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Author Boudin, Chesa.

Title Gringo : a coming-of-age in Latin America / Chesa Boudin.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Scribner, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  980.04 BOUDIN    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  980.04 BOUDIN    Check Shelf
Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Description ix, 226 pages : map ; 24 cm
Summary 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 not confined to classroom or dinner-table conversations, but instead takes place in the streets. While a new generation of progressive Latin American leaders rises to power, Boudin crisscrosses 27 countries. He witnesses the economic crisis in Buenos Aires; works inside Chávez's palace in Caracas; watches protesters battling police on September 11, 2001, in Santiago; descends into ancient silver mines in Potosí; and travels steerage on a riverboat along the length of the Amazon. Including incisive analysis and deep humanity, Boudin's account of this historic period is revelatory.--From publisher description.
Subject South America -- Description and travel.
Guatemala -- Description and travel.
Boudin, Chesa -- Travel -- South America.
Boudin, Chesa -- Travel -- Guatemala.
South America -- Politics and government -- 1980-
Americans -- Travel -- South America.
ISBN 9781416559115 alkaline paper
1416559116 alkaline paper
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