Voices of Latin American Life

No longer active. Voices of Latin American Life, edited by Arthur Schmidt, aims to bring the texture and humanity of Latin American experiences to English-language readers through translations of works that impart direct voices. Through testimonial literature, interviews, and essays, the series will present important Latin American views from the famous and the anonymous that reflect the immense challenges of fundamental issues and of daily life in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. 

Living in the Crossfire

Favela Residents, Drug Dealers, and Police Violence in Rio de Janeiro

Maria Moreira Alves and Philip Evanson

Communities organizing to end Brazil's urban war on drugs

254 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 figures, 7 halftones



Testimonies of a Brazilian Drug Dealer's Woman

Robert Gay and Arthur Schmidt

One woman's story of life in the slums of Rio de Janeiro

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 18 halftones


Mexican Voices of the Border Region

Laura Velasco Ortiz and Oscar Fernando Contreras Montellano

How the border shapes the experiences and opportunities of Mexicans on each side

238 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 halftones


Nothing, Nobody

The Voices of the Mexico City Earthquake

Elena Poniatowska

This powerful account chronicles the human drama of the devastating earthquake that rocked Mexico City

384 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figs., 24 halftones, 1 maps


Surviving Mexico's Dirty War

A Political Prisoner's Memoir

Alberto Ulloa Bornemann, edited by Arthur Schmidt and Aurora Camacho de Schmidt

A riveting memoir of Mexico's "dirty wars"

232 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 halftones, 1 maps