Book Reviews

Democratic Dividends: Globalization, Liberation, and Economic Revolution in Brazil

Starting Over: Brazil Since 1985 Albert Fishlow (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2011), 236 pages. In Starting Over: Brazil Since 1985, Albert Fishlow examines the forces behind Brazil’s...

A Tale of Two Continents

Latin Lessons: How South America Stopped Listening to the United States and Started Prospering Hal Weitzman (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2012), 260 pages. Latin Lessons: How South America...

Reforming, Fast and Slow

After Neoliberalism? The Left and Economic Reforms in Latin America Gustavo A. Flores-Macías (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012), 261 pages. On the morning after Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was...

Green Carbon, Black Trade: Finding Comprehensive Solutions for an Intersectoral Problem

It has become a truism to describe transnational problems as interconnected. However, a recent joint report “Green Carbon, Black Trade: Illegal Logging, Tax Fraud and Laundering in the World...

Cartel Corridor: The Move to Central America

Countering Criminal Violence in Central Michael Shifter (Council Special Report No. 64, Council on Foreign Relations, New York: 2012), 59 pages. In August 2012 a member of Los Zetas cartel, one of...

Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective

Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective Louise Shelley (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 356 pages.   Louise Shelley’s new book, Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective is the...

The Story of Two Women who Risked Everything in the International Drug Trade

The Story of Two Women who Risked Everything in the International Drug Trade Asale Angel-Ajani (Berkeley: Seal Press, 2010), 325 pages.   Much has been written about the global drug trade, the...

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