Published October 15, 2015
Reference - 1124 Pages
ISBN 9781857437850 - CAT# Y185229
Series: South America, Central America and the Caribbean
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Published annually, this 24th 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 2016:
- analysis of all recent elections in the region, including the re-election of Dilma Rousseff in Brazil and the return of Tabaré Vázquez to the presidency in Uruguay, as well as coverage of ballots in Bolivia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, El Salvador, Anguilla, Guyana, Suriname, Mexico and the British Virgin Islands, and the upcoming scheduled elections in Haiti
- completely revised articles on Latin American politics beyond the commodities boom, the geopolitics of energy in the Caribbean, the People’s Republic of China’s growing influence in Latin America, violence and insecurity in Mexico, rethinking drugs policy in Latin America and debates over autonomy in non-self-governing Caribbean territories
- a new essay on transitional justice in Latin America
Essays written by acknowledged experts on the area provide an impartial overview of the region.
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.
A directory of research institutes and bibliographies of books and journals covering Latin America and the Caribbean.
Part 1: General Survey Part 2: Country Surveys Sections on geography, history and economy, as well as statistical surveys, directories and bibliographies for each country. Part 3: Regional Information Regional Organizations. Major Commodities of Latin America. Research Institutes. Select Bibliography (Books). Select Bibliography (Periodicals). Index of Regional Organizations.
‘A valuable treasure.’ – International Social Science Review