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South America, Central America and the Caribbean 2014

22nd Edition

Edited by Europa Publications


1,126 pages

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pub: 2013-12-09
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Published annually, this 22nd 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 2014:

  • new essays reassessing the war on drugs in Latin America and examining environmental issues in the region following the Rio+20 conference
  • analysis of all recent elections in the region, including the return to office of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional in Mexico and the struggle for power in Venezuela following the death of Hugo Chávez
  • completely revised articles on Caribbean autonomy, political change in Latin America, violence and insecurity in Mexico, and natural hazards in the Caribbean

General Survey

Essays written by acknowledged experts on the area provide an impartial overview of the region.

Country Surveys

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.

Regional Information

A directory of research institutes and bibliographies of books and journals covering Latin America and the Caribbean.


"A valuable treasure."

– International Social Science Review

Table of Contents

Part 1: General Survey. Stability and Change in Latin America. Reassessing the 'War on Drugs'. The Environment in Latin America and the Caribbean in the Aftermath of the Rio+20 Summit. Gangs of Central America. The Caribbean Overseas Territories and the Limits of Autonomy. Violence and Insecurity in Mexico. 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. Research Institutes. Select Bibliography (Books). Select Bibliography (Periodicals). Index of Regional Organizations.

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