Welcome to HIST 110: Latin America: State and Nation Since Independence.

You will find the course syllabus by clicking on "Syllabus" on the upper left of the page

The syllabus for the Spanish language section of the course (HISP 110) is directly under "Syllabus" to the left. If you don't see it, click on the arrow next to "Syllabus" and it will expand the selection.

Current News from Latin America you might want to take a look at:

Articles from Week of May 10:

Daniel Cancel and Corina Rodriguez Pons, "Chávez Decrees Seizure of Gruma's Venezuela Unit," Bloomberg.com, May 13, 2010.

Ramor Ryan, "Oaxaca: Aftermath of the Ambush," Upside Down World, May 13, 2010.

Andy Barr, "Arizona Bans 'Ethnic Studies'," Politico.com, May 12, 2010.

Frank Chávez, "Bolivia: Morales Faces First Workers Protests," Upside Down World, May 6, 2010.

"Cuba Sugar Harvest Worst since 1905," Associated Press, May 8, 2010.

Articles from Week of May 3:

BBC News, "
Honduras launches commission into Zelaya's overthrow," May 4, 2010.

Dana Frank,"Out of the Past, A New Honduran Culture of Resistance," NACLA News, May 3, 2010.

Al Jazeera, "Bolivia Nationalises Energy Firms," Al Jazeera English, May 2, 2010.

Articles from Week of April 26:

"Mexican President Slams Arizona Immigration Law," Reuters, April 26, 2010.

Rich Phillips, "Noriega Extradited to Panama," CNN, April 26, 2010.

Michal Toiba, "Pro-government Protest Rattle Managua," Americas Society, April 26, 2010.

Articles from Week of April 5-11

Frank Chávez, "Bolivia:  Moderate Gains for Morales' MAS Party," IPS, April 9, 2010.

Lisa Skeen, "Coca Cola Sued for 'Campaign of Violence' in Guatemala," NACLA News, April 7, 2010.

UPI, "China Expands Latin Links, Hu Sets Visit," UPI.com, April 6, 2010.

Emilio Godoy, "Mexico: Hip Hop in Juárez Responds to the Violence," IPS, April 5, 2010.

Articles from Week of March 29-April 4

COHA Staff, "
Sunday’s Bolivian Regional Election Primer: MAS Solidifies its Ruling Status as the Political Opposition Falters," Council on Hemispheric Affairs, April 1, 2010.

Joel Richards, "Argentina: Fathers of the Disappeared," NACLA News, March 31, 2010.

Articles from Week of March 22-28

Jim Schult
z, Jessica Aguirre, and Aldo Orellana, "Bolivia's Easter Elections," Democracy Center, March 21, 2010.

Kristina Aiello, "The Militarization of the Peruvian Countryside," NACLA News, March 22, 2010.

Reuters, "Colombian Journalist Shot and Killed," Washington Post, March 20, 2010.

Articles from Week of March 15-21

"Third Honduran Journalist Killed," News24.com, March 16, 2010.

Gerardo Ducos, "The Daily Struggle in Haiti's Camps," Amnesty International Livewire, March 15, 2010.

Elyssa Pachico, "Arias Cries Fraud in Conservative Party Recount," Colombia Reports, March 15, 2010.

Reed Lindsay, "Haiti's Excluded," The Nation, March 11, 2010.

Silvia Viña, "Chile: Mapuche Communities Affected by Earthquake," Global Voices, March 9, 2010.

Articles from Week of March 8-14

Genario Arriagada Herrera, "Cambio de mando: Sobre transiciones, poderes y límites," CIPER (Santiago), March 12, 2010.

"A Change in Priorities for Chile's President," Marketplace interview with Sebastian Edwards, UCLA Economist, March 10, 2010.

Clifford Krauss, "The Lithium Chase," New York Times, March 9, 2010.

Paul Baskin, "Push for Student Exchanges with Cuba Hits Obstacles, both Political and Academic," Chronicle of Higher Education, March 9, 2010.

Roger Burbach, "Chile's Social Earthquake," Global Alternatives, March 8, 2010.

"Manuel Zelaya to Head Petrocaribe's Political Council," Americas Quarterly Blog, March 8, 2010.

"El Secreto de Sus Ojos en lo más alto," Clarín.com, March 8, 2010.

AFP, "US-Columbia Military Accord Challenged in Court," March 6, 2010.

Articles from the Week of March 1-7

Mark Weisbrot, "Clinton's Latin American Clangers," The Guardian, March 5, 2010.

Lisa Macdonald, "Bolivian Women Rise Up," Upsidedownworld.com, March 5, 2010.

Naomi Klein, "Chile's Socialist Rebar" The Nation, March 3, 2010.

Felipe Cordero, "Chilean Army Deployed to Streets of Concepción," Global Voices, March 2, 2010.

Fuguet, "In Chile, Life Between the Tremors," New York Times, March 2, 2010.

Reed M. Kurtz, "Brazil Faces its Post-Lula Future," NACLA Report on the Americas, March 1, 2010.

"Colombia Court Rejects Uribe's Re-election Bid," Reuters, Feb. 26, 2010.

Articles from the Week of Feb. 22-28

Lots of news coming out of Chile's earthquake. Here's a good "aggregator" site to start with: http://chile.alltop.com/

AP, "New Latin America group likely to emerge at summit," Americas AP, Feb. 23, 2010.

Leslie Ayala Castro, "Identifican a trece víctimas halladas en Hornos de Lonquén" La Nación (Santiago), 19 Feb. 2010.

Articles from the Week of Feb. 15-21

Eileen Smith, "Chile Inaugurates Museum of Memory and Human Rights," Matadorchange.com, Feb. 17, 2010.

Edgardo Ayala, "Killings Bear Hallmarks of Death Squads," IPS, Feb. 17, 2010.

Katya Rodriguez, "
Is El Salvador’s first left-leaning president changing the country’s internal political realities for the better? Are U.S. policy makers about to make a major mistake?" Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Feb. 17, 2010. [Make sure to read the first comment from RFarah, who adds important information.]

John Dinges and Jorge Escalante, "Las 150 Leyes Secretas de la dictadura," La Nacion (Santiago, Chile), 14 febrero 2010.

Articles from the Week of: Feb. 8-14

Jose Luis Varela (AFP), "Latin American Distances Itself from United States on Drug War," Times Colonist (British Colombia), Feb. 9, 2010.

Steve Ellner, "Hugo Chavez's First Decade in Office: Breakthroughs and Shortcomings," Latin American Perspectives (Feb. 10, 2010).

Juan Forero, "Orphaned in Argentina's Dirty War, Man Is Torn Between Two Countries," Washington Post, Feb. 11, 2010.

Matayo Moshi, "Military Dictatorship and Civil Rule in Haiti: A Chronology," Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Feb. 9, 2010.

"Los min
ístros que Piñera oficializó en el Museo Histórico," La Nación (Santiago, Chile), Feb. 9, 2010.

"Bolivians Find Biz Opportunities in China," Marketplace, Feb. 9, 2010 (afternoon program).

"Laura Chinchilla prometa independencia en su gestion," La Nacion (Costa Rica), Feb. 8, 2010.

Chrissie Long, Sarah Miller Llana, Costa Rica Elects First Woman President, Inspiring the Region, Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 8, 2010.

Elizabeth Malkin, "Costa Rica Elects First Female President,"New York Times, Feb. 8, 2010.

Juan Tamayo, "Republicans Ask Obama to Cancel Cuba Migration Talks,"Miami Herald, Feb. 5, 2010.

Articles from the Week of: Feb. 1-7

Will Blyth, "A Touch of Pain," New York Times Book Review, Feb. 7, 2010. [Review of Roberto Bolaño's Monsieur Pain, trans. Chris Andrews]

Amy Wilentz, "The Dechoukaj This Time," New York Times, Feb. 7, 2010.

Carlos Valdez, "Bolivia Tackles Gender Equality in Government," Washington Post, Feb. 6, 2010.

Human Rights Watch, Paramilitaries Heirs': The New Face of Violence in Colombia, Feb. 3, 2010.

Isabel MacDonald, "'New Haiti', Same Corporate Interests," The Nation, Jan. 29, 2010.

Lisa Skeen, "
Salvadoran Anti-Mining Activists Risk Their Lives by Taking on 'Free Trade'," NACLA News, Feb. 1, 2010.

Diana Washington Valdez, "More than a Dozen Die in Juarez Massacre," El Paso Times, Feb. 1, 2010.

Argentine writer Tomas Eloy Martinez dies at 75, Clarin.com (Spanish), Jan. 31, 2010.

Pinera supporters in Chile: YouTube video (Spanish) and some English translation. ("News of the Restless" blog)

Honduras' New Government Finds Nation Bankrupt (AP, Washington Post, Jan. 28, 2010).

Articles of the Week: January 25-31

Greg Grandin, "Muscling Latin America: The Pentagon's New Monroe Doctrine," The Nation (Feb. 8, 2010), pp. 9-13.

Adam Isacson, Wayne S. Smith, Tom Barry, and Laura Carlsen, "Obama's Latin America Policy Shows Little Progress and Some Setbacks," Center for International Policy - Americas Program, January 27, 2010.

Guy Hursthouse and Tomás Ayuso, "¿Cambio? "The Obama Administration in Latin America: A Disappointing Year in Perspective," Council on Hemispheric Affairs, January 26, 2010.

Wes Kimbell, "Will Chile's Move to the Right Open Up Its Political System?" NACLA News, Jan. 25, 2010.