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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.

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.

The Cinema of Latin America

The Cinema of Latin America

  • Author: Alberto Elena,Marina Díaz López
  • Publisher: Wallflower Press
  • ISBN: 9781903364833
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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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.

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.

Early Latin America

Early Latin America

A History of Colonial Spanish America and Brazil

  • Author: James Lockhart,Stuart B. Schwartz
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521299299
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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This book provides a general history of Latin America in the period between the European conquest and the gaining of independence by the Spanish American countries and Brazil (approximately 1492-1825). It is both an introduction for the student at the college level and a provisionally updated synthesis of the quickly changing field for the more experienced reader. The authors' aim is not only to treat colonial Brazil and colonial Spanish America in a single volume, something rarely done, but also to view early Latin America as one unit with a centre and peripheries, all parts of which were characterized by variants of the same kinds of change, regardless of national and imperial borders. The authors integrate both the older and the newer historical literature, seeing legal, institutional, and political phenomena within a social, economic, and cultural context. They incorporate insights from other disciplines and newer techniques of historical research, but eschew jargon or technical concepts. The approach of the book, with its emphasis on broad social and economic trends across large areas and long time periods, does much to throw light on Latin America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well.

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.

Britain and Latin America

Britain and Latin America

A Changing Relationship

  • Author: Victor Bulmer-Thomas,Royal Institute of International Affairs
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521372053
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 240
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This book studies the reasons for the dramatic decline of British relations with Latin America.

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.

Comparative Public Policy in Latin America

Comparative Public Policy in Latin America

  • Author: Jordi Díez,Susan Franceschet
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442610905
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 315
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This pioneering collection offers a comprehensive investigation into how to study public policy in Latin America. While this region exhibits many similarities with the North American and European countries that have traditionally served as sources for generating public policy knowledge, Latin American countries are also different in many fundamental ways. As such, existing policy concepts and frameworks may not always be the most effective tools of analysis for this unique region. To fill this gap, Comparative Public Policy in Latin America offers guidelines for refining current theories to suit Latin America's contemporary institutional and socio-economic realities. The contributors accomplish this task by identifying the features of the region that shape public policy, including informal norms and practices, social inequality, and weak institutions. This book promises to become the definitive work on contemporary public policy in Latin America, essential for those who study the area as well as comparative public policy more broadly.

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