Latin America

March 2002
Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Air University Library
Maxwell AFB, AL


Latin America--Religion
Latin America--Security and Defense
Latin America--Social Aspects
Latin America--Trade Relations

Latin America--Religion


Burdick, John. What Is the Color of the Holy Spirit? Pentecostalism and Black Identity in Brazil. Latin American Research Review No.2:109-131 1999.

Cline, Sarah. Competition and Fluidity in Latin American Christianity. Latin American Research Review 35, no. 2:244-251 2000.
Review essay.

Gamara, Jeffrey. Conflict, Post-Conflict and Religion: Andean Responses to New Religious Movements. Journal of Southern African Studies 26:271-287 June 2000.

Stewart-Gambino, Hannah W. "Religious Consumers" in a Changing "Religious Marketplace." Latin American Research Review 36:193-206 2001.
Review essay on the "vibrant" field of religion and politics in Latin America.

Latin America--Security and Defense


Barr, Alfred R. and Sereseres, Caesar D. US Unconventional Warfare Operations and Lessons from Central America, 1980-90: A Successful Economy of Force Engagement Strategy. Low Intensity Conflict and Law Enforcement 8:1-32 Summer 1999.

Marks, Tom. Colombian Reality: US Counter-Drug Training is Largely Peripheral to Colombian Army's Principal Counterinsurgency Mission. Armed Forces Journal International 138:20+ March 2001.

Manwaring, Max G. Security and Civil-Military Relations in the New World Disorder: The Use of Armed Forces in the Americas. Carlisle Barracks, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, 1999. 85 p.
"An Anthology from a Symposium Co-sponsored by The Chief of Staff, United States Army, The George Bush School of Government and Public Service, and the U.S. Army War College."
Book call no.: 322.5098 S446

The New Security Agenda, edited by Paul B. Stares. New York, Japan Center for International Exchange, 1998. 332 p.
Latin America, by Monica Serrano, pp 152-175.
Book call no.: 355.03 N5323

Regional Mechanisms and International Security in Latin America
, edited by Olga Pellicer. New York, United Nations University Press, 1998. 159 p.
Book call no.: 341.72098 R336

Strategic Balance and Confidence Building Measures in the Americas
, edited by Joseph S. Tulchin and Francisco Rojas Aravena. Washington, Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 1998. 199 p.
Book call no.: 355.03308 S898


Grimmett, Richard and Sullivan, Mark P. U.S. Army School of the Americas: Background and Congressional Concerns. Washington, Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service, April 1999. 9 p. (Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service. Report)
Doc. call no.: M-U 42953-1 no.97-726 F (1999 Apr 27)

Hall, John E. Defense Reform in Latin America and U.S. Policy. Carlisle Barracks, PA, April 1999. 37 p. (U.S. Army War College. Strategy research project)
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-537 H1771d


Bury This Relic. Current News: Early Bird, pp 75-76, May 24, 1999.
This editorial advises closing of the School of the Americas. Reprinted from the Los Angeles Times, May 21, 1999, p 16.

Caldera, Louis. No School for Scandal. Current News: Early Bird, pp 20-21, July 28, 1999.
Reprinted from the Washington Times, July 27, 1999.

Contreras Q., Carlos. Interstate Relations in Latin America. Security Dialogue 30:239-246 June 1999.

Falcoff, Mark. Latin America. Officer 75:27-32+ June 1999.

Hira, Anil. Latin America at Century's End: What next? Third World Quarterly 22:457-462 2001.
Feature review of: International Security & Democracy: Latin America and the Caribbean in the Post -Cold War Era and The Post-NAFTA Political Economy: Mexico and the Western Hemisphere.

Lancaster, John. House Kills Training for School of the Americas. Current News: Early Bird, p 21, August 2, 1999.
The Army facility is accused of fostering human rights abuses. Reprinted from the Washington Post, July 31, 1999, p 3.

Marks, Tom. Colombian Reality: US Counter-Drug Training is Largely Peripheral to Colombian Army's Principal Counterinsurgency Mission. Armed Forces Journal International 138:20+ March 2001.

Oppenheimer, Andres. Arms Control: Times to Act. Current News: Early Bird, pp 59-60, June11, 1999.
Reprinted from the Miami Herald, June 10, 1999.

Pereida, Anthony and Davis, Diane E. New Patterns of Militarized Violence and Coercion in the Americas. Latin American Perspectives 27:3-17 March 2000.
Introduction to four articles on extra-legal military activities in response to civil disorder.

Sethi, Manpreet. Changing Role of Military in Latin America: Some Approaches and Interpretations. Strategic Analysis 21:1547-1560 January 1998.

Warwick, Graham. Keeping Afloat. Flight International 155:40-41 April 20, 1999.
Latin American air forces are trimming their modernization plans to cope with funding cuts.

Latin America--Social Aspects 


Ward, John. Latin America: Development and Conflict Since 1945. New York, Routledge, 1997. 127 p.
An economic history embracing social and political themes.
Book call no.: 3330.980033 W259L


Adelante!: The New Rural Activism in the Americas. NACLA Report on the Americas 33:13-49 March/April 2000.
Issue title with seven related articles.

The Americas Shift Toward Private Health Care. Economist 351:27-29+ May 8, 1999.

Austin, Robert. Popular History and Popular Education: El Consejo de Educacion de Adultos de America Latina. Latin American Perspectives 26:39-68 July 1999.
This issue is concerned with education and its potential to change society.

Brysk, Alison. Democratizing Civil Society in Latin America Journal of Democracy 11, no 3:151-165 July 2000.
Explores the relationship between civil society and democratic society.

Colburn, Forrest D. Inequality in Latin America. Dissent 46:26-29 Summer 1999.

Crawley, Andrew. Equality, Poverty, Democracy. The World Today 56:20-22 July 2000.
Generalized assessment of issues facing Latin America in the 21st century.

Hostetler-Diaz, Jean. Liberation and Pedagogic Empowerment: Identities and Localities: Social Analyses on Gendered Terrain: Introduction. Latin American Perspectives 26:3-7 July 1999.
This issue is concerned with education and its potential to change society.

Hopgood, James F. Identity, Gender, and Myth: Expressions of Mesoamerican Change and Continuity. Latin American Research Review 35, no. 2:204-215 2000.
Review essay.

Fitzsimmons, Tracy. A Monstrous Regiment of Women?: State, Regime, and Women's Political Organizing in Latin America. Latin American Research Review 35:216-229 2000.
Review essay.

Gomez, Ricardo. The Hall of Mirrors: The Internet in Latin America. Current History 99, no. 634:72-77 February 2000.
Discusses actual and potential uses of Internet in Latin America.

Latin American Universities Under Examination Economist 351:34+ May 8, 1999.

Nascimento, Amos. Identities in Conflict? Latin (African) American. Peace Review 9:489-495 December 1997.

Selbin, Eric. Resistance, Rebellion, and Revolution in Latin America and the Caribbean at the Millennium. Latin American Research Review 36:171-192 Review essay examining questions of democracy and civil society as addressed in six books published between 1997 and 1998.

UNDP Releases Development Report. Central America Report 28:1-2 July 27, 2001.

Smulovitz, Catalina and Peruzzotti, Enrique. Societal Accountability in Latin America. Journal of Democracy 11:147-158 October 2000.
Social action as the impetus for government action .

Women in Latin America, Part 3: Identities and Localities: Social Analyses on Gendered Terrain. Latin American Perspectives 26:entire issue May 1999.
Includes several articles by various authors on the subject, specifically in Mexico, El Salvador, and Brazil. Parts 1 and 2 appeared in the Spring 1995 and Winter 1996 issues, respectively.

Latin America--Trade Relations 


MERCOSUR: Regional Integration, World Markets, edited by Riordan Roett. Boulder, CO, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1999. 139 p.
Book call no.: 337.18 M556


Bray, Marjorie Woodford. Trade as an Instrument of Dominance: The Latin American Experience. Latin American Perspectives 26:55-74 September 1999.

Bush Uses Summit to 'Green' His Image. Latin American Weekly Report, p 182, April 24, 2001.
Bush continues link between trade and environmental policies to the displeasure of conservative Latin Americans.

'Free Trade with Europe Not Feasible.' Latin American Weekly Report, pp 282-283, June 22, 1999.
Celso Furtado--economist, former planning minister, political exile, lecturer at the universities of Paris and Cambridge--speaks his mind on the region's prospects.

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