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The Latin Americanist

Edited by Gregory Weeks, University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 65-1 March 2021

Size: 6” x 9”, DIGITAL ONLY

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 1557-2021


About the Journal

SECOLAS - Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies logoAs the oldest continuously published Latin American Studies journal, The Latin Americanist is dedicated to comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and tri-lingual coverage of the field—including Latin American history, literature, political science, and anthropology.

The Latin Americanist publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed original articles, review essays, and book reviews, as well as news of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS) and its members. Published quarterly with articles in three languages (English, Spanish, and Portuguese), TLA serves as an important international resource for all individuals concerned with Latin American Studies.

About the Editor

Jurgen Buchenau is Chair and Professor of History at UNC Charlotte and the director of the M.A. in Latin American Studies. He has authored or edited a large number of books, articles, and book chapters on Latin American history, with a specialization in twentieth-century Mexico.

Subscription & Membership Rates

Individuals may subscribe to the journal by becoming a member of SECOLAS. The journal is available in digital format only. For membership rates and information please visit

Institutional Subscriptions

For $80 annually, institutions may subscribe to the journal through Project MUSE:



Jurgen Buchenau, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Editors of SECOLAS Annals

Gregory Crider, Winthrop University

Book Review Editor

Colin Snider, University of Texas at Tyler

Editorial Board

Anabel Aliaga-Buchenau, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Rebecca Atencio, Tulane University
Juan Carlos Rodrigo Cordero, Universidad Estatal de Distancia, Costa Rica
Rafael E. Hernández, Converse College
Thomas Leonard, University of North Florida
Fiona Macaulay, University of Bradford, United Kingdom
Stephen D. Morris, Middle Tennessee University
Jean F. Mayer, Concordia University
Lou Perez, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Thomas Rogers, Emory University
Javier Couso Salas, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
Bruce Dean Willis, University of Tulsa
James Wood, North Carolina A&T State University

Table of Contents

Volume 65, Number 1, March 2021
Notes from the Editors

Jürgen Buchenau and Gregory Crider


Vanessa Castañeda
Mucamas or Baianas?: Black Female Empowerment and Cultural Representation in Bahia

Lisa Covert
Reframing Guanajuato’s Indigenous Past: Archaeological Field Notes and Development Priorities

Henry Jacob
Reverse Engineering the Narrative: A.B. Nichols’s Failed Attempt to Amend the Canal Zone’s History

Andrea Lepage
Memory and Counter-Memorials: Adriana Corral’s Unearthed: Desenterrado on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Sean S. Sell
The Chiapas Jaguar as Symbol of Maya Resintencia – Resistance and Intention

Patricia Silver
“Asking as a Citizen”: Navigating Ambiguity in the Interests of Community

Nathan Stone
Prevention or Provocation? How U.S. Support for Christian Democrats Radicalized Chile’s MIR, 1964-1970

Book Reviews

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