Latin America and the Caribbean

ISBN-10: 0073527777

ISBN-13: 9780073527772

Edition: 14th 2011

Authors: Paul Goodwin
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Description: From McGraw-Hill Contemporary Learning Series, the GLOBAL STUDIES volumes are designed to provide comprehensive background information and selected world press articles on the regions and countries of the world. This 14/e of GLOBAL STUDIES: LATIN AMERICA includes introductory essays on Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean region, with concise reports and current statistics for each of the countries within these regions. This background information is complemented by a selection of articles from the world press.

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List price: $58.33
Edition: 14th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 10/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Selected World Wide Web Sites
U.S. Statistics and Map
Canada Statistics and Map
Global Map
Latin America: Myth and Reality
Mexico: On the Verge of Change?
Central America: Lands in Turmoil
Country Reports:
Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama
South America: An Imperfect Prism
Country Reports:
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Suriname
Uruguay
Venezuela
The Caribbean: Sea of Diversity
Country Reports:
Antigua and Barbuda
The Bahamas
Barbados
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
St. Kitts–Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Articles from the World Press
Regional Articles
The Paradoxes of Latin America
Violence against Women
Female Leaders on Rise in Central, South America
The Return of Continuismo?
Hemispheric Echoes: The Reverberations of Latin American Populism
The Economic Crisis: A Major Challenge for Latin America and the Caribbean
Dollarization Declines in Latin America
Service Break: Latin America’s Unproductive Economies, The Economist, March 27, 2010. Slow or even negative growth in productivity in Latin America has increased the disparity in income distribution over the past 50 years.
Mexico
The Real War in Mexico: How Democracy Can Defeat the Drug Cartels
Central America
Thriller for Chinchilla: Costa Rica’s New President, The Economist, February 13, 2010. Although Costa Rica is known for its excellent health care, education, public safety, and equality, "its traditional social democracy has recently come under strain." It will be the task of newly elected President Laura Chinchilla to meet these difficult challenges.
Enigmatic and Enchanting Guatemala
Argentina’s Troubled Transition
People’s Justice: Bolivia’s President and His Opponents, The Economist, April 3, 2010. President Evo Morales claims to have a mandate to implement a new constitution, which will be fairer to the country’s indigenous majority. One controversial change is that Bolivia will become "the first country in Latin America in which judges are to be ratified by popular election."
Lula’s Last Year
Running to Rebuild a Shaken Country: Chile’s New Government, The Economist, March 20, 2010. Chile is an earthquake-prone country. Newly elected President Sebastian Pinera faces the difficult task of rebuilding parts of Chile devastated by the great earthquake of 2010 that caused damages of about $30 billion and left 150,000 people homeless.
Go Before You Die: A Road Trip through the "New" Colombia
Wolf Sheds Fleece: Venezuela’s Drift to Authoritarianism, The Economist, January 30, 2010. President Hugo Chavez, through referenda, won constitutional changes that abolished term limits for the president and other senior elected officials. Discontent over "crime, inflation, and power and water shortages" have resulted in large antigovernment protests.
Caribbean
Planting Hope on Hispaniola
Aftershocks
Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations
Bibliography
Index
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