1st Edition

South America, Central America and the Caribbean 2004

Edited By Jacqueline West, Europa Publications Copyright 2003
    1028 Pages
    by Routledge

    An unrivalled survey on the countries and territories of this immense region.
    * Over 900 pages of in-depth analysis, up-to-date statistics and invaluable directory details
    * Includes contributions from acknowledged authorities who examine topics of regional importance.

    General Survey
    * Thoroughly revised and updated analytical articles written by acknowledged experts covering issues of regional importance are examined by acknowledged authorities of the area, subjects covered include: The Role of the Church in Latin America in the 21st Century; Indigenous Peoples in Latin America; North American Regional Relations from a Mexican Perspective; El Niño and Changing Weather Patterns in the Region; An Overview of the Progress made in Combating Money-Laundering and Terrorist Financing in the Caribbean
    * New for this edition Debt, Finance and the IMF: Three Decades of Debt Crises in Latin America; The Andean Regional Initiative; Central America and 'El Norte'.

    Country Surveys
    Individual chapters on each country and territory incorporating:
    * An introductory survey, containing essays on the history and economy of each country, as well as
    * An extensive economic and demographic survey of the latest available statistics on area and population, health and welfare, agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, industry, finance, trade, transport, tourism, communications media and education
    * A full directory section with names, addresses, contact numbers and e-mail and internet addresses covering the constitution, government, legislature, judiciary, political organizations, diplomatic representation, religious groups, the media, finance, trade and industry, tourism, defence and education
    * A select bibliography, containing suggestions for further research.

    Regional Information
    * Includes full details of all major international organizations active in the region; a detailed survey of major commodities in Latin America; a directory of research institutes specializing in the region; select bibliographies of books and periodicals and an index of regional organizations.


    Jacqueline West

    'This is a magnificent compilation of timely information on an area of the world for which reliable data is often in short supply.' - American Reference Book Annual

    ' ... remains an exemplary reference work for students of the area' - International Affairs

    'The range and authority of the facts and statistics provided are again without equal wihtin a single publication' - Reference Reviews

    'An essential research tool, offering a wealth of up-to-date figures and analysis' - Latin American Bureau

    'This excellent reference source is a wealth of essential current and historical information for all the New World South of the US' - Choice

    'An obligatory title for all reference collections' - Riverina Library Review