Category: Book Talk, Displacements

Getting Respect

When I first arrived in Brazil in the 1980s, I quickly learned that race in Brazil was not important there. The country that once had by far the largest slave population in the…

The Tupac Amaru Rebellion

On May 18, 1781, Spanish authorities in Cuzco executed José Gabriel Condorcanqui Noguera, also known as Tupac Amaru, in front of thousands of onlookers. Claiming to be the rightful…

Latin American Revolutionaries and the Arab World

The presence of an Arab diaspora in Latin America is reasonably well known. Step forward Shakira! But relations between Latin America and the Arab World have not been well covered in the…


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