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SECOLAS 2010, Mexico City

I’m sitting on the plane in the air travelling from Knoxville to Mexico City via Dallas. I’m very excited about this because, though I’ve been studying, teaching, and writing about Latin America for more than 15 years, I’ve actually never

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The End of the Scribe-for-Hire?

A short piece in a recent Economist Magazine documents the decline in writers-for-hire in Mexico City. The venerable role of these escribanos (documented in the Brazilian film Central Station) is most popularly associated with writing love letters and personal correspondence

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Deducir ante el Juez la accion ú derecho que se tiene, ó las excepciones que excluyen la accion contrária.

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Chad Black

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