My new textbook, Understanding Latin American Politics:

I am professor and chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration. I am also the editor of the academic journal The Latin Americanist. My research interests include Latin American politics, U.S.-Latin American relations, and Latin American immigration to the United States. I am past president of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS).

I’ve been blogging on anything related to Latin America almost daily since 2006 on my blog Two Weeks Notice.

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9/4/14 Op-Ed in Al Jazeera“Is the US ‘Losing’ Latin America?”

7/23/14 Quoted by the Associated Press on Venezuelan conspiracy theories

Op-Ed in the Miami Herald (6/9/14)Obama’s Low-Key Approach to Latin America

3/25/14 Quoted by the Associated Press on U.S.-Venezuelan relations.

3/4/14 Quoted in Bloomberg on Venezuela.

2/27/14 Quoted in the Wall Street Journal on Venezuela.

2/12/14 Quoted in Bloomberg about protests in Venezuela.

11/4/13 Published on op-ed in the Miami Herald on Michelle Bachelet

In September 2013 I gave a presentation at the International Conference on Aging in the Americas (in Austin, TX) entitled, “The Train Has Left the Station: Latino Aging and the New South.” It is slated to become part of an edited volume.

News (8/13/13) Quoted on NPR about John Kerry’s trip to Latin America.

News (7/3/13) Quoted on U.S. response to coups in the Washington Post.

In 2010 I published Irresistible Forces: Latin American Migration to the United States and its Effects on the South. My co-author is my dad, John R. Weeks, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography at San Diego State University.

In 2010 I co-edited The Bachelet Government: Conflict and Consensus in Post-Pinochet Chile with my friend and colleague Silvia Borzutzky.

In 2008 I published a textbook, U.S. and Latin American Relations. I am currently working on revisions for a 2nd edition, which will be published by Wiley.

My first book, The Military and Politics in Postauthoritarian Chile, was published in 2003. It is available at amazingly low prices at Ebay.

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