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LATIN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES

is a theoretical and scholarly journal for discussion and debate on the political economy of capitalism, imperialism, and socialism in the Americas. For more than forty years, it has published timely, progressive analyses of the social forces shaping contemporary Latin America.

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LATIN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES

is a theoretical and scholarly journal for discussion and debate on the political economy of capitalism, imperialism, and socialism in the Americas. For more than forty years, it has published timely, progressive analyses of the social forces shaping contemporary Latin America.

    Social Movements in Latin America: The Progressive Governments and Beyond Part 2

    Social Movements in Latin America: The Progressive Governments and Beyond Part 2

    Sept 2020



    Issue Editors: Ronaldo Munck and Kyla Sankey



    This second instalment of a social movements in Latin America dedicated issue develops some of the key themes from Issue 1. The progressive governments have faded and right wing regimes prevail but social movements continue. It takes up the complex interplay between the movements and the changing political domain. It examines the rural movements, the Workers’ Party of Brazil, feminism, the piqueteros of Argentina and the 2019 indigenous revolt in Ecuador.



     





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    Social Movements in Latin America: The Progressive Governments and Beyond Part 1

    Social Movements in Latin America: The Progressive Governments and Beyond Part 1

    March 2020

    Issue Editors: Alfredo Saad-Filho, Juan Grigera, and Ana Paula Colombi

    Part II of this issue discusses the nature, strengths, achievements, contradictions, and limitations of the administrations led by the PT in federal government, questioning whether they can be characterized as a variety of neoliberalism. Besides macroeconomic policies and political alliances, this volume directs its attention to specific aspects of the PT policies. This includes foreign policy, Brazil’s external economic constraint, and the government’s regional, distributive, social and labor market policies; this volume also traces the emerging forms of collective action and the new forms of resistance of the working class.

     



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    The Resurgence of Collective Memory, Truth, and Justice Mobilizations in Latin America

    The Resurgence of Collective Memory, Truth, and Justice Mobilizations in Latin America

    June 2020



    Issue Editor: Roberta Villalón



    In this episode of the Latin American Perspectives podcast, Alexander Scott, Outreach Coordinator for Latin American Perspectives, Inc., discusses the May 2015, September 2016, and November 2016 issues, "The Resurgence of Collective Memory, Truth, and Justice Mobilizations" Part I, Part II: Artistic and Cultural Resistance, and Part III: Culture, Politics, and Social Mobilizations with Guest Editor Roberta Villalón. The book Memory, Truth and Justice in Contemporary Latin America in the LAP in the Classroom series draws on articles from these issues.



     







     

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    Calles de la Resistencia: Pathways to Empowerment in Puerto Rico

    Calles de la Resistencia: Pathways to Empowerment in Puerto Rico

    May 2020

    Issue Editor: Jean Hostetler-Díaz

    Calles de Resistencia: Pathways to Empowerment in Puerto Rico reveals a level of consciousness, experience, and resoluteness that is the result of  an historic and protracted struggle to attain a liberated nation.  This outstanding collection of well-developed economic analyses, policy proposals, political, perspectives and analyses of last summer’s remarkable mobilization, plus photo documentation, provides valuable insights about the historical and contemporary conditions that define the Puerto Rican experience.

     



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    The Nature of the PT Governments: A Variety of Neoliberalism?

    The Nature of the PT Governments: A Variety of Neoliberalism?

    March 2020

    Issue Editors: Alfredo Saad-Filho, Juan Grigera, and Ana Paula Colombi

    Part II of this issue discusses the nature, strengths, achievements, contradictions, and limitations of the administrations led by the PT in federal government, questioning whether they can be characterized as a variety of neoliberalism. Besides macroeconomic policies and political alliances, this volume directs its attention to specific aspects of the PT policies. This includes foreign policy, Brazil’s external economic constraint, and the government’s regional, distributive, social and labor market policies; this volume also traces the emerging forms of collective action and the new forms of resistance of the working class.

     



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    Neoliberalism and the Challenges Facing Popular Sectors

    Neoliberalism and the Challenges Facing Popular Sectors

    Nov. 2019

    Issue editor: Steve Ellner

    The articles in this issue explore specific negative aspects of the policies and strategies followed by the champions of globalization and neoliberalism as well as proposals and actions associated with their critics. Topics include the proposal to assign matters of internal security to the armed forces in Argentina; the labor policy of four pro-and anti-neoliberal governments; how racial and class discriminatory policies of U.S. immigration officials have mold the attitudes of their Mexican counterparts; the potential of constituent assemblies for far-reaching change; the relationship between mental health and income inequality; and the anti-neoliberalism of the hemispheric labor movement.

     



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