Tag Archives: Latin America

Saint Alberto Hurtado, S.J.

Saint Alberto Hurtado (1901-1952), a Jesuit priest from Chile who ministered to the poor, is highly regarded in Latin America, but less well-known in the English-speaking world. BC Law Professor Scott FitzGibbon and BC Law alumna Fernanda Soza hope to bring St. Hurtado’s prophetic … Continue reading

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Argentina’s Dirty War Book Discussion

Assistant Professor of Sociology Gustavo Morello SJ, will discuss his new book, The Catholic Church and Argentina’s Dirty War, on Feb. 9 at noon in McGuinn 334. The book discussion is sponsored by the Center for Human Rights and International … Continue reading

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Being Catholic during the Dirty War

During Argentina’s Dirty War — an attempt by the government to fight communism by eliminating subversives —15,000 people were killed, 8,000 were jailed and some 6,000 were exiled. The Catholic Church and Argentina’s Dirty War (Oxford University Press, 2015), a new … Continue reading

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Book prize for Levenson

Congratulations to Professor of History Deborah Levenson who was awarded the New England Council of Latin American Studies’ Marysa Navarro Best Book Prize for her publication Adiós Niño: The Gangs of Guatemala City and the Politics of Death (Duke University … Continue reading

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The movement of paper in colonial Latin America

The creation, movement and storage of paperwork in colonial Latin America, part of the expansive Spanish Empire, is the focus of Distance and Documents at the Spanish Empire’s Periphery (Stanford University Press, 2013) by Assistant Professor of History Sylvia Sellers-García. She was recently interviewed … Continue reading

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The gangs of Guatemala

Associate Professor of History Deborah T. Levenson writes about how war and politics helped shape the gangs of Guatemala in her new book, Adiós Niño: The Gangs of Guatemala City and the Politics of Death. A historical study, Adiós Niño examines … Continue reading

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