Terror in Latin America: Five Countries, Five Great Translations

Jim Fonseca
10 min readNov 29, 2022
Photo of violence in Caracas from timesofisrael.com

Here are five brief reviews of translated novels about political terror in Latin America. There’s a lot of terror to go around, so we’ll look at stories from Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Peru and Colombia. I’ll give a short review and provide a link to my more extensive review of each book. Got your plane ticket ready? (Some spoilers follow.)

Jim Fonseca

Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer featuring This Fragile Earth. Top writer in Transportation and, in past months, Travel.