On the dark side

On the dark side

From the Darkness, the debut novel of Oswaldo Salazar, now in English, is a masterful account of a true crime that shook Guatemala in 1939

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Balls to that

Balls to that

El Diego is a runaway train of an autobiography in which the South American soccer genius Diego Maradona tells us his version of his life story

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Avant-gardes under the knife

Avant-gardes under the knife

The Avant-Garde and Geopolitics in Latin America by Fernando Rosenberg takes a cultural studies scalpel to movements of modernity

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Grabbed by the collar

Grabbed by the collar

El hombre de Montserrat by Dante Liano is a stylish bludgeon that forces the reader through a Guatemala crisscrossed by death squads

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Errands after death

Cualquier forma de morir by Rafael Menjívar Ochoa is a fatal cocktail of death and corruption stirred vigorously with the blackest of humour

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The two Fridas

The two Fridas

Julie Taymor’s Oscar-winning Frida is visually stunning but depicts the celebrated Mexican artist as a political invalid

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Kid’s stuff

Kid’s stuff

Bullets whizz by liberally throughout Voces inocentes, but the casting remains completely off target

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Navel gazing with a purpose

Navel gazing with a purpose

Claudio Lomnitz joins a long tradition of anthropological reflection on the nature of the Mexican national idea in Deep Mexico, Silent Mexico

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LatAmRoB, Volume 1, Number 3

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Casa de caba

Casa de caba

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