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The Resource Gringo : a coming-of-age in Latin America, Chesa Boudin

Gringo : a coming-of-age in Latin America, Chesa Boudin

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Gringo : a coming-of-age in Latin America
Title
Gringo
Title remainder
a coming-of-age in Latin America
Statement of responsibility
Chesa Boudin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Gringo charts two journeys, both of which began a decade ago. The first is the sweeping transformation of Latin American politics that started with Hugo Chávez's inauguration as president of Venezuela in 1999. In that same year, an 18-year-old Chesa Boudin leaves his middle-class Chicago life and arrives in Guatemala. He finds a world where disparities of wealth are even more pronounced and where social change is not confined to classroom or dinner-table conversations, but instead takes place in the streets. While a new generation of progressive Latin American leaders rises to power, Boudin crisscrosses 27 countries. He witnesses the economic crisis in Buenos Aires; works inside Chávez's palace in Caracas; watches protesters battling police on September 11, 2001, in Santiago; descends into ancient silver mines in Potosí; and travels steerage on a riverboat along the length of the Amazon. Including incisive analysis and deep humanity, Boudin's account of this historic period is revelatory.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boudin, Chesa
Dewey number
  • 980.04092
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • South America
  • Guatemala
  • Boudin, Chesa
  • Boudin, Chesa
  • South America
  • Americans
Label
Gringo : a coming-of-age in Latin America, Chesa Boudin
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn232979170
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
ix, 226 p.
Isbn
9781416559115
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008045839
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)232979170
Label
Gringo : a coming-of-age in Latin America, Chesa Boudin
Publication
Control code
ocn232979170
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
ix, 226 p.
Isbn
9781416559115
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008045839
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)232979170

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