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Looking for History : Dispatches From Latin America (01 Edition)

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From the esteemed New Yorker correspondent comes an incisive volume of essays and reportage that vividly illuminates Latin Americas recent history. Only Alma Guillermoprieto, the most highly regarded writer on the region, could unravel the complex threads of Colombias cocaine wars or assess the combination of despotism, charm, and political jiu-jitsu that has kept Fidel Castro in power for more than 40 years. And no one else can write with such acumen and sympathy about statesmen and campesinos, leftist revolutionaries and right-wing militias, and political figures from Evita Peron to Mexicos irrepressible president, Vicente Fox.

Whether she is following the historic papal visit to Havana or staying awake for a pre-dawn interview with an insomniac Subcomandante Marcos, Guillermoprieto displays both the passion and knowledge of an insider and the perspective of a seasoned analyst. Looking for History is journalism in the finest traditions of Joan Didion, V. S. Naipaul, and Ryszard Kapucinski: observant, empathetic, and beautifully written.

About the Author

Alma Guillermoprieto lives in Mexico City.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Eva Perón

Little Eva

Colombia

Our New War in Colombia

Violence Without End?

The Childrens War

Ernesto “Che” Guevara

The Harsh Angel

Cuba

A Visit to Havana

Love and Misery in Cuba

Fidel in the Evening

Mario Vargas Llosa

The Bitter Education of Vargas Llosa

Mexico

Losing the Future

Zapatas Heirs

The Unmasking

The Only Way to Win?

Whodunnit?

The Riddle of Raúl

The Peso

Elections 2000

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375725821
Author:
Guillermoprieto, Alma
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Central America
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Cuba
Subject:
Violence
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
Latin America - Central America
Subject:
Guevara, Ernesto
Subject:
Cuba Social conditions 1959-
Subject:
World History-Mexico
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 HALFTONES/1 MAP
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.90x5.24x.67 in. .71 lbs.

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