2018: a year for political hope?

It is not exactly easy to be optimistic about what 2018 has in store for either Latin America or Europe. In a sense, my country of citizenship, the United Kingdom, now seems to offer one of the more promising political scenarios around. There is civil war within the country's elite, Theresa May's Conservative government gets … Continue reading 2018: a year for political hope?

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Trump: the end of all illusions?

The long-expected announcement, by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, of the end of Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA, popularly known as the “Dreamers” program) sees Donald Trump delivering on an election pledge, sort of. No new applications will be accepted from young people who were brought to the country illegally before they reached … Continue reading Trump: the end of all illusions?

LASA 2016

I have just got back from the 50th Anniversary Congress of the Latin American Studies Association in New York. Although I've been a LASA member for many years, and served as a track chair in the Montreal congress in 2007, other commitments meant that the last LASA congress that I attended was the Rio de … Continue reading LASA 2016

New E-Book from Eduardo R. Saguier

Argentinian colleague Eduardo Saguier has just made a fascinating extended ethnohistorical essay entitled Pueblos sin estado y reconstrucción etnopolítica del hinterland sudamericano freely available on the Internet. For more details (in Spanish) and to download the e-book follow this link http://www.salta21.com/Pueblos-sin-estado-y.html.