The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Sunday, November 09, 2003
Some useful Latin America sources
The best starting-place is probably LANIC. But a listing can only go so far - a look at the LANIC Bolivia listing supports a general - and, for various reasons, understandable - impression that there is not much out there. Not much, at least, which has been sorted and sifted for your reading pleasure.
Often, it's a question of sacrificing up-to-date-ness and relevance for quality. As the saying goes, if you can't be with the one you love...
Some excellent content, then the Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina from, of all places, Tel Aviv University, a run of a dozen years' articles, with an emphasis on Argentina and Mexico, perhaps, as well as a natural interest in the Jewish impact on the continent. A piece in English on the construct of race in Brazil gives a flavour of what's on offer - most of the stuff is in Spanish, some in English and Portuguese.
There is also the Latin American Studies Association site, with interesting-looking stuff on some of the country and topic pages. The page on Venezuela is fuller than most, with what looks like around 30 papers online.
The Bolivian Studies Association has an e-journal with five numbers to date online with interesting material.
The Cronología Andina provides a detailed diary of events for six Andean countries (BO, VE, CO, EC, PE, CL) from 1997 to date - a useful way to get one's bearings in working with newspaper copy lacking at least one of the 5Ws!
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