Category: JLAG

Volume 16, Number 1, April 2017

Volume 16, Number 1, April 2017

What should an overtly critical Latin Americanist geography look like? That’s the question we explore in this introduction to The Journal of Latin American Geography’s first special issue dedicated to critical geographies in Latin...

Volume 15, Number 3, November 2016

Volume 15, Number 3, November 2016

The third and final issue of the Journal of Latin American Geography in 2016 continues with the established tradition of covering a wide range of topics, in variable contexts, from diverse methodological perspectives. The...

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After-Eden: Narratives of Nature, Degradation, and Poverty in Amazonian Discourse

After-Eden: Narratives of Nature, Degradation, and Poverty in Amazonian Discourse

David M. Kneas In this article, I consider the environmental narratives of an Amazonian expedition at the turn of the 21st century, called Amazon Quest, a seemingly novel program that connected a team of...

What Drives Downsizing of Protected Areas?: A Case Study of Amazon National Park

What Drives Downsizing of Protected Areas?: A Case Study of Amazon National Park

Justin E. Laue & Eugenio Arima Researchers, NGOs, and the Brazilin government have paid significant attention to the preservation of Brazil’s natural landscapes. As a result, more than 25 million ha have been added...

Latin American Corruption in Geographic Perspective

Latin American Corruption in Geographic Perspective

Barney Warf & Sheridan Stewart Abstract Corruption, the misuse of public office for private gains, is a cancerous phenomenon in Latin America, although it varies widely among countries in the region. This paper opens...

Building Cities, Constructing Citizens: Sustainable Rural Cities in Chiapas, Mexico

Building Cities, Constructing Citizens: Sustainable Rural Cities in Chiapas, Mexico

Valente Soto & Jeffrey M. Banister Abstract This paper examines changes in socio-spatial practices that have resulted from the relocation of peasant and indigenous communities into Sustainable Rural Cities (SRCs) in Chiapas, Mexico. The...

State Forestry Incentives and Community Stewardship: A Political Ecology of Payments and Compensation for Ecosystem Services in Guatemala’s Highlands

State Forestry Incentives and Community Stewardship: A Political Ecology of Payments and Compensation for Ecosystem Services in Guatemala’s Highlands

Nicolena vonHedemann & Tracey Osborne Abstract Many payments for ecosystem services (PES) programs in Latin America aim to provide motivation for environmental protection through valuing services and providing funds for local development. This article...

“No Trespassing”: Changing and Contested Rights to Land in the Guyanese Amazon

“No Trespassing”: Changing and Contested Rights to Land in the Guyanese Amazon

Katherine MacDonald Abstract The Makushi and Wapishana peoples of the Rupununi region of Guyana have been fighting for the rights to their traditional territories since contact with European colonists first challenged them. Although Indigenous...

Spatial Patterns of Frontier Settlement: Balancing Conservation and Development

Spatial Patterns of Frontier Settlement: Balancing Conservation and Development

Cynthia Simmons, Robert Walker, Stephen Perz, Eugenio Arima, Stephen Aldrich, & Marcellus Caldas Abstract Amazonian deforestation has declined recently, but Brazil’s infrastructure plans continue to target the region. In the interest of sustainable development,...