South America, Central America and the Caribbean 2013

21st Edition

Europa Publications

Published October 10, 2012
Reference - 1134 Pages
ISBN 9781857436556 - CAT# Y135821
Series: South America, Central America and the Caribbean

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Published annually, this 21st edition brings together a unique combination of the latest data on, and detailed analysis of, a vast region. Scrupulously updated by Europa’s experienced editors, the volume also includes contributions from regional specialists.

New for 2013:

  • new essays on natural hazards in the Caribbean and on climate change in Latin America
  • completely revised articles on gangs of Central America, autonomy in the Caribbean, the drugs war in Mexico and political change in Latin America
  • analysis of recent elections in the region.

General Survey

Essays written by acknowledged experts on the area include: Autonomy in the Caribbean Overseas Territories; Continuity and Change in Latin America; Drugs, Violence and Insecurity in Mexico; Food Security in Latin America; Natural Hazards in the Caribbean; Climate Change in Latin America; Gangs of Central America.

Country Surveys

Individual chapters on each country, comprising:

  • essays on the geography, recent history and economy of each country
  • a statistical survey
  • a full directory section
  • a select bibliography.

Regional Information

A directory of research institutes and bibliographies of books and journals covering Latin America and the Caribbean.


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