For the past forty years, LAB has published a range of books on social, political, economic and cultural issues in Latin America.
Voices of Latin America
LAB’s most recent major publication, Voices of Latin America – Social movements and the new activism was published in London in January 2019 and in New York (in association with Monthly Review Press) in May 2019. Voices is a worthy successor to LAB’s Faces of Latin America, originally published in 1992, and which ran to four editions. We hope that Voices of Latin America will reach a similar audience of all those curious about, visiting, studying or researching the region, and that it will be used as essential reading in undergraduate and post-graduate courses throughout the English-speaking world. The book is accompanied by a special website which has a page for each chapter/theme, with details of the authors, interviewees, references, further reading, videos and the latest news relating to the chapter.
We have a busy publishing schedule ahead of us:
Colombia Inside Out by Huw Hennessy, which will be the second in our country guide series, following on from Brazil Inside Out (2016). Target publication date: March 2021
Crossed off the Map – Bolivia and the world by Shafik Meghji. A journey across Bolivia, from the Andes to the Amazon, explores the country’s turbulent history and current challenges. It tells the improbable – and, outside of South America, largely unknown – story of how Bolivia was once one of the richest places on earth, kickstarted globalisation, influenced the industrial revolution in Europe and dynastic collapse in China, and played host to everyone from rubber barons to Che Guevara. Target publication date: March 2021
The Heart of Our Earth: Community Resistance to Mining in Latin America by Tom Gatehouse. A detailed investigation of the impact of this most destructive form of extraction, source of hundreds of conflicts in almost every country in the region as the large multinational mining companies and their local associates bewitch governments with exaggerated or illusory promises of wealth, plunder landscapes, displace local populations, pollute air and drinking water and distort entire economies. Target publication date: November 2021