This issue examines the logics, geographies, and grammars of narco-trafficking as an elusive yet ubiquitous social formation that we name the “narco-machine.”

emisférica is the Hemispheric Institute’s peer-reviewed, online, trilingual scholarly journal. Published biannually, journal issues focus on specific areas of inquiry in the broader field of performance and politics in the Americas. The journal publishes academic essays, multimedia artist presentations, activist interventions, translations, as well as book, performance and film reviews. Its languages are English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Rossana Reguillo

Jill Lane

Marcial Godoy-Anativia

Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra

Frances Pollitt

Victor Bautista

Mauricio Delfín

Linnete Manrique

Miguel Winograd

Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra

Margaret B. Carson

Margot Olavarría

Kahlil Chaar-Pérez

Marcos Steuernagel

Sarah Thomas

Miguel Winograd

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The editors would like to thank the many artists that granted permission to reproduce their work in this issue.

HemiPress New York City 2018 ISSN 1554-3706