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Bulletin of Latin American Research

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Año: 2004 vol. 23 n. 4

Centeno, Miguel Angel  Society for Latin American Studies 2004 Plenary Lecture. The Return of Cuba to Latin America: The End of Cuban Exceptionalism?. [Trad. Conferencia en Plenario 2004 de la Society for Latin American Studies: El Regreso de Cuba en América Latina: ¿El Fin del Excepcionalismo Cubano? ] p. 403–413 América Latina ; Caribe

Comparing Cuban history and contemporary circumstances to those in the rest of the region, this article challenges the idea of Cuban exceptionalism. The last four decades have seen Cuba move away from typical Latin American patterns such as economic and geographical inequalities. The Revolution has not been able, however, to reverse a historical dependence on external financing nor has it resolved racial inequities. While the Revolution did establish an unusually effective political apparatus, it did not use this opportunity to nurture democracy. As the social welfare advances of the revolution erode, Cuba resembles the rest of the continent ever more and reflects the central problems facing the region.

Anaya Muñoz, Alejandro Explaining the Politics of Recognition of Ethnic Diversity and Indigenous Peoples' Rights in Oaxaca, Mexico. [Trad. Explicando la Política de Reconocimiento de la Diversidad Étnica y de los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas en Oaxaca, México ] p. 414–433 América del Norte

A 'politics of recognition'– a process of political reform intended to recognise formally cultural diversity and indigenous peoples' rights – has developed in Mexico, both at the federal and at the state levels, since the early 1990s. The case of the state of Oaxaca stands out in this respect – the local constitution and nearly a dozen secondary laws were reformed during the 1990s, resulting in the conformation of the most comprehensive multicultural framework in Mexico. In this article, I attempt to explain the emergence and the particular development of Oaxaca's unique politics of recognition. Following an explanatory framework proposed by Donna Lee Van Cott, I conclude that the recognition agenda emerged in Oaxaca as legitimacy and governability was put under strain. In addition, I conclude that the (by Mexican standards) rapid and broad fashion in which it developed can be explained on the bases of the severity of the threats to governability and of the capacity of indigenous actors to influence the decision-making process and form alliances with key political actors – i.e. the state governors.

Sandoval García, Carlos  Contested Discourses on National Identity: Representing Nicaraguan Immigration to Costa Rica . [Trad. Discursos Refutados de la Identidad Nacional: Representando la Inmigración Nicaragüense en Costa Rica] p. 434–445 Centroamérica
Costa Rica ; Nicaragua


This article explores the ways in which the immigration of Nicaraguans to Costa Rica is represented by Costa Rican institutions and individuals through public discourses and everyday life. Three discourses are considered. First, intellectual claims that immigration poses a threat to Costa Rican national identity, whereby intellectuals portray 'Costa Rica in crisis' due to immigration. Second, fictional works seek to represent issues regarding the Nicaraguan community in innovative ways, being open-ended and including diverse voices. Third, stories written by Nicaraguan children are discussed in view of exploring how hostility towards immigration interpellates them, who face the challenge of negotiating their identities with their peers in everyday life. The article ends by asking for a politics able to defend public institutions and public investment, able to forge networks of solidarity with immigrant communities.

Ramsay, Paulette A. History, Violence and Self-Glorification in Afro-Mexican corridos from Costa Chica de Guerrero p. 446–464 México

Panizza, Francisco 'Brazil Needs to Change': Change as Iteration and the Iteration of Change in Brazil's 2002 Presidential Election. [Trad. ‘Brazil Necesita Cambiar’: El Cambio como Iteración e Iteración del Cambio en la Elección Presidencial en Brasil en 2002 ] p. 465-482 América del Sur

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's triumph in Brazil's 2002 presidential election was construed in terms of a promise of radical change against the holders of the status quo. This article argues that in fact a more subtle political game was a stake in the election, a contest over the meaning and limits of change itself. The article examines how the various players – Lula da Silva, outgoing president Fernando Henrique Cardoso and the PSDB's presidential candidate José Serra – invoked and iterated a discourse of change to define and redefine the political dividing lines that marked out the electoral dispute and attempted to set or fix the distinctions between their political positions.

Pearce, Jenny Collective Action or Public Participation? Complementary or Contradictory Democratisation Strategies in Latin America?[Trad. ¿Acción Colectiva o Participación Pública? ¿Estrategias de Democratización Complementarias o Contradictoras en América Latina?] p. 483–504 América Latina
Bulletin of Latin American Research
Papel | Versión digital con suscripción | Trimestral | Reino Unido ISSN versión papel: 0261-3050
ISSN versión digital: 1470-9856
Año de creación: 1981

Editor: Society for Latin American Studies
Dirección: University of Liverpool, Room 313a, Cypress Building, L69 7ZR Liverpool

Este Boletín aspira a reflejar una investigación original sobre asuntos corrientes dedicados a América Latina mediante la publicación de largos artículos relacionados con las ciencias sociales y humanas. Se publican artículos más cortos sobre temas de actualidad en lo que atañe el estudio de América Latina, artículos de revista, el progreso de la ciencia, críticas de libros, y notas. Recientemente, una sección « debate » ha sido añadida dedicada a presentar análisis vanguardistas sobre tópicos específicos analizados por especialistas.
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