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They Do What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of Extraordinary and Exotic Customs from around the World. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Encyclopedia Publishers, 2014.

Latin American Dictators of the 20th Century. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishers, February 2013.
Culture and Customs of Bolivia.  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011.
Culture and Customs of Puerto Rico.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, March, 2009.
Ultimate Beginning-Intermediate English. New York: Living Language, August 2004.
Inglés Esencial. New York: Living Language, 1998.
Galván, Javier and Jibilan, Penruddocke.  Conversational English for Spanish Speakers. New York: Living Language / Crown Publishers, 1997.
Inglés All the Way. New York: Crown Publishers, 1996.


"Puerto Rico Should NOT Become the 51st State."  World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. Santa Barbara, CA. ABC-CLIO, 2012.
"Puerto Rico Should Maintain Its Commonwealth Status." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. Santa Barbara, CA. ABC-CLIO, 2010.
"Anti-monarchy protests in Portugal" and "The History of Protest and Conflict in 20th Century Portugal" in The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest (8 volumes), edited by Immanuel Ness. Malden, Maryland: Wiley Blackwell Publishers, April, 2009: pages 186-188 and 2729-2732 respectively.
"Palmares,"  "José de San Martín,"  "The Tailor's Revolt in Brazil," and "Isabel: Princess Regent of Brazil" in The Encyclopedia of Emancipation and Abolition in the Trans-Atlantic World, edited by Junius P. Rodríguez. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2007.
"Literature and Cinema as Instruments of Social Resistance in Cuba." Cambia; todo cambia. Proceedings of the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies Conference in 2006.  Cal State Dominguez Hills. Volume 21, Spring 2007.
"Practical Suggestions to Internationalize the General Education Curriculum." Journal of Hispanic Higher Education (JHHE). Volume 5, Number 1, January 2006.
"Brazil's Political and Social Transition: From Military Dictatorship to Neoliberal Economics." Revista Eletronica de Historia do Brasil. Volume 7, Number 1, January-June 2006, pp. 112-123.
"Urban Slavery in Argentina after Independence, 1810-1860."  América Latina: Un Textil de Diversidad y Cambio. Proceedings of the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies Conference in 2003.  East Los Angeles College. Volume 20, Pages 35-55, Spring 2005.
"Sugar and Slavery: the bittersweet chapter in XIX Century Cuba, 1817-1886."  Revista de Humanidades. Tecnológico de Monterrey, No. 16, Spring 2004. pp. 211-231.
"Revolution and Counterrevolution: An Analysis of U.S.-Policy towards Latin America." Diálogos: Revista de Historia. Universidad de San José, Costa Rica, 2004.
"The Effects of Globalization on the Foreign Language Curriculum." Traditions and Change in Higher Education: Creating Change Within the Globalization Paradigm.  Conference Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Conference. University of Portland, Oregon.  October 2002. 
Review of "Amazonia" by Sam Abell and Torben Ulrik Nissen. Eugene, OR: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, 2010. Review published in Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources, Spring 2011.
Review of "Race and Nation in Modern Latina America" by Nancy P. Appelbaum, Anne McPhearson, and Karen A. Rosemblatt (eds).  The Latin Americanist. Volume 48, Number 2, Spring 2005, pp. 99-101.
Review of  "The Human Tradition in Colonial Latin America."  by Kenneth J. Andrien. Southern Eastern Latin American Studies Journal. Volume XLVI, No.5,6  Summer/Fall 2004.
Review of "State Formation and Democracy in Latin America, 1810-1900" by Fernando López-Alves.  Revista de Humanidades, Tecnológico de Monterrey, México. Spring 2003.
Review of  "Cuba Today and Tomorrow: Reinventing Socialism" by Max Azicri. Southern Eastern Latin American Studies Journal.  Volume XLVI, No.3,4 Winter/Spring 2003.
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