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The Conquests of Peru  

Christopher Heaney

Between 1472 and 1572, the conquests of Peru were many: by the Inca, who in the 15th century spread from their southern Andean heartland in Cusco to build an empire that stretched from ... More

The Creole Circus and Popular Entertainment in 19th Century Argentina and Uruguay  

William G. Acree Jr.

Theater in Argentina and Uruguay, which together compose the Plata river region of Latin America, has been a predominant form of entertainment since the 19th century. Theaters abound in ... More

Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas and the Democratization of Mexican Politics  

Kathleen Bruhn

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Jun 2017
Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas never achieved his goal of becoming the first son of a Mexican president to win the presidency. But he contributed significantly to bringing about the transition from a ... More

Cuba’s Second Golden Age of Popular Music, 1989–2005  

Anita Casavantes Bradford and Raúl Fernandez

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Oct 2016
The years between 1989 and 2005 were a period of exceptional musical productivity and creativity, a “second golden age” of Cuban popular music—the first golden age referring to the 1950s ... More

Cultural Policies of the Chávez Government  

Sujatha Fernandes

The cultural policies of the left-wing government of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela in the new millennium saw a shift back to funding and patronage of the arts after years of defunding and ... More

Culture in Mexico during the Miracle and Beyond, 1946–1982  

Eric Zolov

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May 2016
Mexican national culture in the period from 1946 to 1982 can be understood by recognizing three overlapping transformations. The first was the consolidation of various national archetypes ... More

Democratizing Mexican Politics, 1982–2012  

Roderic Ai Camp

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Apr 2015
Mexico’s democratic transition provides a revealing case study of a semi-authoritarian political model evolving incrementally into an electoral democracy over two decades. One of the ... More

Digital Resources: Documents of 20th-century Latin American and Latino Art  

María C. Gaztambide

Documents of 20th-century Latin American and Latino Art: A Digital Archive and Publications Project is a multiyear initiative at the International Center for the Arts of the ... More

An Ethnographic Study of Social Media and Brazilian E-Music since 2008  

Beatriz Polivanov

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Digital Resources: Audiovisual Social Research Laboratory (LAIS)  

Felipe Morales Leal and Lourdes Roca

The Laboratorio Audiovisual de Investigación Social (Social Research Audiovisual Lab, or LAIS) at the Instituto Mora in Mexico has worked in both audiovisual production and the study of ... More

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