Ana María Alonso, Thread of Blood: Review

(June 1, 2019) – The role of violence and the importance of cultural identity in the struggles between indigenous communities and the nation-state are the subjects of Ana María Alonso’s monograph, Thread of Blood: Colonialism, Revolution, and Gender on Mexico’s Northern Frontier (1995). This anthropological history of machismo in the culturally-mestizo Namiquipa community in Chihuahua… Read More Ana María Alonso, Thread of Blood: Review

Indigenous Elites, Subjugation, and Cultural Survival in Colonial Latin America

Indigenous elites stood at the intersection of political subjugation and cultural survival in Spanish and Portuguese America. Over more than three centuries they acted as intermediaries between their communities and outsiders, as defenders before the law, and even as collaborators with local power groups in the exploitation of their own people. As such, they wielded… Read More Indigenous Elites, Subjugation, and Cultural Survival in Colonial Latin America

Asunción Lavrin, Sexuality and Marriage in Colonial Latin America: Review

Asunción Lavrin, ed. Sexuality and Marriage in Colonial Latin America. 1. paperback print. Latin American Studies Series. Lincoln, Neb.: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1992. Asunción Lavrin’s edited volume, Sexuality and Marriage in Colonial Latin America, presents a series of perspectives on what Lavrin calls the “conquest of the mind,” the means through which the Spanish… Read More Asunción Lavrin, Sexuality and Marriage in Colonial Latin America: Review

Carstens Sees No Reason for Mexico Credit Rating Cut

By Nathan Gill and Jens Erik Gould      July 3 (Bloomberg) — Mexican Finance Minister Agustin Carstens said the country doesn’t have debt problems and there’s no reason for rating companies to cut its credit rating.      “We have a strong economy. We don’t have any external payment problems,” Carstens told reporters today at a… Read More Carstens Sees No Reason for Mexico Credit Rating Cut

Mexico Stimulus Can Prevent 2009 Job Contraction, Labor Minister Lozano Says

By Nathan Gill and Jens Erik Gould      Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) — Mexican Labor Minister Javier Lozano said his country’s economic stimulus plan can prevent a contraction in the job market this year.      “I hope that with the measures that are being taken we do not have a drop in the net number of… Read More Mexico Stimulus Can Prevent 2009 Job Contraction, Labor Minister Lozano Says