Of Democracy & Dinero

Latin America’s post-independence history has been a bumpy ride. Things are getting better thanks to solid growth of late, but inequality threatens to bring the whole thing down.

Issue: July-Aug 2008

Bernal Díaz del Castillo, The Conquest of New Spain (New York: Penguin Books, 1963), 416 pp., $16.00. Translated with an introduction by John M. Cohen.

Mario Vargas Llosa, Feast of the Goat: A Novel (New York: Picador USA, 2002), 416 pp., $15.00. Translated by Edith Grossman, originally published by Alfaguara under the title Fiesta del Chivo.

Michael Reid, Forgotten Continent: The Battle for Latin America's Soul (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007), 400 pp., $30.00.

Jaime Suchlicki, Cuba: From Columbus to Castro and Beyond (Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2002), 278 pp., $24.95.

Lily Tuck, The News from Paraguay: A Novel (New York: Harper Perennial, 2004), 272 pp., $13.95.

City of God, 130 min., Miramax, 2002.


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