A revolution of conscience

Mexico’s president-elect delivers an unforgiving critique of moral rot at the heart of power – and outlines an uplifting vision of renewal ■ A New Hope for Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, translated by Natascha Uhlmann, 2017, Pluto Press

An anarchist to the bitter end

Ironically celebrated by Mexico’s state as a heroic precursor of the Revolution, Ricardo Flores Magón rejected any compromise with the new revolutionary order ■ The Return of Comrade Ricardo Flores Magón, Claudio Lomnitz, 2014, Zone Books

Jackboot justice

Chile’s gulag under Pinochet serves as a brutal reminder of what is at stake in a military coup ■ Prisoner of Pinochet: My Year in a Chilean Concentration Camp, Sergio Bitar, translated by Erin Goodman, 2017, University of Wisconsin Press