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Author Explores Latin American Politics in New Book

Chicagoan Chesa Boudin is a law student at Yale and the author of a new travel memoir about South America. As a child, Boudin's parents, members of the Weather Underground, were jailed for armed robbery. He was raised by adopted parents Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. Boudin's new book, Gringo: A Coming-of-Age in Latin America, doesn't deal directly with his unique upbringing, but with the region's tortured politics and legacy of dictatorships.

Chesa Boudin will read from his book this evening at 6 at Jane Addams Hull House Museum.

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