This latest, nineteenth edition of South America, Central America and the Caribbean is scrupulously revised and updated, bringing you impartial and comprehensive coverage of this vast area.
- an unrivalled survey on the countries and territories of this immense region
- includes contributions from acknowledged authorities who examine topics of regional importance.
The book is divided into three sections:
Introductory articles by leading authorities cover issues of regional importance. Topics include the political landscape in Latin America, Mexico and lawnessness, Caribbean Overseas Territories in a changing world, the politics of energy in Latin America, gender and development in the region, Latin America in the global financial crisis, gangs in Central America, and trade preferences in the Caribbean.
Individual chapters on each country, which comprise:
- an introductory survey, containing essays on the geography, recent history and economy of each country, including a map
- an extensive statistical survey of economic indicators, including area and population, health and welfare, agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, industry, finance, trade, transport, tourism, media and education
- a full directory section with names, addresses, contact numbers and e-mail and internet addresses for the following areas: the constitution, government, election commissions, political organizations, diplomatic representation, religious groupings, the judiciary, the media, finance, trade and industry, transport, tourism, defence and education
- a select bibliography.
Includes a directory of research institutes specializing in the region and bibliographies of books and periodicals covering Latin America and the Caribbean.
Table of Contents
Part 1: General Survey. Latin America's New Electoral and Economic Cycles: The End of the Pink Tide? Mexico and the War on Drugs. Autonomy in the Caribbean Overseas Territories: This Far and No Further! Resilience and Transformation: Latin America in the Global Economic Crisis. The Politics of Energy in Latin America. Gender and Development in 21st Century Latin America. Trade Preferences in the Caribbean. Part 2: Country Surveys. Anguilla. Antigua and Barbuda. Argentina. Aruba. The Bahamas. Barbados. Belize. Bermuda. Bolivia. Brazil. The British Virgin Islands. The Cayman Islands. Chile. Colombia. Costa Rica. Cuba. Dominica. The Dominican Republic. Ecuador. El Salvador. The Falkland Islands. French Guyana. Haiti. Honduras. Jamaica. Martinique. Mexico. Montserrat. The Netherlands Antilles. Nicaragua. Panama. Paraguay. Peru. Puerto Rico. Saint-Barthelemy. Saint Christopher and Nevis. Saint Lucia. Saint-Martin. Saint Vincent and The Grenadines. South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands. Suriname. Trinidad and Tobago. The Turks and Caicos Islands. The United States Virgin Islands. Uruguay. Venezuela. Part 3: Regional Information. Regional Organizations. Major Commodities of Latin America.
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