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Global Studiesis a unique series designed to provide comprehensive background information and selected world press articles on the regions and countries of the world. EachGlobal Studiesvolume includes an annotated listing of World Wide Web sites and is now supported by an onlineInstructor's Resource Guide. Visit our website for more information: www.mhhe.com/globalstudies
Table of Contents
|Selected World Wide Web Sites|
|U.S. Statistics and Map|
|Canada Statistics and Map|
|Latin America: Myth and Reality|
|Mexico: On the Verge of Change?|
|Central America: Lands in Turmoil|
|South America: An Imperfect Prism|
|The Caribbean: Sea of Diversity|
|Antigua and Barbuda|
|St. Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Trinidad and Tobago|
|Articles from the World Press|
|The Paradoxes of Latin America|
|Violence against Women|
|Female Leaders on Rise in Central, South America|
|The Return of Continuismo?|
|Hemispheric Echoes: The Reverberations of Latin American Populism|
|The Economic Crisis: A Major Challenge for Latin America and the Caribbean|
|Dollarization Declines in Latin America|
|Service Break: Latin America’s Unproductive Economies, The Economist, March 27, 2010. Slow or even negative growth in productivity in Latin America has increased the disparity in income distribution over the past 50 years.|
|The Real War in Mexico: How Democracy Can Defeat the Drug Cartels|
|Thriller for Chinchilla: Costa Rica’s New President, The Economist, February 13, 2010. Although Costa Rica is known for its excellent health care, education, public safety, and equality, "its traditional social democracy has recently come under strain." It will be the task of newly elected President Laura Chinchilla to meet these difficult challenges.|
|Enigmatic and Enchanting Guatemala|
|Argentina’s Troubled Transition|
|People’s Justice: Bolivia’s President and His Opponents, The Economist, April 3, 2010. President Evo Morales claims to have a mandate to implement a new constitution, which will be fairer to the country’s indigenous majority. One controversial change is that Bolivia will become "the first country in Latin America in which judges are to be ratified by popular election."|
|Lula’s Last Year|
|Running to Rebuild a Shaken Country: Chile’s New Government, The Economist, March 20, 2010. Chile is an earthquake-prone country. Newly elected President Sebastian Pinera faces the difficult task of rebuilding parts of Chile devastated by the great earthquake of 2010 that caused damages of about $30 billion and left 150,000 people homeless.|
|Go Before You Die: A Road Trip through the "New" Colombia|
|Wolf Sheds Fleece: Venezuela’s Drift to Authoritarianism, The Economist, January 30, 2010. President Hugo Chavez, through referenda, won constitutional changes that abolished term limits for the president and other senior elected officials. Discontent over "crime, inflation, and power and water shortages" have resulted in large antigovernment protests.|
|Planting Hope on Hispaniola|
|Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations|
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