Criticas magazine–An English speakers guide to the latest
Spanish language titles. This magazine also features English
language titles dealing with Latin American subjects. An
BookHuntersBlog.com–A wonderful site to explore
independently published books: reviews, interviews,
publicity, and much more. When you are into this
site make sure you click on www.allthesebooks.com
The Latino Book and Family Festival is a book fair
founded by Hollywood actor Edward James Olmos
and is held in four different cities throughout the
year. Mr. Olmos established these book festivals to
encourage literacy and book reading in the Hispanic
population. These festivals, particularly the ones in
Los Angeles and Chicago, are huge. The winners of
the annual Latino Book Awards (English and Spanish)
are announced at the prestigious Book Expo America
exposition in May.
Hispanic Online is a web site devoted to everything
Latino. It concentrates on current affairs: domestic
and foreign news, entertainment, politics, and
opinion. The ultimate site for those wishing to
remain current with everything connected to the
growing Latino population (now the largest minority)
in the United States.
Pan American Health Org (POHO) . This organization is
part of The World Health Organization and has
extensive reports about violence against women in
Latin America. Click here to see a Fact Sheet.
Some Recommended Reading
A Short History Of Guatemala. By Ralph Lee Woodward Jr.,
199 pages. Editorial Laura Lee, 2005. As entitled: an
overview of Guatemalan history. The best short history in
Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of Psychopaths
Among Us. By Robert Hare. The Gilford Press, 1999. Learn
what psychopathy is and how psychopaths can operate
without detection until it is too late.
I Choose To Live. By Sabine Dardenne. Virago Press, 2005.
This is the autobiography of one of the survivors of the
famous Dutroux case in Belgium. Sabine's story is so similar
to mine, especially in the way her mind was working during
Dancing On His Grave. By Barbara Richard. Trafford
Publishing, 2006. This is the story of five sisters who
survived unspeakable deprivation and abuse, sexual and
physical, at the hands of a sadistic father on a farmstead in
Eastern Montana. It is a pivoting story.
Violence Against Women: the Health Sector Responds.
Published by POHO (see above). This is a must–read for
service providers, academicians, and individuals interested
in shedding light on the pandemic of gender-based violence
in Latin America.
Free of the Shadows: Recovering From Sexual Violence. By
Caren Adams and Jennifer Fay, California: New Harbinger
Breaking the Macho Code: An Exploration of the
Patriarchal Mind And Culture. by Paul Hennig. Trafford
Pubilishing, 2006. This book critically examines the code's
dysfunctional image of masculinity and how it fails to give
men a manhood capable of loving sex and relationship.
Instead, it sets men up for obsession, abuse and violence