A new issue of Latin American Review of Books is out. From Americas, a special issue on the best and worst practices in natural resource extraction in Latin America. Would Marx be an extractivist? In Latin America strategies are still being advanced focused on mining, hydrocarbons and monoculture, despite the fact that this means repeating the role of suppliers of raw materials and of civic resistance (and more). Rainbow coalition: A gay rights revolution is sweeping across the Americas — it's time for Washington to catch up. Whose free press? Latin American presidents have attempted to regulate by law the content of media owned and controlled by a very few private individuals, and to reduce the concentration of that ownership. The Latin American exception: Greg Grandin on how a Washington global torture gulag was turned into the only gulag-free zone on Earth. You can download Latin American Critical Thought: Theory and Practice.

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