Table of Contents Winter 2008
Volume 2, Number 1
5 From the Editor
7 Letters to the Editor
Carnaval (again) in Rio: find your
inner Samba; ten things to keep
you occupied in Monterrey; Latin
American Sundance finalists;
how a new version of Internet
Protocol will soon plug in millions
of new devices; Kilometro Zero
opens new creative spaces
for Bolivian artists; what U.S.
presidential candidates are
saying about our hemisphere;
this season’s major upcoming
cultural and policy events.
20 Hard Talk:
Is it time to shutter the
controversial U.S. facility for
detainees in the global war on
terror? Joanne Mariner, director
of the Human Rights Watch
Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Program, and Lee A. Casey,
a former member of the UN
Sub-Commission on the Promotion
and Protection of Human Rights,
debate the pros and cons.
some of its child-adoption
practices, but it may mean longer
waits for would-be parents abroad.
Enrique Ruiz Villaseñor provides
Mexico’s growing expatriate
community with a taste of home.
Alan Clutterbuck opens a non-partisan leadership school for up-and-coming Argentine politicians,
and gets them to work together.
Helena Hofbauer teaches civil
society groups that understanding
arcane budgets can improve
86 Tongue in Cheek
The hemisphere’s most intriguing
96 Policy Updates
Digital Divide: unequal Internet
access is threatening to widen age-
old disparities within and among
countries in Latin America.
Human Rights: ending amnesty
for the abuses of former leaders
is giving governments a chance to
exorcise the ghosts of their pasts.
Adoption: Guatemala reforms
101 Fresh Look Reviews
An anthology of essays from
Argentina’s emerging generation
of Peronist leaders imagines a
new vision of society in 2020.
Philip Oxhorn questions some of
its assumptions; Luigi Manzetti
reviews Kurt Weyland’s new book
that examines policy diffusion
in the hemisphere; and Eduardo
Lora finds some important lessons
in an analysis of the surprising
staying power of the Washington
Consensus. Also reviewed: Del
otro lado del río: Ambientalismo
y política entre Uruguayos y
Argentinos; and Mujer, sexualidad,
internet y política: Los nuevos
114 First Look
New and recently released books.
116 Just the Numbers
Internet and cell phone use around
wesley bedrosian; bunGee.com; lars klove
Poverty, Inequality and Economic Growth Reducing poverty and inequality is unarguably the
greatest challenge in the hemisphere today. In the Spring 2008 first-anniversary issue, AQ will examine
under what conditions growth, trade and social programs are successful at addressing these challenges,
with articles by Guillermo Perry, José Antonio Ocampo, Sanjay Reddi, and Lykke Anderson.