Readers' Corner: Latin America at the Crossroads by Roberto Regalado

The next regular meeting of TransAfrica’s Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. Foreign Policy Library Readers’ Corner will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2012 2:30 to 4:30 PM, featuring Latin America at the Crossroads Domination, Crisis, Popular Movements & Political Alternatives, by Roberto Regalado (2006, Ocean Press).



Venue: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW, Room A-9, Washington, DC 20001-4531, (Nearest Metro Station: Gallery Place on the Red Line).

Publisher's Description: As the U.S. intensifies aggression against Latin America, Roberto Regalado provides an incisive analysis of the issues underlying the conflict. With remarkable clarity and breadth, Regalado describes a resurgent Latin America struggling anew to break free from its history of domination and exploitation, explaining how the recent strengthening of popular movements—from the water struggles in Bolivia to the landless movement in Brazil—has led to the strategic and tactical redefinition of left political parties and social movements and a revisiting of the perennial question: reform or revolution?

This up-to-the-moment book considers the significance of recent events in Latin America including coca farmer Evo Morales's electoral victory in Bolivia and escalating conflict between Venezuela's President Chávez and Washington. Roberto Regalado has worked in the Americas Department of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party since 1971, and served as a diplomat in the United States and Nicaragua. Regalado was a founding member of the São Paolo Forum. He has been one of Cuba's most prominent researchers and commentators on Latin American politics for more than three decades. Ocean Press, Soft cover, 263pp, Notes, Bibliography

Book available on Amazon at: Alternatives/dp/1920888713/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339201540&sr=1-1-fkmr0


The Readers' Corner Schedule for 2012-2014


July 15, 2012Latin America at the Crossroads Domination, Crisis, Popular Movements & Political Alternatives, by Roberto Regalado (2006, Ocean Press)


October 7, 2012Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change From Hawaii to Iraq, by Stephen Kinzer (2007, Times Books, 416pp.)


December 2, 2012Toussaint Louverture: A Biography, by Madison Smartt Bell (2007, Pantheon Books)


February 10 and March 3, 2013My Song: A Memoir, by Harry Belafonte with Michael Shnayerson (2011, Random House)


May 5, 2013Camwood at Crossroads, by Femi Euba (2001, Xlibris Press, 230 pp.)


July 14, 2013Dark Princess, by W. E. B. Du Bois (1928, University of Mississippi Press [Originally Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc.], 312 pp.)


October 6, 2013The Feast of the Goat, by Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Edith Grossman (2002, Macmillan: Picador, 416 pp.)


December 8, 2013African Perspectives on Colonialism, by A. Adu-Boahen (1989, The Johns HopkinsUniversity Press, 144pp.)


February 9 & March 2, 2014Dessa Rose, by Sherley Anne Williams (1986, 2010, HarperCollins, 256 pp.)