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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
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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.

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
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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.

A Mining Strategy for Latin America and the Caribbean

A Mining Strategy for Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 9780821338162
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 108
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"Technical papers that assess the current state of mining in parts of Latin America, and propose a framework for growth in the mineral sector. Specific coverage for four country groups: Mexico/Venezuela, Chile, Bolivia/Peru, and Argentina/Ecuador/Panama"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

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
  • View: 7858
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Anti-americanism in Latin America and the Caribbean

Anti-americanism in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: Alan McPherson
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 9780857456953
  • Category: History
  • Page: 316
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Whether rising up from fiery leaders such as Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Cuba's Fidel Castro or from angry masses of Brazilian workers and Mexican peasants, anti U.S. sentiment in Latin America and the Caribbean today is arguably stronger than ever. It is also a threat to U.S. leadership in the hemisphere and the world. Where has this resentment come from? Has it arisen naturally from imperialism and globalization, from economic and social frustrations? Has it served opportunistic politicians? Does Latin America have its own style of anti Americanism? What about national variations? How does cultural anti Americanism affect politics, and vice versa? What roles have religion, literature, or cartoons played in whipping up sentiment against 'el yanqui'? Finally, how has the United States reacted to all this? This book brings leaders in the field of U.S. Latin American relations together with the most promising young scholars to shed historical light on the present implications of hostility to the United States in Latin America and the Caribbean. In essays that carry the reader from Revolutionary Mexico to Peronist Argentina, from Panama in the nineteenth century to the West Indies' mid century independence movement, and from Colombian drug runners to liberation theologists, the authors unearth little known campaigns of resistance and probe deeper into episodes we thought we knew well. They argue that, for well over a century, identifying the United States as the enemy has rung true to Latin Americans and has translated into compelling political strategies. Combining history with political and cultural analysis, this collection breaks the mold of traditional diplomatic history by seeing anti Americanism through the eyes of those who expressed it. It makes clear that anti Americanism, far from being a post 9/11 buzzword, is rather a real force that casts a long shadow over U.S. Latin American relations.

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

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."

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: 0470387734
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 480
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Updated and revised with many new detailed maps and photographs, this sixth 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. Key environmental issues are highlighted in new boxes throughout the chapters. The Systematic surveys have been restructured. New profiles of Latin American countries and major issues are also covered. This approach will help geographers visit the dynamic people and places of Latin America.

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
  • View: 557
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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.

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.

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

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.

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
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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
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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.

Environmental Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean

Environmental Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: Aldemaro Romero,Sarah E. West
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1402037740
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 300
  • View: 8618
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This book is a collection of readings that explore environmental issues in Latin America and the Caribbean using natural science and social science methods. These papers demonstrate the value of interdisciplinary approaches to analyze and solve environmental problems. The essays are organized into five parts: conservation challenges; national policies, local communities, and rural development; market mechanisms for protecting public goods; public participation and environmental justice; and the effects of development policies on the environment.

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
  • Category:
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Americas

Americas

The Changing Face of Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: Peter Winn,Associate Professor of History Peter Winn
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520245013
  • Category: History
  • Page: 689
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PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITIONS: "Rare is the book in English that provides a general overview of Latin America and the Caribbean. Rarer still is the good, topical, and largely dispassionate book that contributes to a better understanding of the rest of the hemisphere. Peter Winn has managed to produce both."—Miami Herald "This magisterial work provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the complex tapestry of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean."—Foreign Affairs "A clear, level-headed snapshot of a region in transition…. Winn is most interesting when he discusses the larger issues and to his credit he does this often."—Washington Post Book World "Balanced and wide-ranging…. After canvassing the legacies of the European conquerors, Winn examines issues of national identity and economic development…. Other discussions survey internal migration, the role of indigenous peoples, the complexity of race relations, and the treatment of women." —Publishers Weekly

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.

Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean

Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: Harry Sanabria
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317350235
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 448
  • View: 2677
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The first single-authored comprehensive introduction to major contemporary research trends, issues, and debates on the anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean. The text provides wide and historically informed coverage of key facets of Latin American and Caribbean societies and their cultural and historical development as well as the roles of power and inequality. Cymeme Howe, Visiting Assistant Professor of Cornell University writes, “The text moves well and builds over time, paying close attention to balancing both the Caribbean and Latin America as geographic regions, Spanish and non-Spanish speaking countries, and historical and contemporary issues in the field. I found the geographic breadth to be especially impressive.” Jeffrey W. Mantz of California State University, Stanislaus, notes that the contents “reflect the insights of an anthropologist who knows Latin America intimately and extensively.”