Lossio , Jorge and Mariana Cruz
117p., photos, bibl., wrps. Between the years 2020 and 2022, the COVID-19 pandemic was responsible for the death of more than 200,000 Peruvians. In "¿Qué hicimos mal? Sociedad y estado frente al COVID-19" the authors analyze the causes of this tragedy, such as the precariousness of the country's health system, the plurality of ways of understanding the origin of diseases, the distrust of a sector of the population towards scientific explanations and vaccines. and the negative impact of political instability in the fight against COVID. In summary, the book tries to answer the question of why Peru was the country with the most deaths per million inhabitants in the world.
191p., photos, wrps. Robert Friedman shows readers in this vivid and nostalgic memoir what it was like living in Puerto Rico from the mid-1960s through the 1970s and 1980s, the years he spent there as a journalist for the San Juan Star. The book is far from an encompassing history, but rather a personal timeline of the era, a journalist's-eye view of life in the U.S. quasi-colony, whose island-born residents are U.S. citizens but who do not have all the rights of fellow citizens living in the States. Friedman gives readers an understanding of the humane, colorful, and difficult life lived by the island's residents, as it was when he was there, and which, from all accounts, remains the same today.
Cuadriello, Jaime; María José Esparza Liberal and Angélica Velázquez Guadarrama (Coords.)
495p., illus., facsimiles, bibl., indices, wrps. This volume compiles fifteen essays and a prologue that deal with historical-artistic problems of Spanish-American art of the 19th and 20th centuries, under the debate of modernity, aesthetic currents and national identities. These are not only case studies located in four countries, but also different approach models based on national narratives, new visual media, scenarios and landscapes of American geography, and some key figures in modernity and the modernization of the arts.
Revoredo Carbajal, Blanca
189p., maps, photos, facsimiles, graphics, indices, Carbajal analyzes the evolution of the Revoredo Family from its origins to the present. The main characteristic of the Revoredos was taken into consideration: being a family in constant migration and integration into their environment and the historical period in which they lived. Up to four migratory processes were identified. The first from its original land, Judea at the time of the Roman Empire.The study of this period was based on the DNA test. The second from the Mediterranean to the Iberian Peninsula, both to Spain and from Spain to Portugal at the end of the 15th century. The third great migration meant the coming of Joseph Joachim to the Viceroyalty of Peru , to Cajamarca and specifically to Celendín, to Tierra de Doctrina, in the middle of the 18th century. The last great migration was from the provinces to Lima at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Will we see new migrations? Time and the decisions of the present generations will let us know.
Fernández Larralde, Margarita María
342p., color plates, tables, bibl., wrps. Margarita Fernández addresses the multifaceted cultural spectacle of eighteenth-century New Spain from a celebration dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe in Zacatecas. The reason for this dazzling festival is the appointment of the Virgin of Guadalupe as Patroness of New Spain from Rome, by Pope Benedict XIV. The investigation is divided into four chapters, which show the panorama progressively through the document of the Zacatecan celebration. The first chapter outlines a vision of what the eighteenth century meant in New Spain, based on the transition policies of monarchical power and the influence of the Baroque. She analyzes the panorama of cultural, commercial and social exchange between Europe and America and the social and religious structure of a stratified society. This first chapter, in turn, exposes the development of the Guadalupan cult, the expansion of devotion to the Guadalupana during the 18th century, and the main artistic manifestations that were generated at the time. The historical, geographical and social framework of the city of Zacatecas, its silver resources, its social groups and the fragile economic situation at the time of the celebration are also delimited. The second chapter begins with an approach to religious festivals and their modalities in New Spain, in relation to the theories of the festival as a universal cultural and social phenomenon. The analysis of the celebration in Zacatecas also begins, in terms of its structure, form and contents. The third chapter addresses the topic of sacred oratory and devotes a space to the analysis of each sermon with emphasis on its formal structure, the ideas and contents around the image of Guadalupe and the thematic similarities and variants of the six sermons of the celebration. The literary beauty and scholarly knowledge go hand in hand with the genuine apostolic vocation of the clergyman and each of the five religious who participate in the celebration. Finally, the fourth chapter deals with the frequent references to the art of painting in the document, the situation in which New Spain painters found themselves, and the opportunity that the image of Guadalupe represents for artists to affirm the nobility of pictorial art. The ecphrastic discourse present in all the texts of the document of the celebration is analyzed, together with the theme of the iconography and iconology of the Virgin of Guadalupe, by relating the texts of the celebration with the constitutive elements of the original image and the various paintings made on dates close to the festival. The investigation contextualizes the celebration of Zacatecas in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe in its fascinating artistic complexity. showing the splendor of the New Spanish Baroque arts and the religious, symbolic and identity power that the image of the Virgin of Tepeyac had achieved in Creole society and in a large part of the New Spanish population.
Burset Flores, Luis Rafael
(650)p., (520)p.,maps, illus., tables, bibl., wrps. Tomo I: "Diccionario Biográfico." contains over 8,500 biographies of individuals who lived in the Caribbean basin between 1590 and 1620. I compiled them as I read letters from governors and other documentation from Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Cumaná , Isla Margarita, Caracas, Río de la Hacha, Santa Marta, Cartagena, and Panama. Although most of the people belonged to the upper strata of colonial society, including Indians, blacks, and mestizos, the documentation collected for whatever reason. Tomo II: This is a dictionary of the people who lived in the Caribbean area, at the end of Spanish rule in this region, prepared by Dr. Luis Burset.
Crespo Rodríguez, Manuel A.
200p., bibl., indices, wrps. "Pasado Caribeño" exhibits a collection of historiographical, analytical, and opinion essays on Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Some of these essays have been published previously, but here they appear, for the first time, in an unpublished form. It is analyzed here from Juan Bosch to Tony Castanha. This collection of eclectic essays provides a glimpse into the complexity of the history of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, a vision that is not intended to be exhaustive or final.
Málaga Rodríguez, Germán
155p., indices, wrps. The doctor and researcher Germán Málaga Rodríguez had the mission of leading the clinical trial to test the efficacy of vaccine candidates from the Chinese laboratory Sinopharm, the most important and ambitious study in this field ever carried out in the country's history. However, the journalistic denunciations that led to the Peruvian "Vacunagate" case made him the target of media virulence and serious accusations that could never be proven. In this book, Dr. Málaga tells, in great detail, his version of events. From his previous work in the first line of care for COVID-19 patients and the start of the clinical trial, to the outbreak of the media scandal and the behind the scenes of the controversial inoculations of former President Martín Vizcarra, among other authorities and officials. The testimony of Doctor Málaga seeks to delve into how the events of a controversial case that shook public opinion occurred. This is fundamental material to understand and determine if an act of injustice was really committed against the author of these pages, and to reflect on post-truth and the narratives that overwhelm our time.
263p., bibl., wrps. "Salud en emergencia" is a study on the history of epidemics and pandemics, particularly COVID-19, and the ways in which they have been managed in both developed and developing nations from a public health perspective. The work aims to show the ways in which inequalities between nations and individuals modify the response of health systems, resulting in substandard medical care and access. Instead of sticking to the official discourse on this topic, author Marcos Cueto, a renowned specialist in the history of medicine, focuses on the perceptions and testimonies of patients and health workers who do not belong to the medical "elites." Overall, he makes an impassioned plea in favor of the importance of public health and the need to achieve a more just and egalitarian society to face the inevitable pandemics of the future with better weapons.