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South America, Central America and the Caribbean 2005

13th Edition


1,056 pages

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Hardback: 9781857432657
pub: 2004-09-30

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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: Religion in 21st Century Latin America; Indigenous Peoples in Latin America in the 21st Century; The Geopolitics of Relations in North America: A Mexican Perspective; El Niño: A Latin American Phenomenon? ; Combating Money-Laundering and Terrorist Financing in the Caribbean; Debt, Finance and the IMF; The Andean Regional Initiative; Central America and 'El Norte'; an Introduction to Latin American Politics.

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.


'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

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