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Gringo : a coming-of-age in Latin America

Author: Chesa Boudin
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Gringo charts two journeys, both of which began a decade ago. The first is the sweeping transformation of Latin American politics that started with Hugo Chávez's inauguration as president of Venezuela in 1999. In that same year, an 18-year-old Chesa Boudin leaves his middle-class Chicago life and arrives in Guatemala. He finds a world where disparities of wealth are even more pronounced and where social change is  Read more...
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Named Person: Chesa Boudin; Chesa Boudin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chesa Boudin
ISBN: 9781416559115 9781416559122 1416559124 1416559116
OCLC Number: 232979170
Description: ix, 226 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Border crossings (Guatemala) --
Chicago boys (Chile) --
Crisis of currencies (Argentina) --
Into the Amazon (Brazil) --
In the President's palace (Venezuela) --
Tne fingers for Chávez (Venezuela) --
Pilgrimage of the displaced (Colombia) --
Of Indians and oil (Ecuador) --
Bolivian hearts and mines (Bolivia) Back in Caracas (Venezuela).
Responsibility: Chesa Boudin.
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The young son of a famous radical family takes to the roads of Latin America and comes to realize that a wave of radical change is transforming not only the places he visits, but his own take on life  Read more...

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"This marvelous voyage of personal discovery provides a vivid portrait of the richness and diversity of Latin America, its wonders and suffering, the courage and irrepressible spirit of its people, Read more...

 
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