Resources in English on Latin America

Faces of Latin America, 4th Edition (revised) by Duncan Green and Sue Branford Monthly Review Press

Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America, 3rd Edition by John Charles Chasteen, W. W. Norton, February 2011, ISBN 978-0-393-91154-1

Companion reader: Born in Blood and Fire: Latin American Voices, edited and translated by John Charles Chasteen, W. W. Norton, February 2011, ISBN 978-0-393-93558-5

Voice of Many Crying. John S. Munday shares his experiences in Central America and engages in theological reflection on what he saw and heard there.

Endangered Peoples, by Art Davidson. Foreword by Rigoberta Menchu. Photos by Art Wolfe and John Isaac. Brings to light a hidden crisis of our times. As never before, the Earth’s richly varied peoples and distinct cultures are vanishing overnight.

Thoughts on Human Dignity and Freedom, an Amnesty International compilation of poems and photos of people from around the world. Foreword by Arthur Miller.

Tribe of Women :A Photojournalist Chronicles the Lives of her Sisters Around the Globe, by Connie Bickman.

Blum, W. (1995). Killing hope: U.S. military and CIA interventions since World War II. Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press.

NACLA ReportNACLA Report on the Americas is the oldest and most widely read progressive magazine covering Latin America and its relationship with the United States.


Corbett, B. (2002). This is Cuba: an outlaw culture survives. CAmbridge, Ma: Westview Press.

Dickson, S. (Director). (1994). Last days of the revolution. [Videotape] Pensacola: University of West Florida/PBS Video.

Dolgin, G. & Franco, V. (Directors). (1993). Cuba va. [Videotape]. Dir. Gail Vincente. San Francisco: Cuba Va Video Project.

Engles, W., & Cooper, W. (Producers). (1960). Castro, Cuba and Communism: danger on our doorstep [Videotape]. New York: WPIX TV/Desilu.

Jatar-Hausmann, A. (1999). The Cuban Way: Capitalism, Communism and Confrontation. West Hartford: Kumarian Press.

Kaplowitz, D.(1989). Anatomy of a failed embargo: U.S. sanctions against Cuba. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc. Editor’s note: This is the quintessential review of the US Embargo against Cuba. If you only read one book on the subject, this is the one to read!

Mobray, J. (2002, May 24). Cuba is different: Why the China argument doesn’t hold. Available: National Review:

O’Brien, R. (1998). Cuba and the United States: Approaches to Engagement. In Emerging from conflict: Improving US relations with current and recent Adversaries (pp. 7-11) Warrenton, Virginia: The Stanley Foundation.

Ritter, R. & Kirk, J. (Eds.). (1995). Cuba in the international system. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Smith, W. & Kandau, A. (2002). Cuba on the terrorist list: In the defense of the nation or domestic political calculation? International Policy Report. Washington, DC: Center for International Policy.

Suckling, J. (2001, June). Dreaming of Cuba. Cigar Afficianado, June 2001, 68-152.

Thomas, H. (1998). Cuba or the pursuit of freedom. New York: De Capo Press

U.S. Congress House Committee on U.S.-Cuba Relations (1989). U.S.-Cuba relations: Where are we heading? Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

United States House of Representatives (2002). Treasury and general government appropriations act, 2003. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. Available: Library of Congress Thomas Legislative Information on the Internet:

Valladares, A. (1986). Against All Hope. New York: Knopf


Bridge of Courage by Jennifer Harbury. Life stories of the Guatemalan companeros and companeras. Intro. by Noam Chomsky.

Our Culture is Our Resistance: Repression, Refuge and Healing in Guatemala. Photos by Jonathan Miller. Preface by Rigoberta Menchu. Narrates the death and resurrection of the indigenous people of Guatemala.

Testimony: Death of a Guatemalan Village, by Victor Montejo. An eyewitness account by a Guatemalan school teacher, of an army attack on a village and it’s tragic aftermath.


Nicaragua: What Difference Could Revolution Make? by Joseph Collins. 1986. Food and Farming in the New Nicaragua.