Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies
Fall 2005


Lula in the Ring: President Lula wears boxing gloves during the opening ceremony of the new Olympic Village in Manaus, Brazil.

Lula in the Ring
In a rare interview, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva answers questions about his government’s achievements, current corruption charges, trade negotiations and Brazil ’s relationship with China.
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Brazil no foco: Spotlight on Brazil (a special section of this issue)

Inter-American Court Upholds Haitian Rights
A recent Inter-American Court ruling supports the right of Dominican-born Haitians to citizenship and schooling.
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Zorro Strikes Again
Isabel Allende and Sandy Curtis discuss Zorro’s latest novelistic incarnation.
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Crossing Through the Night
Young director Tommy Davis documents the desert crossing of four Mexican migrants in his film “Mojados: Through the Night.”
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Staging Human Rights
British professor and director Paul Heritage stages “impossible encounters” by bringing theater and human rights to Brazilian prisons.
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Bolivia: Rebellion From Within
Recent Bolivian unrest is home-grown, argues Stanford professor Herbert Klein.
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A Tribute: Mexican Ambassador to the United Nations Adolfo Aguilar Zinser speaks during the debate over the Iraq War resolutions.

Adolfo Aguilar Zinser: A Tribute
Five perspectives on the life and contributions of Adolfo Aguilar Zinser, Mexico’s Ambassador to the UN Security Council. 2002-03.
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Reflections on the UN
Ambassador Adolfo Aguilar Zinser analyzes Mexico’s role on the UN Security Council on the eve of the Iraq war in excerpts from his last address to the U.S.–Mexico Futures Forum.
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When the Leader Follows the Crowd
Economist Juan Flores reevaluates the 1890 Argentinean financial crisis from a microeconomic perspective.
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Xavier Velasco: Guardian Devil
Xavier Velasco describes his trajectory as a writer and the inspiration for his prize-winning novel Diablo Guardián.
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Cuba’s Dance Revolution
What does the future hold for former diva Alicia Alonso’s Cuban ballet troupe?
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Brazil no foco – Spotlight on Brazil

The National Congress, Brasília.

Lula’s Government: Brazil in Transformation*
Luiz Soares Dulci, Chief Minister of the General Secretariat of the Presidency of Brazil, outlines the achievements of the Lula government.
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Roots of the Crisis
Jorge Wilheim puts the current Brazilian corruption crisis in context.
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From Hope to Despair
Paulo Paiva chronicles the dashing of hopes that the “Workers’ Party way of governing” would put a stop to endemic corruption in Brazilian politics.
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Brazil Votes "No" *
Ben Lessing analyzes the recent Brazilian gun control referendum.
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Related links
Official Brazil Government Site
G-20 Home page

Comprehensive information about the gun referendum from Control Arms

Center for Latin American Studies Resources
Brazil in Berkeley, Fall 2005 | Spring 2005
CLAS Conference: Challenges for Brazil, Fall 2000
CLAS Working Papers on Brazil (.pdf format)

Progressive Governance for the 21st Century: The Brazilian Experience, Vilmar Faria
- MERCOSUR Economic Issues: Successes, Failures and Unfinished Business, Paulo Paiva and Ricardo Gazel
- Work, Development and Globalization, Harley Shaiken

*Exclusive to the Web.






Older Archives
(.pdf files)

Winter/Spring 2003 Special Edition
The U.S.-Mexico Futures Forum:
A Dialogue

Spring 2000
Special Edition
Challenges for Brazil

Winter 1999
Special Edition
Alternatives for the Americas

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