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Numbers and dates
no fewer than six of the eight victims
no more than fifty‐two hundred gallons
as many as 187 students
One hundred and eighty-seven students graduated.
attendance was about ninety thousand
at least two‐thirds of the electorate
there were 2 million ballots cast
the population will top 25 billion
an average of 2.6 years
now estimated at 1.1 billion inhabitants
more than $56, or 8 percent of the petty cash
a decline of $0.30 per share
Sample citations and references
(Drinot 2012, 731; Degregori 1996)
(Durand et al. 1996; Duquette-Rury and Bada 2013)
(Rist 2007; Guerra 2010a, 2010b)
(Portes, Escobar, and Arana 2008, 1058)
Degregori, Carlos Iván, ed.
1996 Las rondas campesinas y la derrota de Sendero Luminoso. Lima: IEP.
2002 Right-Wing Women in Chile: Feminine Power and the Struggle against Allende, 1964–1973. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press.
Rappaport, Joanne, and Thom Cummins
2012 Beyond the Lettered City: Indigenous Literacies in the Andes. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Chapter in a collection
2010a “Beyond Paradox: Counterrevolution and the Origins of Political Culture in the Cuban Revolution, 1959–2009.” In A Century of Revolution: Insurgent and Counterinsurgent
Violence during Latin America’s Long Cold War, edited by Greg Grandin and Gilbert M. Joseph, 199–235. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Villa Rivera, William
2004 “El territorio de comunidades negras, la guerra en el Pacífico y los problemas de desarrollo.” In Panorámica afrocolombiana: Estudios sociales en el Pacífico, edited by
Mauricio Pardo Rojas, Claudia Mosquera, and María Clemencia Ramírez, 331–342. Bogotá: Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia.
2012 “Creole Anti-Communism: Labor, the Peruvian Communist Party and APRA, 1930–1934.” Hispanic American Historical Review 92 (4): 703–736.
Duquette-Rury, Lauren, and Xochitl Bada
2013 “Continuity and Change in Mexican Migrant Hometown Associations: Evidence from New Survey Research.” Migraciones Internacionales 7 (1): 65–99.
Durand, Jorge, William Kandel, Emilio A. Parrado, and Douglas S. Massey
1996 “International Migration and Development in Mexican Communities.” Demography 33 (2): 249–264.
2010b “Gender Policing, Homosexuality, and the New Patriarchy of the Cuban Revolution, 1965–70.” Social History 35 (3): 268–289.
Licio, Elaine C., Lucio R. Rennó, and Henrique C. O. Castro
2009 “Bolsa Família e voto na eleição presidencial de 2006: Em busca do elo perdido.” Opinião Pública 15 (1): 31–54.
Portes, Alejandro, Cristina Escobar, and Renelinda Arana
2008 “Bridging the Gap: Transnational and Ethnic Organizations in the Political Incorporation of Immigrants in the United States.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 31 (6): 1056–1090.
2007 “Agit-prop Cuban Style: Master Montagist Santiago Álvarez.” Offscreen 11 (3). http://offscreen.com/view/agit_prop_cuban_style.
2012 “Tricontinental Routes of Solidarity: Stokely Carmichael in Cuba.” Journal of Transnational American Studies 4 (2). http://escholarship.org/uc/item/0wp587sj.
Magazine or newspaper article
Bacab Chulim, Jesús
2012 “Constatan obras del ‘3x1’: Mejorarán la casa ejidal y harán casetas policiacas.” El Diario de Yucatán, May 4. http://yucatan.com.mx/yucatan/constatan-obras-del-3-por-1.
Malkin, Elisabeth, and Victoria Burnett
2015 “Cuba Frees 53 Prisoners, U.S. Says.” New York Times, January 15.
Dissertation and Theses
Vergara Figueroa, Aurora
2013 “Race, Gender, Class, and Land Property Rights in Colombia: A Historical Ethnography of the Afro-Colombians’ Struggles over Land, 1851–2011.” Ph.D. dissertation, University
of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Paper presented at a conference
2010 “The Pentecostalization of Religion and Society in Latin America: First Findings from Paraguay.” Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of
Religion, Baltimore, MD, October 29.
World Health Organization. 2010. The World Health Report: Health Systems Financing; The Path to Universal Coverage. Geneva: World Health Organization.
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