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James D. Cockcroft

James D. Cockcroft

A bilingual award-winning author of more than 40 books and countless articles on Latin America, Mexico, globalization, and labor migration, Dr. James D. Cockcroft (Ph.D., Stanford University, 1966) has been described by the American Library Association's Choice magazine as "an internationally known and distinguished scholar." A bilingual poet and life-long human rights activist, he is best known as a Latin America expert, writer, and public speaker. His multilingual blog is

A three-time Fulbright Scholar, Internet professor for the State University of New York, and honorary editor of Latin American Perspectives, he serves on the international coordinating committee for the Networks of Intellectuals and Artists in Defense of Humanity - . A Canadian immigrant, he is a member of the UNESCO-sponsored World Council of the José Martí World Solidarity Project, the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five, la Coalition Venezuela Nous Sommes Avec Toi, and the Canada-Cuba Literary Alliance. 

He writes for the Mexico City daily La Jornada and such internet sites as and . His latest book is “Why? ¿Por qué? Pourquoi?”, a bilingual collection of poems with all royalties going to the families of the Cuban Five (Hidden Brook Press, 2009, ).

Other recent books (21st century only):

CUBA EN MI SANGRE: ENTREVISTAS, ENSAYOS, POEMAS (Havana,Centro de Estudios Martianos, 2009)

(con Jesús Torres Nuño & Mario Alberto Nájera) TESTIMONIO DE UNA VICTORIA OBRERA DEL SIGLO XXI UNA HUELGA INTERNACIONALISTA EJEMPLAR: LA BATALLA DE EUZKADI (Guadalajara: Ediciones Presente y Futuro, 2008)

MÉXICO MOMENTO HISTÓRICO DECISIONES 2006 (México: Jorale Editores & Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México, junio de 2006, +  HYPERLINK ""


LATIN AMERICA (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/International Thomson Publishing, 1998; Spanish ed. AMÉRICA LATINA Y ESTADOS UNIDOS, México & Buenos Aires, siglo veintiuno editores, 2001, & Havana, Instituto del Libro, Ciencias Sociales, 2004)

SALVADOR ALLENDE – TEXTOS ESCOGIDOS (assisted by Jane Carolina Canning) [Buenos Aires: América Libre &  Universidad Popular Madres de Plaza de Mayo, 2003, translation of SALVADOR ALLENDE READER: CHILE’S VOICE OF DEMOCRACY, Melbourne, Ocean Press, 2000.]

PRECURSORES INTELECTUALES DE LA REVOLUCIÓN MEXICANA (México: siglo veintiuno editores, 23rd ed., 2002, translation of INTELLECTUAL PRECURSORS OF THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION, 1900‑1913, Univ. of Texas Press, 1968)

MEXICO’S HOPE (NY: Monthly Review Press, 1998; Spanish ed. LA ESPERANZA DE MÉXICO, México & Buenos Aires, siglo veintiuno editores, 2001)


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