Author: Miguel Angel Asturias
Publisher: Waveland Press
Fiction. In English translation. Guatemalan diplomat and writer Miguel Angel Asturias (1899-1974) began this award-winning work while still a law student. It is a story of a ruthless dictator and his schemes to dispose of a political adversary in an unnamed Latin American country usually identified as Guatemala. The book has been acclaimed for portraying both a totalitarian government and its damaging psychological effects. Drawing from his experiences as a journalist writing under repressive conditions, Asturias employs such literary devices as satire to convey the governments transgressions and surrealistic dream sequences to demonstrate the police states impact on the individual psyche. Asturiass stance against all forms of injustice in Guatemala caused critics to view the author as a compassionate spokesperson for the oppressed. My work, Asturias promised when he accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature, will continue to reflect the voice of the people, gathering their myths and popular beliefs and at the same time seeking to give birth to a universal consciousness of Latin American problems.
The Marquis de Sade
Author: Neil Schaeffer
Publisher: Harvard University Press
A biography of the 18th century soldier and writer who gave his name to sadism. The book portrays Sade as a political rabble-rouser whose 11-year sentence in a mental asylum was for more than just claiming sexual deviation was natural.
Author: Frans Masereel
Publisher: Courier Corporation
This evocative, text-free narrative is crafted from 167 woodcuts. A novel in pictures, we follow our hero through a world of good and evil, love and heartbreak. Introduction by Thomas Mann.
This document is the final report of the Third Intergovernmental Consultation on the Establishment of a Southwest Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission, held in Nairobi, Kenya, from January 27-30 2004. For waters under the sovereignty of coastal States, the Consultation agreed that a regional body for the management and development of coastal fisheries, with advisory powers only, be set up under Article VI of the FAO Constitution. For the high seas, it agreed that there should be a separate instrument, outside of the FAO, with the power to take binding decisions on conservation and management measures. The Consultation recognized the right of involvement of coastal States in the high seas instrument and identified linkages between the proposed coastal State and the high seas arrangements. The Consultation also agreed on the draft text for a resolution to the FAO Council and for the statutes of a regional body for the management and development of coastal fisheries. Possible elements of a draft agreement for the high seas were briefly discussed.--Publisher's description.
Revolution of Hope
Author: Vicente Fox Quesada, Rob Allyn
Traces the rise and career of the charismatic former president of Mexico, from his youth as the son of immigrants from the United States and Spain and his achievements as the youngest CEO in the history of Coca-Cola to his presidential efforts to reduce poverty, address corruption, and reform key social programs. 100,000 first printing.
CIVILIZACIÓN Y CULTURA offers a thematic approach to civilization and culture and introduces you to traditional cultural topics and issues in daily life in the Spanish-speaking world. Part of the renowned three-volume INTERMEDIATE SPANISH series, this reader integrates fascinating essays on cultural topics, as well as timely magazine articles and compelling video segments, to present a fresh perspective and different views on the book's theme of the origins of Spanish-speaking culture. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Rosalía Arteaga
Alimentation de Rue
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Over the past 10 years, FAO has collaborated with a number of countries in various parts of the world in the evaluation of street food quality, safety and socio economics and in implementing recommendations for improvement. The FAO Expert Consultation on Street Foods which was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 1988, was the first international consultation of this subject. Since then, and as a direct follow-up to the Consultation's recommendations, a number of activities have been developed and implemented in different parts of the world, many with FAO's involvement. This FAO Technical Meeting on Street Foods was convened to review the progress made in improving street foods quality and safety at a global level; to analyze different experiences and lessons learnt; and to provide the international community with an updated set of recommendations and guidelines to stimulate new and enable continuing improvement.
Author: Sandra Russo
La primera biografía en la que la presidenta habla de todos los temas, en un diálogo extraordinario, de mujer a mujer.
Author: Rory Carroll
Publisher: Penguin Books
Describes the leadership of Venezuela's elected president, Hugo Châavez, and his efforts to transform his country and paints a picture of his life based on interviews with ministers, aides, courtiers, and everyday citizens.
Author: Nuria Alonso Garcia, Lynn A. Sandstedt, Ralph Kite
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ESPACIOS is a 2-semester intermediate Spanish program developed to accommodate the diverse needs of today's language learners and educators. ESPACIOS supports the many reasons students take Spanish by presenting grammar, vocabulary, and opportunities for communication within the exploration of a variety of different spaces: personal and public; historic and contemporary; cultural and social. The breadth of themes, countries, and content mediums exposes students to a more informed perspective to each given topic. Through this exploration, students expand on what they know about the Spanish-speaking world in a reflective and informed way. End-of-chapter culminating projects reinforce the mechanics of the language while providing students with a culturally engaging framework in which they connect the language and their daily life interests. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.