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Horoscopes of Latin America

Horoscopes of Latin America

  • Author: Marc Penfield
  • Publisher: American Federation of Astr
  • ISBN: 0866905804
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 168
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Horoscopes of Latin America is Marc Penfield's fifth book on countries of the world, each arranged by continent. This encyclopedic tome is divided into four sections: Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America. It's the definitive work on 40 countries and colonies that make up this part of the world. Most countries, except the Caribbean, declared their independence from Spain or Portugal over a brief period of time. Some became monarchies (Mexico and Brasil) while others joined forces with other countries for a while. The nations of Central America (except Panama) bear close scrutiny as they gained their freedom at the same moment in time; their birth dates are identical, but when the charts are relocated there are some major differences, especially for Costa Rica. Marc Penfield outlines the basic character of the Latin American people by delineating the chart for Isabela, the oldest European settlement in the western hemisphere. Charts for over 130 cities have been included, most of them for their founding date, a few for their charter date. Progressed aspects to the angles for each city and country are shown, which makes this book a valuable teaching tool for students learning the mundane, or geopolitical, branch of astrology.

The Cambridge History of Latin America

The Cambridge History of Latin America

  • Author: Leslie Bethell
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521395250
  • Category: History
  • Page: 992
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This volume consists of bibliographical essays from the complete The Cambridge History of Latin America, Volumes 1-10. As such, it is the definitive bibliographical source for scholars of Latin America since the fifteenth century.

Latin America

Latin America

Regions and People

  • Author: Robert B. Kent
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 1572309091
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 422
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This text introduces key geographical concepts while providing a highly informative primer on Latin America. Coverage includes cultural history, geography, agriculture, urbanization, social and economic processes, and diaspora.

The Cinema of Latin America

The Cinema of Latin America

  • Author: Alberto Elena,Marina Díaz López
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231501943
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 288
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The Cinema of Latin America is the first volume in the new 24 Frames series of studies of national and regional cinema. In taking an explicitly text-centered approach, the books in this series offer a unique way of considering the particular concerns, styles and modes of representation of numerous national cinemas around the world. This volume focuses on the vibrant practices that make up Latin American cinema, a historically important regional cinema and one that is increasingly returning to popular and academic appreciation. Through 24 individual concise and insightful essays that each consider one significant film or documentary, the editors of this volume have compiled a unique introduction to the cinematic output of countries as diverse as Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, Bolivia, Chile and Venezuala. The work of directors such as Luis Buñuel, Thomas Guiterrez Alea, Walter Salles, and Alfonso Arau is discussed and the collection includes in-depth studies of seminal works as such Los Olvidados, The Hour of the Furnaces, Like Water For Chocolate, Foreign Land, and Amoros Perros.

The Japanese in Latin America

The Japanese in Latin America

  • Author: Daniel M. Masterson,Sayaka Funada-Classen
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252071447
  • Category: History
  • Page: 335
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The largest concentration of people of Japanese ancestry living outside the home islands of Japan is in Latin America. This work both exposes and examines the Latin American Japanese experience since its beginnings of immigration in the 1880s.

Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000

Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000

  • Author: George Reid Andrews
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195152328
  • Category: History
  • Page: 284
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Covering the last two hundred years, this book examines how African-descended people made their way out of slavery and into freedom, and how, once free, they helped build social and political democracy in Latin America.

Ideologues and Ideologies in Latin America

Ideologues and Ideologies in Latin America

  • Author: Will Fowler
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313300639
  • Category: History
  • Page: 211
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This work offers scholars and students a challenging collection of interpretations of and explanations for the ways in which ideologues and ideologies have played a key role in the political development of the Latin American continent.

Economic Development of Latin America

Economic Development of Latin America

Historical Background and Contemporary Problems

  • Author: Celso Furtado
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521290708
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 317
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This is an introductory survey of the history and recent development of Latin American economy and society from colonial times to the establishment of the military regime in Chile. In the second edition the historical perspective has been enlarged and important events since the Cuban Revolution, such as the agrarian reforms of Peru and Chile, the difficulties of the Central America Common Market and LAFTA, the acceleration of industrialisation in Brazil and the consolidation of the Cuban economy, are discussed. The statistical information has been extended to the early 1970s and the demographic data to 1975.

Populism in Latin America

Populism in Latin America

Second Edition

  • Author: Michael L. Conniff
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press
  • ISBN: 0817357092
  • Category: History
  • Page: 230
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This updated edition of Populism in Latin America discusses new developments in populism as a political phenomenon and the emergence of new populist political figures in Mexico, Argentina, and Venezuela in particular.

Telecommunications in Latin America

Telecommunications in Latin America

  • Author: Eli M. Noam
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195102000
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 265
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This book provides a comprehensive view of what individual Latin American countries are doing to build a telecommunications capability. Covering such countries as Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela, the contributors address the complicated economic and policy issues of each nation's telecommunications. The editor and his staff have skillfully integrated the chapters into a coherent volume, keeping the information accessible to non-specialists. Underlying the book is the theme that telecommunications is an essential infrastructure necessary for successful economic development. This work will appeal to students and professors of telecommunications, international telecommunications companies, and country governments in Latin America.

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.

Higher Education and the State in Latin America

Higher Education and the State in Latin America

Private Challenges to Public Dominance

  • Author: Daniel C. Levy
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226476087
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 434
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Latin America higher education has undergone an astonishing transformation in recent years, highlighted by the private sector's growth from 3 to 34 percent of the region's total enrollment. In this provocative work Daniel Levy examines the sources, characteristics, and consequences of the development and considers the privatization of higher education within the broader context of state-society relationships. Levy shows how specific national circumstances cause variations and identifies three basic private-public patterns: one in which the private and public sectors are relatively similar and those in which one sector or the other is dominant. These patterns are analyzed in depth in case studies of Chile, Mexico, and Brazil. For each sector, Levy investigates origins and growth, and then who pays, who rules, and whose interests are served. In addition to providing a wealth of information, Levy offers incisive analyses of the nature of public and private institutions. Finally, he explores the implications of his findings for concepts such as autonomy, corporatism, and privatization. His multifaceted study is a major contribution to the literature on Latin American studies, comparative politics, and higher education.

The Oil Business in Latin America

The Oil Business in Latin America

The Early Years

  • Author: John D. Wirth
  • Publisher: Beard Books
  • ISBN: 9781587981036
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 324
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Essays in this book present five case studies that offer insight into the Latin American approach to petroleum resources and industries, focusing on Standard Oil of New Jersey and the four nationalized oil companies in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela. Essays on each company examine company

An Environmental History of Latin America

An Environmental History of Latin America

  • Author: Shawn William Miller
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521848539
  • Category: History
  • Page: 257
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This book narrates the mutually mortal historical contest between humans and nature in Latin America. Covering a period that begins with Amerindian civilizations and concludes in the region's present urban agglomerations, the work offers an original synthesis of the current scholarship on Latin America's environmental history and argues that tropical nature played a central role in shaping the region's historical development. Seeing Latin America's environmental past from the perspective of many centuries illustrates that human civilizations, ancient and modern, have been simultaneously more powerful and more vulnerable than previously thought.

The Epic of Latin America

The Epic of Latin America

  • Author: John A. Crow
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520077232
  • Category: History
  • Page: 961
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Examines the history of Latin America, from the time of the Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs to the present day

Art in Latin America

Art in Latin America

The Modern Era, 1820-1980

  • Author: Dawn Ades,Guy Brett
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300045611
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 361
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This authoritative and beautiful book presents the first continuous narrative history of Latin American art from the years of the Independence movements in the 1820s up to the present day. Exploring both the indigenous roots and the colonial and post-colonial experiences of the various countries, the book investigates fascinating though little-known aspects of nineteenth and twentieth-century art and also provides a context for the contemporary art of the continent.

Female and Male in Latin America

Female and Male in Latin America

  • Author: Ann M. Pescatello
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
  • ISBN: 0822974215
  • Category: History
  • Page: 362
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A pioneering study of Latin American women that views contemporary perceptions and realities of women’s lives, women’s roles in modernization versus tradition, the conflicts of class struggles among women, and the future of women's participation in Cuban society.

Doing Business in the New Latin America

Doing Business in the New Latin America

A Guide to Cultures, Practices, and Opportunities

  • Author: Thomas H. Becker
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275981327
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 266
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A practical and comprehensive guide to the business cultures, practices, and emerging opportunities in the dynamic growth region of South and Central America, for small- and large-business executives alike.

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.

Christianity in Latin America

Christianity in Latin America

Revised and Expanded Edition

  • Author: Hans-Jürgen Prien
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004222626
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 704
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Christianity in Latin America provides a complete overview of over 500 years of the history of Christianity in the ‘New World’. The inclusion of German research in this book is an important asset to the Anglo-American research area, in disclosing information that was hitherto not available in English. This work will present the reader with a very good survey into the history of Christianity on the South American continent, based on a tremendous breadth of literature.