LATIN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES

Latin American Perspectives, founded in 1974, is a theoretical and scholarly journal for discussion and debate on the political economy of capitalism, imperialism, and socialism in the Americas. Most issues focus on a single problem, nation, or region, providing an in-depth look from participants and scholars throughout the Americas.

MISSION

Our objective is to encourage class analysis of sociocultural realities and political strategies to transform Latin American sociopolitical structures. We make a conscious effort to publish a diversity of political viewpoints, both Marxist and non-Marxist perspectives, that have influenced progressive debates in Latin America. Top priority will be given to articles that strike directly at the most important theoretical issues, particularly subjects that have received inadequeate discussion or are in sharp dispute. We also attempt to encourage the work of relatively “unknown” students and scholars, and to bring the work of Latin American scholars to the English-speaking world. Latin American Perspectives welcomes strong views as long as they are backed by cogent arguments, are grounded in Latin American reality, and are written to be comprehensible to a wide audience. Readers’ criticism, comments, and proposals are welcomed.

Socialism

Issue #212 Jan 2017 Volume 44-1

“The Legacy of Hugo Chávez ”

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Issue #208 May 2016 Volume 43-3

“Spirits, Bodies, and Structures: Religion, Politics, and Social Inequality in Latin America”

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Issue #206 Jan 2016 Volume 43-1

“The Return of the State, New Social Actors, and Post-Neoliberalism in Ecuador”

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Issue #204 Sep 2015 Volume 42-5

Environmental Violence in Mexico

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Issue #203 Jul 2015 Volume 42-4

Dualities of Latin America

 

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Issue #199 NOV 2014 VOLUME 41-6

African-Descended Americans

ISSUE #197 July 2014 VOLUME 41-4

Cuba in Transition

ISSUE #193 Nov 2013 VOLUME 40-6

Celebrating 40 Years of Latin American Perspectives

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ISSUE #190 MAY 2013 VOLUME 40-3

Latin America’s Radical Left in Power: Complexities and Challenges in the Twenty-First Century

ISSUE #179 JUL 2011 VOLUME 38-4

Obama and Latin America