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TRIANNUAL · 7 x 10 · 150 PAGES/ISSUE · ISSN 1545-2476 · E-ISSN 1548-5811

Martha Bell and Jessica Budds, Editors

The Journal of Latin American Geography (JLAG) publishes original geographical and interdisciplinary research on Latin America and the Caribbean. The University of Texas Press distributes the three issues of the Journal each year, normally in March, June and October. The Journal is published by the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (CLAG), established in 1970 to foster geographic education and research on Latin America through conferences and publications. The Journal of Latin American Geography will continue and expand the tradition of the annual CLAG Yearbook which has published a selection of papers by geographers and other scholars for more than 20 years. The editors work with an international editorial board to promote the publication of original, high quality, and anonymously refereed manuscripts that represent the broad spectrum of geographic perspectives on and from the region. Papers are accepted in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.


Recent Issues

Volume 21, Issue 3, 2022

Special Issue: Infrastructure and Latin American Environmental Geographies

Infrastructure and Latin American Environmental Geographies: An Introduction to our Special Issue
by Jessica Hope and Murat Arsel

Infrastructure in Brazil: From Marketization to Emancipation
by Deborah Werner, Fabio Lucas Pimentel de Oliveira

Hydroelectric Extractivism: Infrastructural Violence and Coloniality in the Sierra Norte de Puebla, Mexico
by Erik Post

Toward a Reconfiguration of Mining Infrastructure in Mexico: Norms, Resistance, and Governance
by Valeria Guarneros-Meza and Marcela Torres-Wong

Linkages of Suspended Infrastructure, Contestation, and Social-Environmental Uneveness: Colombia's Tolima Triangle Irrigation Megaproject
by Megan Dwyer Baumann and Karl S. Zimmerer

Producing Citizenship Through Infrastructure: The Political Materiality of Water Access in Urban Chile
by Melissa Bayer

Critiquing Sustainable Development as Materially Constituted: Infrastructure, Political Ecology, and Political Ontology in the Amazon
by Jessica C. Hope

Volume 21, Issue 2, 2022


Revolutionary Insurgents or Conservative Reactionaries? National Liberation Army's Transnational Expansion in Colombia and Venezuela
by Juan D. Rojas and Olivier J. Walther

Narrativas de vida espaciales en el contexto de la Covid-19: reflexionesdesde la ruralidad ecuatoriana
by Estefania P. Palacios, Diana V. López, and Dayanara A. Delgado

Prácticas alimentarias y patrones de compra de los consumidores que se abastecen en circuitos alternativos de comercialización en Quito
by Sara Latorre, Gabriel April-Lalonde, Myriam Paredes, and Fabián Muñoz

Regional and Urban Development Under the Signs of Globalization: The Soybean Complex and the City of Agribusiness in Mato Grosso
by Martin Coy, Felix M. Dorn, Christoph Huber, and Tobias Topfer

Transport Infrastructure and Cross-Border Connectivity Indices in Border Cities: The Case of Southern Brazil
by Fernando Seabra, Thaís Patrício, Martina M. Bauer, Larissa Gheller, and Julia Saint Martin

Ver, cuestionar y habitar paisajes en América Latina
by Carol A. Ruiz-Barajas

Oír música es oír un territorio: Chango Spasiuk entre chamamés, plcas y sonidos de la tierra colorada
by Agustín Arosteguy

JLAG Perspectives

A exibição de antipolíticas indígenas e ambientais orquestrada pelo governo brasileiro de Bolsonaro
by Luciene Cristina Risso and Clerisnaldo Rodrigues de Carvalho

JLAG em Tradução

Bolsonaro's Anti-Indigenous and Anti-Environmental Policies in Brazil
by Luciene Cristina Risso and Clerisnaldo Rodrigues de Carvalho, translated by Liz Mason-Deese

Volume 21, Issue 1, 2022


Contradicciones del culto a Añá: un espacio de exclusión femenina religiosa
by Lázaro Julio Leiva Hoyo, Graciela González Olmedo, and Annia Martínez Massip

Situating in Place Indigenous Engagements in Capitalist Market
by Carola Ramos-Cortez and Timothy MacNeill

Cartografías en la formación de actores políticos: ONGs en procesos de demarcación de tierras indígenas y criollas en el norte argentino
by Natalia Castelnuovo Biraben

Socioeconomic Determinants of Homegardening in the Southeast of Mexico: An Endowments-Based Livelihoods Framework
by Jennifer Castañeda-Navarrete

The Pastoral City-State: A Metaphor for the Geography of Uruguay
by Samuel T. Brandt

Transcultural Place-Making in Little Havana
by Taylor Fox and Mark H. Palmer

JLAG Perspectives

Geographical Implications of Brazil's Emerging Green Hydrogen Sector
by Christian Brannstrom and Adryane Gorayeb

Volume 20, Issue 3, 2021


Post-Conflict Territorialization in Three Dimensions: Volumetric Struggles in Post-Peace Agreement Colombia
by Daniela Mosquera-Camacho and Andrea Marston

Conservation in the Frontier: Negotiating Ownerships of Nature at the Southern Mexican Border
by Hanna Laak and Edith Kauffer

Indigenous Autonomy and Territorial Practices: Constructing Indigenous-State Relations in the Peruvian Amazon
by Carola Ramos Cortez and Timothy MacNeill

"No Hay Revolución Sin Canciones": State, Revolution, and Music in Chile and Cuba
by Jonah Durrant Olsen

Lifestyle Migration on the Southern Jalisco Coast: Sustainability and Cosmopolitanism in Community-led Development
by Jennifer Cardinal

The Paradox of Culturally Useful Invasive Species: Southern Cattail (Typha domingenis) Crafts of Lake Pátzcuaro, Mexico
by Guadalupe Maldonado and Robert Voeks

JLAG Perspectives

Cuba, protestos e caminhos da revlução
by Joana Salém Vasconcelos

The Environmental Violence of Soy Cultivation in the Brazilian Amazon
by Marcos Colón

JLAG Tradução

Cuba, Protests and Paths of Revolution
by Joana Salém Vasconcelos and Liz Manson-Deese

Volume 20, Issue 2, 2021

Editorial: Institutional Implications of the Covid-19 Pandemic for Geographers in/of Latin America


Pandemia y autonomía indígenia: territorialización del cuidado en la Amazonia ecuatoriana
by Julían García Labrador

Los paisajes posibles: en animación suspendida, corporativos y del desastre. Chile y Argentina como ejemplos de estudio
by Carolina G. Ojeda Leal

Negociando consentimiento y derechos indígenas: geografías legales de la framentación en territorio Mapuche-Williche, Futawillimapu, Chile
by Sarah Hurley Kelly, Felipe Guerra-Schleef, and José Miguel Valdés-Negroni

Project and Territory: Salmon Farming and Social Transfromations in the Island of Chiloé, Chile
by Beatriz Bustos-Gallardo, Gonzalo Delamaza, and Ricardo Rivas

Rethinking Climate Governance: Amazonian Indigenous Climate Politics and Integral Territorial Ontologies
by Sylvia Cifuentes

JLAG Perspectives

Cuerpos, fronteras y resistencia: mujeres conjurando geografia a través de experiencias desde el otro lado del muro
by Geobrujas-Communidad de Geógrafas

JLAG en Traducción

Bodies, Border, and Resistance: Women Conjuring Geography through Experiences from the Other Side of the Wall
by Geobrujas-Communidad de Geógrafas, translated by Liz Mason-Deese

Volume 20, Issue 1, 2021

Editorial: New Distances and Proximities in Teaching Geography of and in Latin America


Mobility, Control, and the Pandemic Across the Americas: First Findings of a Transnational Collective Project
by Soledad Álvarez Velasco

Mona, Mona, Mona! Topicality and the Imaginative Geographies of Whiteness in Colombia
by Sara Koopman

Place-Based Politics, and the Role of Landscape in the Production of Mexico's Disappeared
by Nicholas J. Crane and Oliver Hernández Lara

Clusters of Violence in Mexico: An Analysis of Homicide Rates from 2000–2012
by María del Pilar Fuerte-Celis and María de los Dolores Sánchez-Castañeda

Urban Erasure and the Making of Informal Activism: Rio de Janeiro through the Morro do Castelo
by Ana G. Ozaki

Principales detonantes y efectos socioambientales del boom del aguacate en México
by Armonia Borrego and Teodoro Carlón Allende

Underdeveloped Ecologies: Puerto Rico's Forest Transition and the Cultivation of Colonial Authority
by Chris N. Lesser

Impactos del cultivo de quinua en los territorios aymaras: transición de la producción pastoril a la producción agrícola moderna en el altiplano boliviano
by Carla V. Rodas Arano

JLAG Perspectives

Ancianos amazónicos en la frontera petrolera: la vida y muerte de Nenkihui Bay, líder tradicional Waorani
by Danilo Borja, Juan Bay and Conny Davidsen, translated by Yulia Garcia Sarduy

Migrant Protection Protocols and the Death of Asylum
by Austin Kocher

JLAG Retrospective

Remnants Revisited: Guatemala's Landscapes of Fear
by Rebecca Clouser



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