The March 2010 revision of the U.S. Southern Command reading list

(source) The United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), located in Miami, Florida, is one of ten unified Combatant Commands (COCOMs) in the Department of Defense. It is responsible for providing contingency planning, operations, and security cooperation for Central and South America, the Caribbean (except U.S. commonwealths, territories, and possessions), Cuba; as well as for the force protection of U.S. military resources at these locations. SOUTHCOM is also responsible for ensuring the defense of the Panama Canal and canal area.

This revision


Book cover for The Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier

Book cover for Rivers of Gold: The Rise of the Spanish Empire, from Columbus to Magellan

Book cover for Cuba: From Columbus to Castro and Beyond

Book cover for Modern Latin America

Book cover for Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala

Book cover for History of the Conquest of Peru

Book cover for The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

Book cover for The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914

Book cover for After Fidel: Raul Castro and the Future of Cuba's Revolution

Book cover for Latin America and the United States: A Documentary History

Book cover for THE BURIED MIRROR

Book cover for The Conquest of New Spain


Book cover for Against All Hope: A Memoir of Life in Castro's Gulag

Book cover for My Brother

Book cover for Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy

Book cover for The Saddest Country: On Assignment In Colombia

Book cover for The Accidental President of Brazil: A Memoir

Political and Military Science

Book cover for The Battle for Peace: A Frontline Vision of America's Power and Purpose

Book cover for The Future of Freedom

Book cover for Civil-Military Relations in Latin America: New Analytical Perspectives

Book cover for The Unraveling of Representative Democracy in Venezuela

Book cover for Simon Bolivar: A Life

Book cover for In the Eagle's Shadow: The United States and Latin America

Economics and Globalism

Book cover for Saving the Americas: The Dangerous Decline of Latin America and What The U.S. Must Do

Book cover for Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot

Book cover for How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

Book cover for United States and the Americas: A Twenty-First Century View

Book cover for Doing Business in the New Latin America: A Guide to Cultures, Practices, and Opportunities

Faction and Historical Fiction

Book cover for La Fiesta Del Chivo

Book cover for The News from Paraguay

Book cover for Imagining Argentina

Book cover for A Way in the World: A Novel

Book cover for The Old Man and the Sea

Book cover for El Amor En Los Tiempos Del Colera / Love in the Times of Cholera

Book cover for The General in His Labyrinth

Book cover for Men of Maize:  The Modernist Epic of the Guatemalan Indians

Book cover for Gabriela, clavo y canela

Book cover for Ines of My Soul: A Novel


Book cover for Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail

Book cover for Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Amazon Rain Forest