The Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII) at The University of New Mexico (UNM) is one of the nation's leading foreign language and area studies centers. More than 130 UNM faculty specializing in Latin American research and teaching are members of the Faculty Concilium on Latin America and Iberia and are the primary constituency of the LAII. The LAII's Research Paper Series and Occasional Paper Series provide refereed forums for the timely dissemination of research on Latin American topics. Authors also gain the benefits of comment and criticism from the larger research community if they intend to later submit their work to other publications.

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Submissions from 2013

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Striae Re-Negotiated: The Self-Definition of the Yiddish-Speaking Jewish Community in the Era of Mexicos Raza cósmica, Beth Merfish

Submissions from 2011

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O poder de consumo como instrumento da cidadania verde em Human Festa (2008), de Regina Rheda, Danielle Murta de Laborde Affonso

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Políticas y Cultura en la Última Argentina Autoritaria: Estado y Teatro entre 1976 y 1983, Leonardo Mangialavori and Miguel Barrientos

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El pensamiento intelectual comunista en Argentina: Una relectura de Héctor P. Agosti y su introducción al pensamiento de Gramsci, Alexia Massholder

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TragiCIDADE - a violenta relação entre as diferentes classes sociais nos centros urbanos brasileiros e sua representação na literatura contemporânea, Daniela Meireles

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Inquisitive Objects: Material Culture and Conversos in Early Modern Ciudad Real, Jessica Weiss

Submissions from 2010

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The lexicon of Calunga and a lexical comparison with other forms of Afro-Brazilian speech from Minas Gerais, São Paulo, and Bahia, Steven Byrd

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Negociación de mestizaje e identidad nacional nicaragüense en la obra teatral El Güegüense o Macho Ratón, Maria José García Otero

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A Deleuzian approach to Carlos Reygadass Stellet Licht [Silent Light] (2008), Cynthia Tompkinis

Submissions from 2009

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Alfonso X, St. James, and the Virgin, Anthony Cárdenas-Rotunno

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Impunidade no sistema de justiça criminal brasileiro: Uma revisão dos estudos produzidos sobre o tema, Ludmila Ribeiro

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Criminal Law as a Constitutive Strategy: The Colombian Case, Farid Samir Benavides Vanegas

Submissions from 2008

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The 1525 Cromberger Crónica del Cid: From Press to Lap, Anthony Cárdenas-Rotunno

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The Defense of the Spanish Empire and the Agency of Nature: Araucanía, Patagonia and Pampas during the Seventeenth Century, Margarita Gascón

Submissions from 2007

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Emiliano Zapata: Figure, Image, Symbol, Theresa Avila

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Fray Alonso de Benavides's Memoriales of 1630 and 1634: Preliminary Observations, Anthony J. Cárdenas-Rotunno

Submissions from 2006

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Re-examining the Politics of U.S. Intervention in Early 20th Century Nicaragua: José Madriz and the Conservative Restoration, Yann Kerevel

Submissions from 2004

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Political Justice: Sub-national Determinants of Judicial Efficiency in Mexico, 1993-2000, Matthew Ingram

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Ranchoapan: The "New Obsidian" City of the Tuxtlas?, Robert S. Santley

Submissions from 2003

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Maquila Employment and Fertility in Mexicali, Mexico: A Study of the Dynamics of Productive and Reproductive Relations, Robert Fiala and Susan Tiano

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Channeling Discontent: The Impact of Political Institutions on Patterns of Social Protest in Contemporary Latin America, Roberta Rice

Submissions from 2002

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Pre-paid Phone Cards, "Cosas," and Photos of the Saints: Transnational Santeria Practices in a Southwest City, Nancy J. Burke

Submissions from 2001

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Society, Culture, and Heroes: Depictions of Cuban Heroine Mariana Grajales Cuello, 1893 - 2000, Rachel Elaine Archer

Submissions from 2000

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Chicano Artists and Neo-Mexicanists: (De) Constructions of National Identity, Teresa Eckmann

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No somos nada: Ethnicity and Three Dominant and Contradictory Indigenist Discourses in Costa Rica, Karen Stocker

Submissions from 1999

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The Making of an Indigenous Movement: Culture Ethnicity, and Post-Marxist Social Praxis in Ecuador, Chad T. Black

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Nicaraguan Gay and Lesbian Rights and the Sex of Post-Sandinismo, Alyssa Cymene Howe

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"Ni chicha ni limonada": Depictions of the Mulatto Woman in Cuban Tobacco Art, Feliza Medrano

Submissions from 1998

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The Delegitimation of Land Tenure in Tropical Peten, Guatemala, Charles Clark

Submissions from 1997

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The Geography of Rio Grande Pueblos Revealed by Spanish Explorers, 1540-1598, Elinore M. Barrett

Submissions from 1996

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The Economic Context of the Mexican Crisis, Geoffrey J. Bannister

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Chinese Immigrants in Porfirian Mexico: A Preliminary Study of Settlement, Economic Activity and Anti-Chinese Sentiment, Raymond B. Craib III

Submissions from 1994

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A New Perspective on Afro-Dominican Spanish: the Haitian Contribution, John M. Lipski

Submissions from 1993

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Treasures of the Mama Huaca: Oral Tradition and Ecological Consciousness in Chinchaysuy, Enrique R. Lamadrid

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On the Non-Creole Basis for Afro-Caribbean Spanish, John M. Lipski

Submissions from 1990

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The Canudos War Collection, Victor F. Torres

Submissions from 1989

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Undocumented Migration to the United States: Can the Flow be Stemmed?, Peter Gregory

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Mexican Immigrant Labor: An Alternative Analysis and Policy Proposal, Thomas U. White

Submissions from 1988

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Ceramic Production and Consumption in the Sierra de los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico, Philip J. Arnold III

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A Description of Rare and Important Medina Imprints in the University of New Mexico Library, Russ Davidson

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Perceptions of Spanish-English Code-Switching in Juarez, Mexico, Margarita Hidalgo

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The Military Rule in Ecuador: Policies and Politics of Authoritarian Rule, John D. Martz

Submissions from 1987

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The Social and Environmental Effects of the Palm-Oil Industry in the Oriente of Ecuador, John Myrick Ashley

Submissions from 1986

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An Analysis of Inflation in the Small, Open Economy of Costa Rica, Victor Brajer

Submissions from 1985

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Settlement and Community Patterns at Sayil, Yucatan, Mexico: The 1984 Season, Jeremy A. Sabloff, Gair Tourtellot, Bernd Fahmel Beyer, Patricia A. McAnany, and Diana Christensen

Submissions from 1984

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Canto porque es necesario cantar: The New Song Movement in Chile, 1973-1983, Nancy E. Morris

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Ancient Maya Settlement Patterns at the Site of Sayil, Puuc Region, Yucatan, Mexico: Initial Reconnaissance (1983), Jeremy A. Sabloff, Patricia A. McAnany, Bernd Fahmel Beyer, Tomas Gallareta N., and Signa L. Larralde

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Final Field Report of the Matacapan Archaeological Project: The 1982 Season, Robert S. Santley, Ponciano Ortiz Ceballos, Thomas W. Killion, Philip J. Arnold, and Janet M. Kerley

Submissions from 1983

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Black Labor on a White Canal: West Indians in Panama, 1904-1980, Michael L. Conniff

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Conservation and Indigenous Human Land Use in the Río Plátano Watershed, Northeast Honduras, Jeffery W. Froehlich and Karl H. Schwerin

Submissions from 1982

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Arms and Politics in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, 1948-1981, Stephen Earley

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Peasants, Capitalists and the State: Mexico's Changing Agricultural Policies and the "Hungarian Project", James W. Wessman

Submissions from 1981

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Undocumented Migration to the United States A New Perspective, Juan Diez-Canedo

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Economic Development and the Labor Market in Mexico, Peter Gregory

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Employment, Unemployment, and Underemployment in Latin America, Peter Gregory

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Legal Minimum Wages as an Instrument of Social Policy in Less Developed Countries, with Special Reference to Costa Rica, Peter Gregory

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The Challenge to Democratic Reformism in Ecuador, James Levy and Nick D. Mills Jr.

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Caciquismo in Post-Revolutionary Mexican Ejido-Grant Communities, Paula L. W. Sabloff

Submissions from 1980

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The Political Economy of Drug Trafficking: The Herrera Organization (Mexico and the United States), Peter A. Lupsha and Kip Schlegel