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Secrets of Mesoamerica: From Aztec Kings to Mayan Mythology Audiobook

Secrets of Mesoamerica: From Aztec Kings to Mayan Mythology

Author: Windsor Lopez Narrator: Jamie Hoskin Release Date: June 2021

Numerous individuals identify folklore and legends just like the Greeks and Romans. Those two civic establishments have provided the most renowned fantasies and divine beings ever told. Notwithstanding, nearly all societies in all areas of the world have their exceptional legends. This holds on an epic scale for the elegant Mayan and Aztec human elevations created in Mesoamerica.Mesoamerica is a geological territory that covers most of what is currently Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and different pieces of Central America. Although the early Mesoamerican societies from which the Mayas and Aztecs arose were diverse from various perspectives, they experienced each other regularly in light of exchange, movement, and success. Therefore, they share a portion of similar qualities, and their religions and fantasies share a portion of similar topics. For instance, most Mesoamerican societies were exceptionally keen on monitoring time, so they created confounded schedules to anticipate significant occasions, like changing the seasons and eclipses of the Sun or moon. They accepted that they had to know when these occasions would occur to make societal contributions and penances to the divine beings; the powers of pleasing and abhorrent actions well document controlled their lives.

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Africans and Native Americans: The Language of Race and the Evolution of Red-Black Peoples Audiobook

Africans and Native Americans: The Language of Race and the Evolution of Red-Black Peoples

Author: Jack D. Forbes Narrator: William Andrew Quinn Release Date: May 2021

This volume will revise the way we look at the modern populations of Latin America and North America by providing a totally new view of the history of Native American and African American peoples throughout the hemisphere. Africans and Native Americans explores key issues relating to the evolution of racial terminology and European colonialists' perceptions of color, analyzing the development of color classification systems and the specific evolution of key terms such as black, mulatto, and mestizo, which no longer carry their original meanings. Jack Forbes presents strong evidence that Native American and African contacts began in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean and that Native Americans may have crossed the Atlantic long before Columbus.

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Central America's Forgotten History: Revolution, Violence, and the Roots of Migration Audiobook

Central America's Forgotten History: Revolution, Violence, and the Roots of Migration

Author: Aviva Chomsky Narrator: Aida Reluzco Release Date: April 2021

Restores the region's fraught history of repression and resistance to popular consciousness and connects the United States' interventions and influence to the influx of refugees seeking asylum today. At the center of the current immigration debate are migrants from Central America fleeing poverty, corruption, and violence in search of refuge in the United States. In Central America's Forgotten History, Aviva Chomsky answers the urgent question "How did we get here?" Centering the centuries-long intertwined histories of US expansion and Indigenous and Central American struggles against inequality and oppression, Chomsky highlights the pernicious cycle of colonial and neocolonial development policies that promote cultures of violence and forgetting without any accountability or restorative reparations. Focusing on the valiant struggles for social and economic justice in Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Honduras, Chomsky restores these vivid and gripping events to popular consciousness. Tracing the roots of displacement and migration in Central America to the Spanish conquest and bringing us to the present day, she concludes that the more immediate roots of migration from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras lie in the wars and in the US interventions of the 1980s and the peace accords of the 1990s that set the stage for neoliberalism in Central America. Chomsky also examines how and why histories and memories are suppressed, and the impact of losing historical memory. Only by erasing history can we claim that Central American countries created their own poverty and violence, while the United States' enjoyment and profit from their bananas, coffee, mining, clothing, and export of arms are simply unrelated curiosities.

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The Battle for Peace: The Long Road to Ending a War with the World's Oldest Guerrilla Army Audiobook

The Battle for Peace: The Long Road to Ending a War with the World's Oldest Guerrilla Army

Author: Juan Manuel Santos Narrator: Timothy Andrés Pabon Release Date: April 2021

This is the comprehensive account of the long and difficult road traveled to end the fifty-year armed conflict with the FARC, the oldest guerrilla army in the world; a long war that left more than eight million victims. The obstacles to peace were both large and dangerous. All previous attempts to negotiate with the FARC had failed, creating an environment where differences were irreconcilable and political will was scarce. The Battle for Peace is the story not only of the six years of negotiation and the peace process that transformed a country, its secret contacts, its international implications, and difficulties and achievements, but also of the two previous decades in which Colombia oscillated between warlike confrontation and negotiated solution. In The Battle for Peace, Juan Manuel Santos shares the lessons he learned about war and peace and how to build a successful negotiation process in the context of a nation which had all but resigned itself to war and the complexities of twenty-first-century international law and diplomacy. While Santos is clear that there is no handbook for making peace, he offers conflict-tested guidance on the critical parameters, conditions, and principles as well as rich detail on the innovations that made it possible for his nation to find common ground and a just solution.

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Horizontal Vertigo: A City Called Mexico Audiobook

Horizontal Vertigo: A City Called Mexico

Author: Juan Villoro Narrator: Gabriel Porras Release Date: March 2021

At once intimate and wide-ranging, and as enthralling, surprising, and vivid as the place itself, this is a uniquely eye-opening tour of one of the great metropolises of the world, and its largest Spanish-speaking city.   Horizontal Vertigo: The title refers to the fear of ever-impending earthquakes that led Mexicans to build their capital city outward rather than upward. With the perspicacity of a keenly observant flaneur, Juan Villoro wanders through Mexico City seemingly without a plan, describing people, places, and things while brilliantly drawing connections among them. In so doing he reveals, in all its multitudinous glory, the vicissitudes and triumphs of the city 's cultural, political, and social history: from indigenous antiquity to the Aztec period, from the Spanish conquest to Mexico City today-one of the world's leading cultural and financial centers.   In this deeply iconoclastic book, Villoro organizes his text around a recurring series of topics: "Living in the City," "City Characters," "Shocks," "Crossings," and "Ceremonies." What he achieves, miraculously, is a stunning, intriguingly coherent meditation on Mexico City's genius loci, its spirit of place.

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Héroes 2 Audiobook

Héroes 2

Author: Jorge Baradit Narrator: Sebastián Fernández Robles Release Date: March 2021

Un puñado de los hombres y mujeres más influyentes en las últimas décadas de la Historia de Chile. Jorge Baradit construye los perfiles de las personalidades que la historia chilena ha marginado de monumentos y del reconocimiento oficial por su rebeldía y su espíritu contracorriente. Aquí aparecen Mariano Puga, Clotario Blest, Cecilia Magni, las mujeres que lucharon contra la dictadura, los pobladores de La Victoria y Salvador Allende, como héroes sin homenajes pero que confirman, con sus biografías, que la historia la escriben los pueblos. Un volumen que continúa, en tono y en forma, con lo elaborado por Baradit en la primera entrega de Héroes. Un conjunto de crónicas que dialoga con la saga más popular de los últimos años: Historia Secreta de Chile.

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Soledad & Compañía (Solitude and Company): Un retrato a voces de Gabriel García Márquez Audiobook

Soledad & Compañía (Solitude and Company): Un retrato a voces de Gabriel García Márquez

Author: Silvana Paternostro Narrator: Daniela Sierra Release Date: March 2021

Este libro es un boleto de entrada para una fiesta en la que todos hablan, todos gritan, todos opinan, se contradicen y hasta dicen mentiras. Bienvenidos. Soledad & Compañía es un retrato humano, fresco e irreverente de Gabriel García Márquez donde se entretejen las voces de sus amigos, sus seres queridos y hasta sus detractores, quienes nunca antes habían compartido sus historias con el primerio Nobel. Habla su mítica agente Carmen Balcells, su traductor al inglés, la española a quien dedicó Cien años de soledad, y hasta el escritor norteamericano William Styron, entre otros. Lo que se va desvelando es la biografía de Gabo desde los tiempos desordenados y esperanzadores en que un muchacho de provincia se propuso ser escritor hasta convertirse en uno de los autores más universalmente leídos y admirados.

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Populista: The Rise of Latin America's 21st Century Strongman Audiobook

Populista: The Rise of Latin America's 21st Century Strongman

Author: Will Grant Narrator: Ed Hughes Release Date: March 2021

'An ambitious, riveting and essential book that has much to teach us about the recent history of this region, and about the human impulse towards populism that continues to shape the world' Ben Rhodes, bestselling author of The World As It Is 'A REVOLUTION IS A STRUGGLE TO THE DEATH BETWEEN THE FUTURE AND THE PAST.' FIDEL CASTRO For more than six decades, Fidel Castro's words have echoed through the politics of Latin America. His towering political influence still looms over the region today. The swing to the Left in Latin America, known as the 'Pink Tide', was the most important political movement in the Western Hemisphere in the 21st century. It involved some of the biggest, most colourful and most controversial characters in Latin America for decades, leaders who would leave an indelible mark on their nations and who were adored and reviled in equal measure. Parties became secondary to individual leaders and populism reigned from Venezuela to Brazil, from Central America to the Caribbean, financed by a spike in commodity prices and the oil-backed largesse of Venezuela's charismatic socialist president, Hugo Chávez. Yet within a decade and a half, it was all over. Today, this wave of populism has left the Americas in the hands of some of the most authoritarian and dangerous leaders since the military dictatorships of the 1970s. 2021 Head of Zeus

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Cuba en la Encrucijada (Cuba at the Crossroads): 12 Perspectivas sobre la continuidad y el cambio en Audiobook

Cuba en la Encrucijada (Cuba at the Crossroads): 12 Perspectivas sobre la continuidad y el cambio en

Author: Leila Guerriero Narrator: Adhemar Montagne, Isolda Peguero Release Date: March 2021

Un libro de crónicas cubanas de la mano de doce de los más prestigiosos periodistas y escritores de nuestro tiempo que abarca política y arte, música y béisbol, presente y pasado, y nos ofrecen una excepcional instantánea de la particular encrucijada en la que se encuentra la sociedad cubana. "De todas las preguntas que debe hacerse el periodismo, solo hay una que, si hablamos de Cuba, puede responderse fácilmente: dónde. Todo el mundo sabe más o menos dónde queda Cuba. Para las demás: 'qué es Cuba, quiénes son los cubanos, cómo es Cuba, cuándo comenzó Cuba a ser lo que es, por qué Cuba es como es', y diversas variaciones y combinaciones de lo mismo no solo no hay respuestas fáciles sino que cada quien parece tener las suyas. "Los doce textos que componen este libro procuran alejarse de los reduccionismos más tópicos y contar el país desde el territorio más peligroso, y por lo mismo más interesante, de la duda y la contradicción. Contar Cuba -como contar el desembarco en Normandía o la caída del Muro de Berlín- es contar la Historia en mayúsculas: una tarea ambiciosa. Pero, en el tartamudeo ametrallado de los tiempos presentes, estos son algunos intentos.»

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A Silent Fury: The El Bordo Mine Fire Audiobook

A Silent Fury: The El Bordo Mine Fire

Author: Yuri Herrera Narrator: Armando Durán Release Date: February 2021

On March 10, 1920, in Pachuca, Mexico, the Compañía de Santa Gertrudis-the largest employer in the region, and a subsidiary of the United States Smelting, Refining and Mining Company-may have committed murder. The alert was first raised at six in the morning: a fire was tearing through the El Bordo mine. After a brief evacuation, the mouths of the shafts were sealed. Company representatives hastened to assert that "no more than ten" men remained inside the mineshafts, and that all ten were most certainly dead. Yet when the mine was opened six days later, the death toll was not ten, but eighty-seven. And there were seven survivors. A century later, acclaimed novelist Yuri Herrera has reconstructed a workers' tragedy at once globally resonant and deeply personal: Pachuca is his hometown. His work is an act of restitution for the victims and their families, bringing his full force of evocation to bear on the injustices that suffocated this horrific event into silence.

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The Maya: A Very Short Introduction Audiobook

The Maya: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Amara Solari, Matthew Restall Narrator: Tim Campbell Release Date: November 2020

The Maya forged one of the greatest societies in the history of the ancient Americas and in all of human history. Long before contact with Europeans, Maya communities built spectacular cities with large, well-fed large populations. They mastered the visual arts, and developed a sophisticated writing system that recorded extraordinary knowledge in calendrics, mathematics, and astronomy. The Maya achieved all this without area-wide centralized control. There was never a single, unified Maya state or empire, but always numerous, evolving ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct Mayan languages. The people we call 'Maya' never thought of themselves as such; yet something definable, unique, and endlessly fascinating-what we call Maya culture-has clearly existed for millennia. So what was their self-identity and how did Maya civilization come to be 'invented?' With the Maya historically subdivided and misunderstood in so many ways, the pursuit of what made them 'the Maya' is all the more important. In this Very Short Introduction, Restall and Solari explore the themes of Maya identity, city-state political culture, art and architecture, the Maya concept of the cosmos, and the Maya experience of contact with including invasion by outsiders.

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Rebelión Audiobook

Rebelión

Author: Jorge Baradit Narrator: Sebastián Fernández Robles Release Date: November 2020

Libro sobre la contingencia en formato especial, escritor por el autor best seller nacional. Desde el comienzo de la llamada 'primavera chilena', el escritor Jorge Baradit le tomó el pulso a una revolución sin precedentes, que devino tanto en marchas y protestas como en asambleas espontáneas, organizadas por los ciudadanos comunes y corrientes en plazas, juntas de vecinos, clubes deportivos. Baradit también participó de esos encuentros y mucho de lo que en ellos se reflexionó está aquí, en este libro urgente y necesario, un manifiesto que recoge el clamor ciudadano y la rabia contenida.

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