This issue focuses on crime and social justice in Latin America. Contributions from and on Central America discuss political issues and propose a relationship between the structuring of the justice system and the prevailing social and political organization. From South America and the Caribbean come historical and present-day perspectives on the foreign debt, U.S. dumping of dangerous chemicals on the environment in its "war on drugs," and the beginnings of a Rusche and Kirchheimer-style history of the development of Colombian punitive systems. Other sections include contributions on Latin American critical criminology, reports of conferences in Latin America, and the moving account of a young woman's survival as a "disappeared" in Argentina. It was written almost exclusively by Latin Americans, it brings the reader a new hemispheric perspective, insight into some countries of Latin America, and new views and information on the role played by the United States in hemispheric affairs.
ISSN: 1043-1578. Published quarterly by Social Justice, P.O. Box 40601, San Francisco, CA 94140. SocialJust@aol.com.