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HIST W4659 Crime in Latin America. 4 points.

This seminar will focus on studies that take a historical look at crime in the Latin American context and will bring the discussion to the present. Transnational connections and comparisons will be encouraged, particularly as we explore the history and contemporary phenomenon of drug trafficking, incorporating the United States as a factor and a scene for Latin American crime. Readings, discussions and reports will try to identify commonalities across Latin American and dig deeper on some specific places and moments. In order to do this, we will devote part of the semester to the analysis of primary sources, and will require a research component in the final paper. Group(s): D Field(s): LA