History of Latin America

Forgotten Continent: A History of the New Latin America

Ten years after its first publication, this best-selling survey of the state of contemporary Latin America by Michael Reid has been wholly updated to reflect the new realities of the “Forgotten Continent.” The former Americas editor for the Economist, Reid suggests that much of Central and South America, though less poor, less unequal, and better educated than before, faces harder economic times now that the commodities boom of the 2000s is over. Read more…