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Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean

A Systematic and Regional Survey

  • Author: Brian W. Blouet,Olwyn M. Blouet
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118729846
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 408
  • View: 8370
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Updated and revised with many new detailed maps and photographs, this seventh edition enables geographers to explore the changes and major issues facing this dynamic region today. The historical material has been streamlined in order to focus on contemporary issues. A new chapter was written to focus on Brazil and the Amazonia region. Key environmental issues are highlighted in new boxes throughout the chapters.

Resilience of Regionalism in Latin America and the Caribbean

Resilience of Regionalism in Latin America and the Caribbean

Development and Autonomy

  • Author: Andrés Rivarola Puntigliano,J. Briceño-Ruiz
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137328371
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 273
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As regionalisation becomes an increasingly hot topic, the authors explain why regionalism has been most successful in Latin America and analyse current processes and opinions of possible future developments in the region, including the Caribbean, Central America, Brazil, and Mexico.

International Security and Democracy

International Security and Democracy

Latin America and the Caribbean in the Post-Cold War Era

  • Author: Jorge I. Dominguez
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
  • ISBN: 0822975009
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 360
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Domínguez has drawn together fifteen leading scholars on international relations and comparative politics from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States, thus bringing to bear varying national perspectives from several corners of the hemisphere to analyze the intersection between regional security issues and the democracy building process in Latin America.

Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean

Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: Joseph Arbena,David Gerald LaFrance
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780842028219
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 241
  • View: 2497
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Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean is the most comprehensive overview to date of the development of modern sports in Latin America. This new book illustrates how and why sport has become a central part of the political, economic, and social life of the region and the repercussions of its role. This highly readable volume is composed of articles on a wide variety of sports-basketball, baseball, volleyball, cricket, soccer, and equestrian events-in countries and regions throughout Latin America. Broad in scope, this volume explores the definition of modern sport; whether sport is enslaving, liberating, or neutral; if sport reflects or challenges dominant culture; the attributes and drawbacks of professional versus amateur sport; and the difference between sport in capitalist and socialist nations.

Natural Resources in Latin America and the Caribbean

Natural Resources in Latin America and the Caribbean

Beyond Booms and Busts?

  • Author: Emily Sinnott,John Nash,Augusto de la Torre
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 9780821384824
  • Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Page: 82
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"The question of how to treat commodity production and how to manage recurrent cycles of booms and busts has always been a challenge for policymakers in commodity-dependent countries, including many in the LAC region. These challenges have led to allegations of a "commodity curse'' that retards development in these countries, but as of yet, there is no consensus as to whether such a curse exists, and if so, how can negative effects be minimized. This book contributes to this debate. Much of the report is focused on an examination of specific channels through which commodity dependence may affect the economic and institutional development of countries. This includes broadly 4 sets of concerns: one set dealing with the direct economic effects of commodity dependence and the implications for long-term growth; one dealing with the interactions between commodity production and the rents it generates on the one hand, and a country's institutions on the other; a third dealing with the macroeconomic challenges of managing the volatility of revenue flows, including the distributional implications at the household level posed by cyclicality of social spending; and a final set associated with potential negative environmental and social impacts. The book finds that some commonly accepted negative effects of dependence on natural resources are largely myths, while some are realities. But all can be managed, and the book draws on the best available information in existing literature as well as original analysis to provide practical advice on how to do so. It also presents descriptive facts and analysis of the impacts in LAC of the recent commodity boom, helping the reader understand the implications for the region's development and policies. It should be of great interest to policy-makers and analysts, as well as laypersons interested in the economics of commodity markets and their role in economic development."

Women's Roles in Latin America and the Caribbean

Women's Roles in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: Kathryn A. Sloan
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313381097
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 226
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This book surveys Latin American and Caribbean women's contributions throughout history from conquest through the 20th century. • Includes a timeline of women's history in Latin America and the Spanish Caribbean • Provides a bibliography of suggested readings to promote further research • Presents a lengthy general introduction on women's roles in Latin America and the Caribbean

Challenges to Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean

Challenges to Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean

Evidence from the AmericasBarometer 2006-2007

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: LAPOP
  • ISBN: 9780979217876
  • Category: Caribbean Area
  • Page: 299
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Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean, 2002-2003

Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean, 2002-2003

  • Author: United Nations. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Publisher: United Nations Publications
  • ISBN: 9789211214253
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 376
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The present edition of the Survey consists of three parts. The first part covers the main aspects of the regional economy from a sectorial and thematic perspective. The second part contains information of the analysis of the economic performance of the 19 countries of Latin America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and Haiti. The third part is dedicated to the remaining countries of the Caribbean, mainly English-speaking countries. Finally, the Survey offers two statistical appendixes, one of them contained in a CD-ROM distributed with the printed version.

A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean

A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: Alan McPherson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118954009
  • Category: History
  • Page: 232
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A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean presents a concise account of the full sweep of U.S. military invasions and interventions in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean from 1800 up to the present day. Engages in debates about the economic, military, political, and cultural motives that shaped U.S. interventions in Cuba, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Guatemala, Mexico, and elsewhere Deals with incidents that range from the taking of Florida to the Mexican War, the War of 1898, the Veracruz incident of 1914, the Bay of Pigs, and the 1989 invasion of Panama Features also the responses of Latin American countries to U.S. involvement Features unique coverage of 19th century interventions as well as 20th century incidents, and includes a series of helpful maps and illustrations

Music in Latin America and the Caribbean: An Encyclopedic History

Music in Latin America and the Caribbean: An Encyclopedic History

Volume 1: Performing Beliefs: Indigenous Peoples of South America, Central America, and Mexico

  • Author: Malena Kuss
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 9780292788404
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 448
  • View: 6071
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The music of the peoples of South and Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean has never received a comprehensive treatment in English until this multi-volume work. Taking a sociocultural and human-centered approach, Music in Latin America and the Caribbean gathers the best scholarship from writers all over the world to cover in depth the musical legacies of indigenous peoples, creoles, African descendants, Iberian colonizers, and other immigrant groups that met and mixed in the New World. Within a history marked by cultural encounters and dislocations, music emerges as the powerful tool that negotiates identities, enacts resistance, performs belief, and challenges received aesthetics. This work, more than two decades in the making, was conceived as part of "The Universe of Music: A History" project, initiated by and developed in cooperation with the International Music Council, with the goals of empowering Latin Americans and Caribbeans to shape their own musical history and emphasizing the role that music plays in human life. The four volumes that constitute this work are structured as parts of a single conception and gather 150 contributions by more than 100 distinguished scholars representing 36 countries. Volume 1, Performing Beliefs: Indigenous Peoples of South America, Central America, and Mexico, focuses on the inextricable relationships between worldviews and musical experience in the current practices of indigenous groups. Worldviews are built into, among other things, how music is organized and performed, how musical instruments are constructed and when they are played, choreographic formations, the structure of songs, the assignment of gender to instruments, and ritual patterns. Two CDs with 44 recorded examples illustrate the contributions to this rich volume.

Women's Activism in Latin America and the Caribbean

Women's Activism in Latin America and the Caribbean

Engendering Social Justice, Democratizing Citizenship

  • Author: Elizabeth Maier,Nathalie Lebon
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 0813547288
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 375
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Women's Activism in Latin America and the Caribbean brings together a group of interdisciplinary scholars who analyze and document the diversity, vibrancy, and effectiveness of women's experiences and organizing in Latin America and the Caribbean during the past four decades. Most of the expressions of collective agency are analyzed in this book within the context of the neoliberal model of globalization that has seriously affected most Latin American and Caribbean women's lives in multiple ways. Contributors explore the emergence of the area's feminist movement, dictatorships of the 1970s, the Central American uprisings, the urban, grassroots organizing for better living conditions, and finally, the turn toward public policy and formal political involvement and the alternative globalization movement. Geared toward bridging cultural realities, this volume represents women's transformations, challenges, and hopes, while considering the analytical tools needed to dissect the realities, understand the alternatives, and promote gender democracy.

Blackness in Latin America and the Caribbean: Central America and Northern and Western South America

Blackness in Latin America and the Caribbean: Central America and Northern and Western South America

  • Author: Norman E. Whitten,Arlene Torres
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253211934
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 536
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Shows regional Black history

The Coinages of Latin America and the Caribbean

The Coinages of Latin America and the Caribbean

An Anthology

  • Author: E. A. Furber
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 486
  • View: 2684
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Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean

A Continental Overview of Environmental Issues

  • Author: Kevin Hillstrom,Laurie Collier Hillstrom
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1576076903
  • Category: History
  • Page: 266
  • View: 6964
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Presents an overview of Latin America's and the Caribbean's present status and future outlook for economic, human, and environmental health.

Airport Economics in Latin America and the Caribbean

Airport Economics in Latin America and the Caribbean

Benchmarking, Regulation, and Pricing

  • Author: Tomás Serebrisky
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 0821389777
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 232
  • View: 6625
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Traditionally, air transport infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) was exclusively under government ownership and management. Starting in the late 1990s, several Latin American countries implemented innovative public-private partnerships (PPP) that transferred the financing and management of air transport sector infrastructure to the private sector. This book presents the findings of a first-ever, comprehensive study of how LAC region airports have evolved during this notable period of transition in airport ownership. It is an unbiased, positive analysis of what happened, rather than a normative analysis of what should be done to reform the airport sector or to attract private participation. It takes the first step in response to the need for more conclusive information about the influence of airport ownership on economic performance. The book is centered around the study of three dimensions of performance: productive efficiency, institutional set up for the governance of the sector, and financing of airport PPPs. Using rigorous analytical tools, this book answer a series of key questions to evaluate the introduction of private sector participation in the Latin American airport sector: Are LAC airports technically efficient? How has efficiency evolved in the last decade? Are privately-run airports more efficient than state-operated airports? How do independent regulators compare with government agencies in accountability, transparency, and autonomy? How has the level and structure of aeronautical tariffs changed in recent years? The main audience of this book are air transport practitioners, transport regulators, decisionmakers in transport ministries, and PPP units and academics.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures

  • Author: Daniel Balderston,Mike Gonzalez,Ana M. Lopez
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134788525
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 1800
  • View: 305
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This vast three-volume Encyclopedia offers more than 4000 entries on all aspects of the dynamic and exciting contemporary cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. Its coverage is unparalleled with more than 40 regions discussed and a time-span of 1920 to the present day. "Culture" is broadly defined to include food, sport, religion, television, transport, alongside architecture, dance, film, literature, music and sculpture. The international team of contributors include many who are based in Latin America and the Caribbean making this the most essential, authoritative and authentic Encyclopedia for anyone studying Latin American and Caribbean studies. Key features include: * over 4000 entries ranging from extensive overview entries which provide context for general issues to shorter, factual or biographical pieces * articles followed by bibliographic references which offer a starting point for further research * extensive cross-referencing and thematic and regional contents lists direct users to relevant articles and help map a route through the entries * a comprehensive index provides further guidance.

Teen Life in Latin America and the Caribbean

Teen Life in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: Cynthia Tompkins,Kristen Sternberg
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313319327
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 325
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Teens in Latin America and the Caribbean generally face a difficult path to adulthood. Latin America and the Caribbean are important regions to the United States, since large numbers of Americans can trace their roots there. This book allows U.S. teens to understand the unique challenges and opportunities of teens in 15 Latin American or Caribbean countries. Photos complement the text.

Latin America and the Caribbean in the World Economy

Latin America and the Caribbean in the World Economy

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: United Nations Publications
  • ISBN: 9789211214437
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 208
  • View: 9669
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This annual report examines key trends in the international economy and the impact on the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean. This 2002-03 edition covers developments in trade and regional integration; Latin American trade policy, particularly export promotion policy; and two important aspects of the international trading system, relating to development issues in multilateral negotiations, and the implication of China's accession to the World Trade Organization for the region.

Latin American and Caribbean Artists of the Modern Era

Latin American and Caribbean Artists of the Modern Era

A Biographical Dictionary of Over 12,700 Persons

  • Author: Steve Shipp
  • Publisher: McFarland Publishing
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 864
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Profiles painters, sculptors, and other artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Music in Latin America and the Caribbean: An Encyclopedic History REANNOUNCE/F05: Volume 2: Performing the Caribbean Experience

Music in Latin America and the Caribbean: An Encyclopedic History REANNOUNCE/F05: Volume 2: Performing the Caribbean Experience

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 9780292784987
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