Peace is a concept that is not usually associated with Latin America. Rather, various forms of violence, whether criminal, state, economic or cultural, are commonly associated with the region. The studies gathered here emphasize that, although the subcontinent is historically affected by these serious crises, it is also characterized by important attempts to confront them and seek forms of peaceful coexistence. The analytical perspective developed here understands peace as always intertwined with violence and proposes it as a continuous effort of resistance.
The book is the result of an international and interdisciplinary dialogue in which the historical roots of violence are studied and new proposals and strategies for overcoming violent crises in certain current contexts, such as the conflict constellations in Venezuela, Colombia, Central America and Mexico, among others, are discussed.