South America, Central America and the Caribbean 2011

19th Edition

Europa Publications

Published September 23, 2010
Reference - 1152 Pages
ISBN 9781857435627 - CAT# Y108080
Series: South America, Central America and the Caribbean

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This latest, nineteenth edition of South America, Central America and the Caribbean is scrupulously revised and updated, bringing you impartial and comprehensive coverage of this vast area.

Key Features:

  • an unrivalled survey on the countries and territories of this immense region
  • includes contributions from acknowledged authorities who examine topics of regional importance.

The book is divided into three sections:

General Survey

Introductory articles by leading authorities cover issues of regional importance. Topics include the political landscape in Latin America, Mexico and lawnessness, Caribbean Overseas Territories in a changing world, the politics of energy in Latin America, gender and development in the region, Latin America in the global financial crisis, gangs in Central America, and trade preferences in the Caribbean.

Country Surveys

Individual chapters on each country, which comprise:

  • an introductory survey, containing essays on the geography, recent history and economy of each country, including a map
  • an extensive statistical survey of economic indicators, including area and population, health and welfare, agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, industry, finance, trade, transport, tourism, media and education
  • a full directory section with names, addresses, contact numbers and e-mail and internet addresses for the following areas: the constitution, government, election commissions, political organizations, diplomatic representation, religious groupings, the judiciary, the media, finance, trade and industry, transport, tourism, defence and education
  • a select bibliography.

Regional Information

Includes a directory of research institutes specializing in the region and bibliographies of books and periodicals covering Latin America and the Caribbean.


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