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Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
by Hector Tobar
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The exclusive, official story of the survival, faith, and family of Chile's thirty-three trapped miners. When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of... (read more)

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The Brazil Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Latin America Readers)
The Brazil Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Latin America Readers)
by Robert M. (edt) Levine
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Bordering all but two of South Americaandrsquo;s other nations and by far Latin Americaandrsquo;s largest country, Brazil differs linguistically, historically, and culturally from Spanish America. Its indigenous peoples share the country with descendants... (read more)

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Challenging Social Inequality: The Landless Rural Workers Movement and Agrarian Reform in Brazil
Challenging Social Inequality: The Landless Rural Workers Movement and Agrarian Reform in Brazil
by Miguel (edt) Carter
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In Challenging Social Inequality, an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars and development workers explores the causes, consequences, and contemporary reactions to Brazil's sharply unequal agrarian structure. They focus on the Landless... (read more)

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Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw
Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw
by Mark Bowden
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A tour de force of investigative journalism-this is the story of the violent rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the head of the Colombian Medellin cocaine cartel. Escobar's criminal empire held a nation of thirty million hostage in a reign of terror that... (read more)

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Bolivar: American Liberator
Bolivar: American Liberator
by Marie Arana
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SIMand#211;N BOLand#205; VAR and#8212;andlt;I andgt;El Libertadorandlt;/Iandgt;and#8212;freed six countries from Spanish rule and is still the most revered figure in South America today. He traveled from Amazon jungles to the Andes mountains, engaged in... (read more)

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Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle
Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle
by Ingrid Betancourt
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Three young Americans captured by Iranian forces and held in captivity for two years tell their story. In summer 2009, Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, and Sarah Shourd were hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan when they unknowingly crossed into Iran and... (read more)

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Death Without Weeping: Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil
Death Without Weeping: Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil
by Nanc Scheper Hughes
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When lives are dominated by hunger, what becomes of love? When assaulted by daily acts of violence and untimely death, what happens to trust? Set in the lands of Northeast Brazil, this is an account of the everyday experience of scarcity, sickness and... (read more)

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Quito 1599 : City and Colony in Transition (02 Edition)
Quito 1599 : City and Colony in Transition (02 Edition)
by Kris Lane
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Explores the dramatic colonial history of Ecuador and southern Colombia, fleshing out everyday life and individual exploits.... (read more)

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Savages
Savages
by Joe Kane
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Savages is a firsthand account, by turn hilarious, heartbreaking, and thrilling, of a small band of Amazonian warriors and their battle to preserve their way of life. Includes eight pages of photos.... (read more)

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The Corner of the Living: Ayacucho on the Eve of the Shining Path Insurgency (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies)
The Corner of the Living: Ayacucho on the Eve of the Shining Path Insurgency (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies)
by Miguel La Serna
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Peru's indigenous peoples played a key role in the tortured tale of Shining Path guerrillas from the 1960s through the first decade of the 21st century. The villagers of Chuschi and Huaychao, high in the mountains of the department of Ayacucho, have an... (read more)

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Between the Guerrillas and the State (11 Edition)
Between the Guerrillas and the State (11 Edition)
by Ramirez Maria
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Responding to pressure from the United States, the Colombian government in 1996 intensified aerial fumigation of coca plantations in the western Amazon region. This crackdown on illicit drug cultivation sparked an uprising among the regionandrsquo;s... (read more)

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We Say No : Chronicles 1963-1991 (92 Edition)
We Say No : Chronicles 1963-1991 (92 Edition)
by Eduardo Galeano
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It eloquently states the case that by saying no to a global system of greed, repression, and exploitation one says yes to the universal values of equality, freedom, and love. All of the thirty-four pieces that comprise this book affirm the elemental... (read more)

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The Chile Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Latin America Readers)
The Chile Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Latin America Readers)
by Elizabeth Quay Hutchison
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The Chile Reader makes available a rich variety of documents spanning more than five hundred years of Chilean history. Most of the selections are by Chileans; many have never before appeared in English. The history of Chile is rendered from diverse... (read more)

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Che Wants to See You: The Untold History of Che Guevara
Che Wants to See You: The Untold History of Che Guevara
by Ciro. Bustos
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Ciro Bustos was Che Guevara’s Argentinian lieutenant, fighting beside El Comandante in Bolivia. Here, for the first time, Bustos tells his story. As a young man, with plans for a career as an artist, he was inspired by the Cuban example, and in... (read more)

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The Tupac Amaru Rebellion
The Tupac Amaru Rebellion
by Charles F. Walker
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The largest rebellion in the history of Spain's American empire--a conflict greater in territory and costlier in lives than the contemporaneous American Revolution--began as a local revolt against colonial authorities in 1780. As an official collector of... (read more)

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Textile Traditions of Chinchero: A Living Heritage: Tradiciones Textiles de Chinchero: Herencia Viva
Textile Traditions of Chinchero: A Living Heritage: Tradiciones Textiles de Chinchero: Herencia Viva
by Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez
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Hundreds of vintage and fascinating full-color photos illustrate this bilingual book that explores the traditional weavers of Chinchero, Peru, at work on their traditional dress and costume. From shearing the wool and dyeing and spinning the yarn to the... (read more)

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Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
by Hector Tobar
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The exclusive, official story of the survival, faith, and family of Chiles thirty-three trapped miners When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath... (read more)

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Porous City: A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro (Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures Lup)
Porous City: A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro (Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures Lup)
by Bruno Carvalho
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During the 1990s Rio de Janeiro earned the epithet of 'divided city', an image underscored by the contrast between its upper-class buildings and nearby hillside 'favelas.' The city's cultural production, however, has been shaped by porous boundaries and... (read more)

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Massacre at the Yuma Crossing: Spanish Relations with the Quechans, 1779-1782
Massacre at the Yuma Crossing: Spanish Relations with the Quechans, 1779-1782
by Mark Santiago
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Massacre at the Yuma Crossing not only tells the story of the Yuma Massacre with new details but also gives the reader an understanding of the pressing questions debated in the Spanish Empire at the time including the very future of Spain in North... (read more)

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Venezuela: What Everyone Needs to Know(r) (What Everyone Needs to Know)
Venezuela: What Everyone Needs to Know(r) (What Everyone Needs to Know)
by Miguel Tinker Salas
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Among the top ten oil exporters in the world and a founding member of OPEC, Venezuela currently supplies 11 percent of U.S. crude oil imports. But when the country elected the fiery populist politician Hugo Chavez in 1998, tensions rose with this key... (read more)

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