Category: JLAG

The Geography of Border Militarization: Violence, Death and Health in Mexico and the United States

The Geography of Border Militarization: Violence, Death and Health in Mexico and the United States

Jeremy Slack, Daniel E. Martínez, Alison Elizabeth Lee, & Scott Whiteford Abstract Despite proposed increases in spending on personnel and equipment for border enforcement, the complex geography of border militarization and the violence it...

JLAG Editorial Team Statement of Purpose

JLAG Editorial Team Statement of Purpose

Christopher Gaffney, James Freeman, Jörn Seemann, John C. Finn, & Eric D. Carter With this statement of purpose, the new five-member editorial team of the Journal of Latin American Geography renews our dedication to...

Mapping Flower Plantations in the Equatorial High Andes

Mapping Flower Plantations in the Equatorial High Andes

Gregory Knapp Cut flowers have become the premier agricultural export of the high Andes over the last two and a half decades. The expansion of this activity was monitored for a crucial part of...

Revealing the ‘Lost World’: The American Geographical Society and the Mapping of Roraima during the 1930s

Revealing the ‘Lost World’: The American Geographical Society and the Mapping of Roraima during the 1930s

Alastair Pearson & Michael Heffernan This paper considers a specific mapping exercise undertaken by cartographers in the American Geographical Society during the 1930s as part of a larger project to construct a 1:1,000,000 map...

A Canal without a Zone: Conflicting Representations of the Panama Canal

A Canal without a Zone: Conflicting Representations of the Panama Canal

Marixa Lasso By contrasting a National Geographic Society (NGS) map of the Panama Canal from 1912 with an earlier French map of the canal from 1881, this article examines the multiple ways in which...

Creating Wild Darién: Centuries of Darién’s Imaginative Geography and its Lasting Effects

Creating Wild Darién: Centuries of Darién’s Imaginative Geography and its Lasting Effects

Julie Velásquez Runk Images, maps, and written texts together may constitute an imaginative geography and provide poignant evidence for how space can be socially constructed. In this article, I demonstrate the imaginative geography of...

Modernity and the Silencing of Nature in Nineteenth-Century Maps of Bogotá

Modernity and the Silencing of Nature in Nineteenth-Century Maps of Bogotá

Stefania Gallini & Carolina Castro Osorio The article explores the environmental content of urban modernity in a nineteenth-century Latin American capital city through a comparative analysis of the cartographic silencing of “nature” in four...

Geografías en disputa: Los cambios en los discursos geográficos de la Argentina (1852-1905)

Geografías en disputa: Los cambios en los discursos geográficos de la Argentina (1852-1905)

Malena Mazzitelli Mastricchio This paper discusses four key geographical works published between the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the context of competing proposals about creating an “official national geography.” The analyzed corpus...

Mapping Amerindian Captivity in Colonial Mosquitia

Mapping Amerindian Captivity in Colonial Mosquitia

Karl Offen In 1764, Spanish colonel Luis Diez Navarro mapped the racially diverse British settlement at Black River on what is today the coast of northeastern Honduras. I use the map as a point...

Taking the Enlightenment Underground: Mining Spaces and Cartographic Representation in the Late Colonial Andes

Taking the Enlightenment Underground: Mining Spaces and Cartographic Representation in the Late Colonial Andes

Heidi V. Scott Existing scholarship on Spanish America’s cartographic cultures largely overlooks mining maps. The Bourbon era, however, witnessed a proliferation in map production within the context of mining reform. Focusing on Peru, this...