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  International Editorial Board Gerardo Bocco CIGA, Morelia–UNAM  Christian Brannstrom Texas A&M University  Veronica Hollman Universidad de Buenos Aires Pablo Paolasso Universidad Nacional de Tucuman Sarah A. Radcliffe University of Cambridge  Juanita Sundberg University of British Columbia Copy Editors Beth Adelman-EnglishLea Juric-English Yindra García Sarduy-Español CLAG Executive Director Michael Steinberg University of Alabama CLAG Publications Committee Catherine Nolin University of Northern British Columbia Martha Bell  Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Oliver Coomes  McGill University CLAG Communications Coordinator Timothy Norris University of Miami A Publication of the Conference of Latin American Geography  Journal of Latin American Geography  Editor Christopher Gaffney   New York University Associate Editors Martha Bell  Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú  John C. Finn Christopher Newport University  Jörn Seemann  Ball State University Book Review Editor Eric Carter  Macalester College Editorial Designer  José de la Rosa Editorial Office  Journal of Latin American Geography1270 Broadway, Suite 701 New York, NY 10001 Translators  Xinmeng Zhang Xin Liu󰀀e Journal of Latin American Geography is a publication of the Conference of Latin  American Geography (CLAG)Copyright © 󰀲󰀰󰀱󰀸  Distributed by the University of Texas Press *Cover photo is courtesy of Yulia Garcia Sarduy   󰁃󰁌󰁁󰁇 󰁳󰁴󰁁󰁴󰁥󰁭󰁥󰁮󰁴 󰁯󰁮 󰁶󰁁󰁌󰁵󰁥󰁳 󰀀e Conference of Latin American Geography (CLAG) is a pan-hemispheric organization that has promoted the scholarly inquiry of Latin American geography since its inception in 󰀱󰀹󰀷󰀰. 󰀀rough its support of research, publications, conferences, and other forms of outreach CLAG seeks to foster a beer understanding of Latin America’s environments and peoples, including their social, economic, and political conditions. CLAG understands those conditions through the interconnections and interdependencies  with other peoples and places. CLAG believes that scholarly inquiry can make invaluable contributions to society and to the well- being of Latin Americans and North Americans alike 󲀔 wherever they may live. CLAG believes that academic freedom, without fear, intimidation, or threats is a necessary condition for that scholarship and the mutual understanding that it fosters.  󰀳 Table of Contents 56234684113140167191209 Leer From the Editor 󰁁󰁲󰁴󰁩󰁃󰁌󰁥󰁳 New Geographies of China and Latin America Relations: Introduction to the Special Issue  Julie Michelle Klinger & Tom Narins Imagining and Linking Latin America: Chinese Regional Mobilities and Social Networks in Chile Carol Chan  A Brief History of Outer Space Cooperation Between Latin America and China  Julie Michelle Klinger  Beanstalks and Trust in Chinese and Brazilian Food Systems  Adrian H. Hearn 󰀀e Bale of the Beans: How Direct Brazil-China Soybean Trade Was Stillborn in 󰀲󰀰󰀰󰀴 Gustavo de L. T. Oliveira Brazil-China defense cooperation: a strategic partnership in the making?  Danilo Marcondes & Pedro Henrique Batista Barbosa 󰀀e Impact of Chinese Anti-Corruption Policies in Costa Rica: Emerging Entrepreneurialisms  Monica DeHart  Nicaragua’s ‘Grand’ Canal: Cuento Chino? Rhetoric and Field-Based Evidence on the Chinese Presence in Nicaragua Sarah McCall & Mahew J. Taylor  ‘Like scooping money out of the sea’: Chinese luxury seafood consumption, roving bandits, and the boom-and- bust jellyfish fishery on the Miskitu Coast of Nicaragua.  Mahew L. Fahrenbruch  239244246249251253256 󰁪󰁌󰁁󰁇 󰁐󰁥󰁲󰁳󰁐󰁥󰁃󰁴󰁩󰁶󰁥󰁳 China’s Belt and Road Initiative: What Role for Latin America?  Margaret Myers 󰁂󰁯󰁯󰁫 󰁲󰁥󰁶󰁩󰁥󰁷󰁳 󰀀e Andes: A Geographical Portrait, 󰁢󰁹 󰁁󰁸󰁥󰁬 󰁂󰁯󰁲󰁳󰁤󰁯󰁲 󰀦 󰁃󰁨󰁲󰁩󰁳󰁴󰁯󰁰󰁨 󰁓󰁴󰁡󰁤󰁥󰁬 Reviewed by Marie Price  Andean Waterways: Resource Politics in Highland Peru, 󰁂󰁹 󰁍󰁡󐁴󰁩󰁡󰁳 󰁂󰁯󰁲󰁧 󰁒󰁡󰁳󰁭󰁵󰁳󰁳󰁥󰁮 Reviewed by Kimberly Munro  Atemorizar la tierra: Pedro de Alvarado y la Conquista de Guatemala, 󰀱󰀵󰀲󰀰-󰀱󰀵󰀴󰀱, 󰁂󰁹 󰁗. 󰁇󰁥󰁯󰁲󰁧󰁥 󰁌󰁯󰁶󰁥󰁬󰁬, 󰁃󰁨󰁲󰁩󰁳󰁴󰁯󰁰󰁨󰁥󰁲 󰁈. 󰁌󰁵󰁴󰁺, 󰀦 󰁗󰁥󰁮󰁤󰁹 󰁋󰁲󰁡󰁭󰁥󰁲  Reviewed by Kathryn Sampeck  All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands, 󰁂󰁹 󰁓󰁴󰁥󰁰󰁨󰁡󰁮󰁩󰁥 󰁅󰁬󰁩󰁺󰁯󰁮󰁤󰁯 󰁇󰁲󰁩󰁥󰁳󰁴 Reviewed by Andrew M. Hilburn Global Displacements: 󰀀e Making of Uneven Development in the Caribbean, 󰁂󰁹 󰁍󰁡󰁲󰁩󰁯󰁮 󰁗󰁥󰁲󰁮󰁥󰁲  Reviewed by Benjamin F. Timms  Who Owns Haiti: People, Power, and Sovereignty, 󰁂󰁹 󰁒󰁯󰁢󰁥󰁲󰁴 󰁍󰁡󰁧󰁵󰁩󰁲󰁥 󰀦 󰁓󰁣󰁯󐁴 󰁆󰁲󰁥󰁥󰁭󰁡󰁮 Reviewed by Cínthia Leone S. dos Santos &Wagner C. Ribeiro  親愛的同事們,  A few years ago I was wandering through the Saara region of Rio de Janeiro in the late af-ternoon and stopped to have an esfiha  in a tra-ditional Syrian eatery. 󰀀e young girl behind the counter was clearly Han Chinese and spoke just enough Portuguese to facilitate our transaction. As I was happily munching away, I looked down a row of stores selling the myriad shimmering and feathery things necessary for Carnaval. 󰀀e stores were clos-ing and each metal curtain was pulled down  by a young Chinese person. From the park-ing garages emerged a series of rather expen-sive cars driven by Chinese  patresfamilias  , the new dons of the Carnaval trade in Rio.󰀀is insignificant moment in Rio’s vibrant commercial district got me thinking about the ways in which Latin America and China are interconnected beyond the production and consumption of consumer goods. 󰀀e retreat of the United States fro the region has opened opportunities for Chinese invest-ment in infrastructure, technology, and political interaction. A number of academic  journals have produced special issues that explore the relationships between Latin  America and China but none have taken the explicitly geographic perspective that  we offer in this Special Issue on China and Latin American Relations. Our guest editors  Julie Klinger and Tom Narins have worked closely with Associate Editor Jorn Seemann to bring together a wonderful array of stories, perspectives, and ideas that give us ample food for thought about this enduring and dynamic interchange. As part of our ongoing efforts to mod-ernize and expand the reach of JLAG, we have included Chinese abstracts for the first time. We hope that this will allow the jour-nal to reach new audiences and stimulate interchange between Latin American and Chinese geographers. Additionally, we con-tinue to direct ever more resources to editing and production and continue to seek avenues for innovation and engagement with geogra-phers throughout the Americas and beyond.It is fiing, therefore, that this is the first issue of JLAG that will be published under the aegis of the “new CLAG.” 󰀀e removal of the “ista” nomenclature from CLAG was an overdue recognition that the organiza-tion is not only a home for North American geographers who study Latin America, but rather a place of encounter and exchange  between and for all Latin American Geogra-phers regardless of srcin or residence. As the Conference of Latin American Geography approaches its 󰀵󰀰th year, the editorial team at JLAG would like to renew our call to all of our Latin American colleagues to contribute to the growth of the journal through which  we can foster debate, promote change, and develop lasting relationships. 好利潤! Christopher Gaffney Editor-in-Chief  Leer From the Editor
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