacion Editora Nacional, Roca 230 y Tamayo, Apartado Postal 17-12-00886, Quito, Ecuador.


La Economía Politica del Ecuador: Campo, Región, Nación. Editor: Louis Lefeber. FLACSO-CERLAC Project, Volume I, 1985. Corporacion Editora Nacional, Roca 230 y Tamayo, Apartado Postal 17-12-00886, Quito, Ecuador.



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