Professor Emelio Betances published The Catholic and Power Politics in Latin America with Rowman and Littlefield in 2007. Two years later, its translation came in Spanish as La Iglesia catolica y la politica del poder en America Latina (Funglode, Santo Domingo). In 2009, Funglode invited him to Santo Domingo for a book launch at the Santo Domingo International Book Fair. In 2010, the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico invited him to give a two-part lecture on social movements in Latin America while Dickinson College asked him to lecture on "The Left Resurgence, Neoliberalism, and the Prospects for Democracy in Latin America." Professor Betances currently works on a research project on social movements in the Dominican Republic and plans to eventually turn it into a comparative study of social movements in Latin America.