South America

The Mighty Fallen

At the beginning of the 20th century Argentina was a major economic power. That all changed with the Great Depression.  

Contested Legacy of the Conquistadors

If we are to better understand the actions of men such as Hernán Cortés, we must place them in the context of a medieval world view that predated the nation state.

The Inca’s Last Stand

An Indigenous rebellion in colonial Argentina foreshadowed later risings – and resonates to this day.

A New Peru

The rise and fall of José Luis Bustamante’s left-wing presidency.