Nuevo Mundo Mundos Nuevos has just published its 12th annual issue (2012). The debate section looks at legal literature in Spanish America, judges and magistrates in the 19th century, and popular protest in the Buenos Aires region in the 19th century. The second part looks at circulation and traffic on the fringes of the Ibero-American territory in the 16th-19th centuries. The contemporary issues section is devoted to Republican Brazil, “penal ideas”, Venezuelan foreign policy, and militancy in southern South America. The history and sound section focuses on Latin-American cinema and the theme of memory. In the conferences section, there are several contributions about the ways that history is written about today in Latin-America. All these sections will be updated throughout the year, as well as historiographical assessments and essays, thesis extracts, research guides and the long await Rio Guide. An up-to-date selection of American studies sites is also available.