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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.

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.

Italian Migration and Urban Music Culture in Latin America

Italian Migration and Urban Music Culture in Latin America

  • Author: Nils Grosch,Rolf Kailuweit
  • Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3830978464
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 240
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19th century migration from Europe was the other side of the picture from nation building and the rise of nationalism. Between 1870 and 1930, the age of mass migration, about twenty million people left Italy, a quarter of them for South America. During this era, Italian music and Italian musicians, already present in South America since the mid-16th century, became important and outstanding actors in musical culture all over the subcontinent. They brought along with them their folkloric and popular music and dance repertoires, customs and genres, transforming and developing them in their new habitats. In the present volume, musicologists and literature scholars from both Europe and America shed light on different forms of interrelations between Italian migration and urban musical culture in Latin America, from the 16th century through the age of mass migration up until the present day, from Tarantella through Tango to Chilean Pop.

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.

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.

The Cambridge History of Latin America

The Cambridge History of Latin America

  • Author: Leslie Bethell
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521495943
  • Category: History
  • Page: 645
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This volume discusses trends in twentieth-century Latin American literature, philosophy, art, music, and popular culture.

Colonial Latin America

Colonial Latin America

A Documentary History

  • Author: Kenneth R. Mills,William B. Taylor,Sandra Lauderdale Graham
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780842029971
  • Category: History
  • Page: 434
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Colonial Latin America: A Documentary History centers on people from different parts of the world who came together to form societies by chance and by design in the years after 1492. This text encourages detailed exploration of the cultural development of colonial Latin America through a wide variety of documents and visual materials, most of which have been translated and presented originally for this collection.

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.

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.

A History of Latin America to 1825

A History of Latin America to 1825

  • Author: Peter Bakewell,Jacqueline Holler
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405183683
  • Category: History
  • Page: 573
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The updated and enhanced third edition of A History of Latin America to 1825 presents a comprehensive narrative survey of Latin American history from the region′s first human presence until the majority of Iberian colonies in America emerged as sovereign states c. 1825. This edition features new content on the history of women, gender, Africans in the Iberian colonies, and pre–Columbian peoples Includes more illustrations to aid learning: over 50 figures and photographs, several accompanied by short essays Concentrates on the colonial period and earlier, expanding coverage of the period and incorporating more social and cultural history with the political narrative

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.

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.

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.

Latin America in the 1940's

Latin America in the 1940's

War and Postwar Transitions

  • Author: David Rock
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520084179
  • Category: History
  • Page: 302
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For review see: M. Baud, in Tijdschrift voor geschiedenis, jrg. 108, nr. 1 (91995); p. 129

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.

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.

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: 7778
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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.

Wars of Latin America, 1899Ð1941

Wars of Latin America, 1899Ð1941

  • Author: René De La Pedraja
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 9780786482573
  • Category: History
  • Page: 508
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The years 1899 through 1941 are remarkable even by Latin America’s uniquely turbulent standards. During this time, border disputes and domestic insurrections forcefully shaped the history of this area, as many countries made the rocky transition from agrarian to industrial societies. This volume provides a concise survey of Latin American wars between 1899 and 1941. It compares and contrasts the wars and considers them in light of military theory. It also demonstrates how instrumental wars have been in directing the history of Latin America, and how the United States has often influenced these wars in a decisive manner. Wars examined include border disputes in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Panama, and Costa Rica, and domestic insurrections in Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, and Nicaragua. Numerous photographs and maps illustrate the text and make it easy to follow every military campaign. The vivid narrative captures the human drama of the wars and brings to life the violent clashes of powerful personalities in unusually hostile terrain. Jungles, mountains, and deserts ravaged armies no less dramatically than combat, and the emotions the wars released make many episodes unforgettable. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

A New History of Modern Latin America

A New History of Modern Latin America

  • Author: Lawrence A. Clayton,Michael L. Conniff,Susan M. Gauss
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520289021
  • Category: History
  • Page: 712
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"This comprehensive text provides a detailed narrative history of each of the nations of Latin America, from Chile and Argentina in the South to Mexico and Cuba in the north. It begins with the Wars of Independence in the early nineteenth century and stretches to the democratic turn in the twenty-first. It interprets major themes, such as the age of caudillos in the nineteenth century, populism in the twentieth century, and globalization in the twenty-first century. These themes, along with others such as ethnic strife, social revolutions, and militarism, transcend borders and show the unity of the Latin America experience, even as the text draws out the diversity that marks the region's geography, peoples, and cultures."--Provided by publisher.

A History of Latin America

A History of Latin America

  • Author: Benjamin Keen,Keith Haynes
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1111841411
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
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This best-selling text for introductory Latin American history courses encompasses political and diplomatic theory, class structure and economic organization, culture and religion, and the environment. The integrating framework is the dependency theory, the most popular interpretation of Latin American history, which stresses the economic relationship of Latin American nations to wealthier nations, particularly the United States. Spanning pre-historic times to the present, A HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA takes both a chronological and a nation-by-nation approach, and includes the most recent historical analysis and the most up-to-date scholarship. The Ninth Edition includes expanded coverage of social and cultural history (including music) throughout and increased attention to women, indigenous cultures, and Afro-Latino people assures well balanced coverage of the region's diverse histories. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.