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20th Edition

South America, Central America and the Caribbean 2012

ISBN 9781857436198
Published December 2, 2011 by Routledge
1148 Pages

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Book Description

Published annually, this 20th edition brings together a unique combination of the latest data on, and detailed analysis of, a vast region. Scrupulously revised and updated, this edition has been collated and compiled by Europa’s experienced editorial team and also includes contributions from specialists on the region.

There is a vast amount of political and socio-economic information reflecting events of the last twelve months:

  • a new essay on food security in Latin America, and another entitled 'Continuity and Change in Latin America in the New Decade'
  • chapters on Curaçao, St Maarten, Bonaire, Saba and St Eustatius, including the new island governments and legislatures in each of the territories, following the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles
  • analysis of elections in Guyana, Guatemala, Argentina, Nicaragua, St Lucia and the British Virgin Islands.

The book is divided into three sections:

Essays written by acknowledged experts on the area provide an impartial General Survey of the region. Subjects covered include: Autonomy in the Caribbean Overseas Territories; Continuity and Change in Latin America; The Politics of Energy in Latin America; Regional and International Trade Partnerships in the CaribbeanDrugs, Violence and Insecurity in Mexico; Food Security in Latin America.

Country Surveys

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 email and internet addresses for the following areas: 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.

Regional Information

Includes a directory of research institutes specializing in the region and bibliographies of books and periodicals covering Latin America and the Caribbean.

Countries covered in this edition

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Aruba; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Bolivia;  Bonaire; Brazil; British Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; El Salvador; Falkland Islands; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Puerto Rico; Saba; Saint-Barthélemy; Saint Christopher and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint-Martin; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Sint Eustatius; Sint Maarten; South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; United States Virgin Islands; Uruguay; Venezuela.

Table of Contents

Part 1:  General Survey.  Latin America's Political Landscape.  Drugs, Violence and Insecurity in Mexico.  Autonomy in the Caribbean Overseas Territories. The Politics of Energy in Latin America. Natural Hazards in the Caribbean. Part 2: Country Surveys.  Anguilla.  Antigua and Barbuda.  Argentina.  Aruba.  The Bahamas.  Barbados.  Belize. Bermuda.  Bolivia.  Bonaire.  Brazil.  The British Virgin Islands.  The Cayman Islands. Chile.  Colombia.  Costa Rica.  Cuba.  Curacao.  Dominica.  The Dominican Republic.  Ecuador.  El Salvador.  The Falkland Islands.  French Guyana.  Haiti.  Honduras.  Jamaica.  Martinique.  Mexico.  Montserrat.  Nicaragua.  Panama.  Paraguay.  Peru.  Puerto Rico.  Saba.  Saint-Barthelemy.  Saint Christopher and Nevis.  Saint Lucia.  Saint-Martin.  Saint Vincent and The Grenadines.  Sint Eustatius.  Sint Maarten.  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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