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Bitter Fruit - The story of the American coup in Guatemala, Stephen Schlesinger and Stephen Kinzer

The tragic account of US involvement (particularly of the CIA and the United Fruit Company) in the downfall of Guatemala's democratically elected government in the '50s. Clear, concise and often hard-hitting, it provides a sobering model for a number of brutal civil wars and dictatorships that raged... Read more»

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Killing Pablo - Mark Bowden

A fascinating (and shocking) account of the hunt for Colombia's drug lord Pablo Escobar. Read more»

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Amores Perros

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. This edgy and gripping film follows 3 intertwining stories reflecting the gritty social backdrop of Mexico City. Although quite brutal viewing at times, it is a well shot and directed film - worth a screening! Read more»

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The Forgotten Colony - Andrew Graham-Yooll

Hutchinson 1981. Very complete history of the British in Argentina. Read more»

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The Conquest of the Incas - John Hemming

Meticulousy researched and well told history of the Conquest years. Read more»

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The White Rock: An Exploration of the Inca Heartland - Hugh Thomson

An excellent, very readable book packed with interesting information, history archaeology and exploration. Read more»

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The Lords of Tikal - Peter D Harrison

A fully detailed summary of this mysterious city and its rulers. Read more»

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