Published annually, this 21st edition brings together a unique combination of the latest data on, and detailed analysis of, a vast region. Scrupulously updated by Europa’s experienced editors, the volume also includes contributions from regional specialists.
New for 2013:
- new essays on natural hazards in the Caribbean and on climate change in Latin America
- completely revised articles on gangs of Central America, autonomy in the Caribbean, the drugs war in Mexico and political change in Latin America
- analysis of recent elections in the region.
Essays written by acknowledged experts on the area include: Autonomy in the Caribbean Overseas Territories; Continuity and Change in Latin America; Drugs, Violence and Insecurity in Mexico; Food Security in Latin America; Natural Hazards in the Caribbean; Climate Change in Latin America; Gangs of Central America.
Individual chapters on each country, comprising:
- essays on the geography, recent history and economy of each country
- a statistical survey
- a full directory section
- a select bibliography.
A directory of research institutes and bibliographies of books and journals covering Latin America and the Caribbean.
Table of Contents
Part 1: General Survey. Latin America: Continuity and Change. Food Security in Latin America. Drugs, Violence and Insecurity in Mexico. Autonomy in the Caribbean Overseas Territories. Gangs of Central 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.
'Remains an exemplary reference work for students of the area.' - International Affairs