jim handy received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and is currently an assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan. His Ph.D. dissertation on agrarian policy and rural conflict in Guatemala from 1944 to 1954 is being revised for publication. He is engaged in research for a comparative study of political and economic development in Central America during the 1920s.

zacarías moutoukias received his doctorate at the Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, in 1983. He is an investigator affiliated with CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigación Científica y Técnica) and a professor of American history at the Universidad Nacional del Centro, Tandil. He is currently engaged in research on the Buenos Aires elite between 1750 and 1940, focusing his study on family and kinship relations as mechanisms of access to wealth and power.

ronn f. pineo teaches at Towson State University in Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in Latin American History from the University of California, Irvine in 1987. He is at present studying health care and the social and economic history of Guayaquil, Ecuador during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

ward stavig is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Davis. His dissertation analyzes Indian-Spanish relations in colonial society, as well as relations between Indian peoples, from the perspective of indigenous communities in the region of rural Cuzco where the Thupa Amaro II rebellion was centered. Previous articles focused on community and conflict, as they relate to Indians, in the colonial world. He is currently working on articles dealing with ethnic land disputes and the relationship between Indian and Spanish value systems, using attitudes toward love and sex to understand these values.