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Jorge G. Castañeda

Jorge G. Castañeda is Global Distinguished Professor of Politics and Latin American Studies at New York University. He was Mexico’s foreign minister from 2000 to 2003. Castañeda has been a professor of political science at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, a senior associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., and a visiting professor at Princeton University. He received his B.A. from Princeton University and his Ph.D. from the University of Paris. He is a member of the board of Human Rights Watch and lives in New York and Mexico City.

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MEXICO AND THE MEXICANS
Written by JORGE G. CASTAñEDA

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 04/17/2012

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-375-70394-2

In this shrewd and fascinating book, the renowned scholar and former foreign minister Jorge Castañeda sheds much light on the puzzling paradoxes of politics and culture of modern Mexico.

Here’s a nation of 110 million that has an ambivalent and complicated relationship with the United States yet is host to more American expatriates than any country in the world. Its people tend to resent foreigners yet have made the nation a hugely popular tourist destination. Mexican individualism and...

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EL MISTERIO DE LOS MEXICANOS
Written by JORGE G. CASTAñEDA

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages

Publisher: Vintage Espanol

On Sale: 06/14/2011

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-74509-5

El rostro enigmático de México presenta hoy hondas cicatrices y un gesto que va del escepticismo a la ironía, del resentimiento al desprecio: ¿Cómo pueden descifrarse las inquietudes de ese rostro? ¿Qué estigmas conservan los mexicanos, a qué mitos se aferran? ¿Qué fracturas hay tras la guerra contra el narcotráfico, la vorágine migratoria y el descrédito de sus gobiernos, de sus aparatos de justicia y sus instituciones?

Jorge Castañeda nos ofrece aquí el análisis más profundo que se ha hecho...

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THE LIFE AND DEATH OF CHE GUEVARA
Written by JORGE G. CASTAñEDA

Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 10/27/1998

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-679-75940-9

Translated from the Spanish by Marina Castaneda. By the time he was killed in the jungles of Bolivia, where his body was displayed like a deposed Christ, Ernesto "Che" Guevara had become a synonym for revolution everywhere from Cuba to the barricades of Paris. This extraordinary biography, by one of Latin America's leading political scientists, peels aside the veil of the Guevara legend to reveal the charismatic, restless man behind it.

Drawing on archival materials from three continents and...

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VIDA Y MUERTE DEL CHE GUEVARA--SPANISH-LANGUAGE EDITION
Written by JORGE G. CASTAñEDA

Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages

Publisher: Vintage Espanol

On Sale: 09/30/1997

Price: $18.95

ISBN: 978-0-679-78161-5

Cuando llegó el momento en que fue muerto en las selvas de Bolivia, donde su cuerpo fue exhibido como un Cristo destronado, Ernesto "Che  Guevara se había convertido en sinónimo de revolución en todas partes desde Cuba hasta los terrenos universitarios de los Estados Unidos. Esta biografía extraordinaria por uno de los más prominentes analistas políticos de Latinoamérica revela la leyenda del Che Guevara para mostrar el carismático e inquieto hombre detrás de ella.

Tomando de los archivos de...

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THE LATIN AMERICAN LEFT AFTER THE COLD WAR
Written by JORGE G. CASTAñEDA

Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 08/02/1994

Price: $19.00

ISBN: 978-0-679-75141-0

In this insightful analysis of the Latin American left, Castañeda shows why hostility and misunderstanding between the left and the U.S. have endured since the 1920s, and he outlines changes that are taking place today likely to produce a coexistence with the United States.

With the collapse of Soviet communism, the Latin American left, whether in or out of power, faces challenges that will inevitably affect the United States' involvement in the region. Castañeda shows why hostility and...

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