A new issue of the Journal of Politics in Latin America is out. Nancy Birdsall (CDG), Nora Lustig (Tulane) and Darryl McLeod (Fordham): Declining Inequality in Latin America: Some Economics, Some Politics. An article on the decline of inequality and poverty in Latin America (and more). Nathan J. Kelly and Jana Morgan (Tennessee): Market Conditioning, Redistribution and Income Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean. Latin America a "growth miracle"? The World Bank says maybe, and these countries have China to thank. From the Latin American Review of Books, a review of The Allure of Labor: Workers, Race, and the Making of the Peruvian State by Paulo Drinot; and a review of Rebellion and Reform in Bolivia: Class Struggle, Indigenous Liberation, and the Politics of Evo Morales by Jeffery R. Webber. Manuel A. Gomez (FIU): Law, Governance and Social Policies in Venezuela: The Case of Two Bolivarian Misiones. A review of The Struggle for Maize: Campesinos, Workers, and Transgenic Corn in the Mexican Countryside by Elizabeth Fitting. An oil-rich Cuba: Will Cuban oil help change the balance of power in the Americas in the near future? Russell Bither-Terry (UNC): Deepening of Democracy: The Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva Administration. From Socialist Studies, a review essay on socialism and democracy in Latin America’s left turns. Hispanic Studies Forum: An article on Jose Marti and Normative "American" Culture. A review of Romantic Revolutionary: Simon Bolivar and the Struggle for Independence in Latin America by Robert Harvey. A review of Blackness in the White Nation: A History of Afro-Uruguay by George Reid Andrews. Linda D. Smith (FIU): Rights, Rationality, and Action: Factors that Influence Afrodescendant Social Moments in Latin America.

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