The second edition of U.S. and Latin American Relations will be out in Summer 2015.

US and Latin American Relations cover

My textbook, Understanding Latin American Politicspublished in 2014:

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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4/15/15 Quoted in The Guardian on Cuba being removed from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

4/12/15 Quoted in The Christian Science Monitor on U.S.-Cuban relations.

March 2015: published a book chapter with John R. Weeks entitled, “The Train Has Left The Station: Latino Aging in the New South.”

3/17/15 Quoted in The Guardian on U.S.-Venezuelan relations.

3/16/15 Quoted on NPR’s Morning Edition about protests in Brazil

3/2/15 Quoted in Bloomberg on coup claims in Venezuela

12/18/14 Co-authored (with John Weeks) article at The Monkey Cage at The Washington Post, “The Political Demography of U.S.-Cuban Relations.”

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

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.

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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