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...

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