9781857432657

South America, Central America And The Caribbean 2005

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  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-10-26
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

An incomparable survey on the countries and territories of this immense region * Over 900 pages of in-depth analysis, up-to-date statistics and invaluable directory details * Includes contributions from acknowledged authorities who examine topics of regional importance * Offers an acute perspective on the social, political, and economic background of the area with articles written by acknowledged experts General Survey * Thoroughly revised and updated analytical articles written by acknowledged experts covering issues of regional importance are examined by acknowledged authorities of the area, subjects covered include:Religion in 21st Century Latin America; Indigenous Peoples in Latin America in the 21st Century; The Geopolitics of Relations in North America: A Mexican Perspective; El Nino: A LatinAmerican Phenomenon? ; Combating Money-Laundering and Terrorist Financing in the Caribbean;Debt, Finance and the IMF; The Andean Regional Initiative;Central America and 'El Norte'; an Introduction to Latin American Politics. Country Surveys Individual chapters on each country and territory incorporating: * An introductory survey, containing essays on the history and economy of each country * An extensive economic and demographic survey of the latest available statistics on area and population, health and welfare, agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, industry, finance, trade, transport, tourism, communications media and education * A full directory section with names, addresses, contact numbers and e-mail and internet addresses covering the constitution, government, legislature, judiciary, political organizations, diplomatic representation, religious groups, the media, finance, trade and industry, tourism, defence and education * A select bibliography, containing suggestions for further research Regional Information * Includes full details of all major international organizations active in the region; adetailed survey of major commodities in Latin America; a directory of research institutes specializing in the region; select bibliographies of books and periodicals and an index of regional organizations

Table of Contents

The Contributors viii
Abbreviations xiii
International Telephone Codes xvi
Maps
xvii
PART ONE General Survey
Latin America: An Introduction
3(5)
Prof. Peter Calvert
Debt, Finance and the IMF: Three Decades of Debt Crises in Latin America
8(5)
Dr Ken Shadlen
Combating Money-Laundering and Terrorist-Financing in the Caribbean
13(5)
Canute James
Negotiating a Free Trade Area of the Americas
18(5)
Dr Nicola Phillips
Religion in 21st Century Latin America
23(6)
Prof. Kenneth N. Medhurst
The Andean Regional Initiative
29(5)
Luis Eduardo Fajardo
An Environmental Portrait of Latin America and the Caribbean
34(3)
Prof. Adrian McDonald
Duncan McDonald
Central America and `El Norte'
37(6)
Andrew Bounds
Trade Preferences in the Caribbean
43(6)
Mark Wilson
PART TWO Country Surveys
Anguilla
49(7)
Geography and Map
49(1)
History
49(1)
Mark Wilson
Economy
49(2)
Mark Wilson
Statistical Survey
51(1)
Directory
52(4)
Antigua and Barbuda
56(9)
Geography and Map
56(1)
History
57(1)
Mark Wilson
Economy
58(1)
Mark Wilson
Statistical Survey
59(1)
Directory
60(4)
Bibliography
64(1)
Argentina
65(36)
Geography and Map
65(1)
History
66(6)
Prof. Peter Calvert
Economy
72(5)
Prof. Peter Calvert
Statistical Survey
77(6)
Directory
83(17)
Bibliography
100(1)
Aruba
101(9)
Geography and Map
101(1)
History
101(2)
Economy
103(1)
Statistical Survey
104(1)
Directory
105(4)
Bibliography
109(1)
The Bahamas
110(15)
Geography and Map
110(1)
History
111(2)
Mark Wilson
Economy
113(3)
Mark Wilson
Statistical Survey
116(2)
Directory
118(6)
Bibliography
124(1)
Barbados
125(13)
Geography and Map
125(1)
History
125(2)
Mark Wilson
Prof. A. E. Thorndike
Economy
127(3)
Mark Wilson
Statistical Survey
130(1)
Directory
131(6)
Bibliography
137(1)
Belize
138(13)
Geography and Map
138(1)
History
139(2)
Helen Schooley
Economy
141(3)
Helen Schooley
Statistical Survey
144(1)
Directory
145(5)
Bibliography
150(1)
Bermuda
151(7)
Geography and Map
151(1)
History
151(1)
Economy
152(1)
Statistical Survey
153(1)
Directory
154(4)
Bolivia
158(24)
Geography and Map
158(1)
History
159(4)
Prof. Peter Calvert
Economy
163(4)
Prof. Peter Calvert
Statistical Survey
167(5)
Directory
172(9)
Bibliography
181(1)
Brazil
182(46)
Geography and Map
182(1)
History
183(7)
Prof. David Fleischer
Dr Paul Cammack
Economy
190(8)
Dr Gabriel Palma
Statistical Survey
198(7)
Directory
205(21)
Bibliography
226(2)
The British Virgin Islands
228(6)
Geography and Map
228(1)
History
228(1)
Mark Wilson
Economy
229(1)
Mark Wilson
Statistical Survey
230(1)
Directory
231(3)
The Cayman Islands
234(7)
Geography and Map
234(1)
History
234(1)
Economy
235(1)
Statistical Survey
236(1)
Directory
237(4)
Chile
241(32)
Geography and Map
241(1)
History
242(4)
Philip J. O'Brien
Economy
246(5)
Philip J. O'Brien
Statistical Survey
251(5)
Directory
256(16)
Bibliography
272(1)
Colombia
273(30)
Geography and Map
273(1)
History
274(5)
Sir Keith Morris
Economy
279(4)
Sir Keith Morris
Statistical Survey
283(5)
Directory
288(14)
Bibliography
302(1)
Costa Rica
303(23)
Geography and Map
303(1)
History
304(3)
Andrew Bounds
Dr Jenny Pearce
Economy
307(5)
Andrew Bounds
Statistical Survey
312(4)
Directory
316(9)
Bibliography
325(1)
Cuba
326(31)
Geography and Map
326(1)
History
327(6)
Melanie Jones
Economy
333(5)
Lila Haines
Statistical Survey
338(5)
Directory
343(12)
Bibliography
355(2)
Dominica
357(8)
Geography and Map
357(1)
History
357(2)
Mark Wilson
Economy
359(1)
Mark Wilson
Statistical Survey
360(1)
Directory
361(3)
Bibliography
364(1)
The Dominican Republic
365(23)
Geography and Map
365(1)
History
366(3)
Dr James Ferguson
Economy
369(4)
Dr James Ferguson
Statistical Survey
373(4)
Directory
377(9)
Bibliography
386(2)
Ecuador
388(27)
Geography and Map
388(1)
History
389(4)
Sandy Markwick
Economy
393(6)
Sandy Markwick
Statistical Survey
399(5)
Directory
404(10)
Bibliography
414(1)
El Salvador
415(22)
Geography and Map
415(1)
History
416(4)
Andrew Bounds
Economy
420(3)
Andrew Bounds
Statistical Survey
423(5)
Directory
428(8)
Bibliography
436(1)
The Falkland Islands
437(5)
Geography and Map
437(1)
History
437(1)
Economy
438(1)
Statistical Survey
439(1)
Directory
439(3)
French Guiana
442(9)
Geography and Map
442(1)
History
442(2)
Phillip Wearne
Dr James Ferguson
Economy
444(1)
Phillip Wearne
Dr James Ferguson
Statistical Survey
445(2)
Directory
447(3)
Bibliography
450(1)
Grenada
451(9)
Geography and Map
451(1)
History
451(1)
Mark Wilson
Economy
452(1)
Mark Wilson
Statistical Survey
453(2)
Directory
455(4)
Bibliography
459(1)
Guadeloupe
460(10)
Geography and Map
460(1)
History
461(2)
Phillip Wearne
Dr James Ferguson
Economy
463(1)
Phillip Wearne
Dr James Ferguson
Statistical Survey
464(1)
Directory
465(4)
Bibliography
469(1)
Guatemala
470(24)
Geography and Map
470(1)
History
471(3)
Dr Rachel Sieder
Economy
474(5)
Prof. Jenny Pearce
Statistical Survey
479(4)
Directory
483(9)
Bibliography
492(2)
Guyana
494(21)
Geography and Map
494(1)
History
495(5)
Colin Smith
James McDonough
Economy
500(6)
Colin Smith
James McDonough
Statistical Survey
506(1)
Directory
507(7)
Bibliography
514(1)
Haiti
515(18)
Geography and Map
515(1)
History
516(3)
Greg Chamberlain
Economy
519(2)
Greg Chamberlain
Statistical Survey
521(4)
Directory
525(6)
Bibliography
531(2)
Honduras
533(19)
Geography and Map
533(1)
History
534(3)
Helen Schooley
Economy
537(3)
Phillip Wearne
Helen Schooley
Statistical Survey
540(4)
Directory
544(7)
Bibliography
551(1)
Jamaica
552(21)
Geography and Map
552(1)
History
552(3)
Dr James Ferguson
Economy
555(4)
Dr James Ferguson
Statistical Survey
559(4)
Directory
563(8)
Bibliography
571(2)
Martinique
573(9)
Geography and Map
573(1)
History
574(1)
Phillip Wearne
Dr James Ferguson
Economy
575(1)
Phillip Wearne
Dr James Ferguson
Statistical Survey
576(2)
Directory
578(3)
Bibliography
581(1)
Mexico
582(40)
Geography and Map
582(1)
History
583(7)
Sandy Markwick
Economy
590(6)
Sandy Markwick
Statistical Survey
596(6)
Directory
602(19)
Bibliography
621(1)
Montserrat
622(7)
Geography and Map
622(1)
History
623(1)
Mark Wilson
Economy
624(1)
Mark Wilson
Statistical Survey
625(1)
Directory
626(3)
The Netherlands Antilles
629(16)
Geography and Map
629(1)
History
630(3)
Rene Van Dongen
Economy
633(3)
Rene van Dongen
Statistical Survey
636(1)
Directory
637(7)
Bibliography
644(1)
Nicaragua
645(26)
Geography and Map
645(1)
History
646(6)
Ed Brown
Luciano Baracco
Economy
652(5)
Phillip Wearne
Ed Brown
Alberto Cortes Ramos
Statistical Survey
657(5)
Directory
662(8)
Bibliography
670(1)
Panama
671(23)
Geography and Map
671(1)
History
672(3)
Helen Schooley
Economy
675(5)
Phillip Wearne
Statistical Survey
680(5)
Directory
685(8)
Bibliography
693(1)
Paraguay
694(20)
Geography and Map
694(1)
History
695(3)
Prof. Peter Calvert
Economy
698(4)
Prof. Peter Calvert
Statistical Survey
702(5)
Directory
707(6)
Bibliography
713(1)
Peru
714(31)
Geography and Map
714(1)
History
715(5)
Sandy Markwick
Economy
720(7)
Sandy Markwick
Statistical Survey
727(6)
Directory
733(11)
Bibliography
744(1)
Puerto Rico
745(17)
Geography and Map
745(1)
History
746(2)
James McDonough
Prof. Peter Calvert
Economy
748(4)
James McDonough
Prof. Peter Calvert
Statistical Survey
752(3)
Directory
755(6)
Bibliography
761(1)
Saint Christopher and Nevis
762(8)
Geography and Map
762(1)
History
762(1)
Mark Wilson
Economy
763(1)
Mark Wilson
Statistical Survey
764(2)
Directory
766(4)
Saint Lucia
770(9)
Geography and Map
770(1)
History
770(1)
Mark Wilson
Economy
771(1)
Mark Wilson
Statistical Survey
772(1)
Directory
773(6)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
779(9)
Geography and Map
779(1)
History
780(1)
Mark Wilson
Economy
781(1)
Mark Wilson
Statistical Survey
782(1)
Directory
783(5)
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
788(1)
Suriname
789(17)
Geography and Map
789(1)
History
790(4)
James McDonough
Economy
794(4)
James McDonough
Statistical Survey
798(1)
Directory
799(6)
Bibliography
805(1)
Trinidad and Tobago
806(23)
Geography and Map
806(1)
History
807(4)
Mark Wilson
Rod Prince
Economy
811(5)
Mark Wilson
Statistical Survey
816(4)
Directory
820(8)
Bibliography
828(1)
The Turks and Caicos Islands
829(6)
Geography and Map
829(1)
History
830(1)
Economy
830(1)
Statistical Survey
831(1)
Directory
832(3)
The United States Virgin Islands
835(6)
Geography and Map
835(1)
History
836(1)
Economy
836(1)
Statistical Survey
837(1)
Directory
837(4)
Uruguay
841(22)
Geography and Map
841(1)
History
842(3)
Helen Schooley
Economy
845(4)
Helen Schooley
Dr M. H. J. Finch
Statistical Survey
849(5)
Directory
854(8)
Bibliography
862(1)
Venezuela
863(36)
Geography and Map
863(1)
History
864(6)
Dr Julia Buxton
Economy
870(7)
Dr Julia Buxton
Statistical Survey
877(5)
Directory
882(14)
Bibliography
896(3)
PART THREE Regional Information
Regional Organizations
899(78)
The United Nations in South America, Central America and the Caribbean
899(39)
Permanent Missions to the UN
899(1)
United Nations Information Centres/Services
900(1)
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean---ECLAC
901(1)
United Nations Development Programme---UNDP
902(4)
United Nations Environment Programme---UNEP
906(4)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees---UNHCR
910(2)
United Nations Peace-keeping
912(1)
World Food Programme---WFP
913(1)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations---FAO
914(3)
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development---IBRD (World Bank)
917(4)
International Development Association---IDA
921(1)
International Finance Corporation---IFC
921(1)
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency---MIGA
922(1)
International Fund for Agricultural Development---IFAD
923(1)
International Monetary Fund---IMF
924(4)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization---UNESCO
928(3)
World Health Organization---WHO
931(5)
Other UN Organizations active in the Region
936(2)
Andean Community of Nations
938(3)
Caribbean Community and Common Market---CARICOM
941(4)
Central American Integration System
945(3)
The Commonwealth
948(7)
European Union---Regional Relations
955(3)
Inter-American Development Bank---IDB
958(2)
Latin American Integration Association---LAIA
960(1)
North American Free Trade Agreement---NAFTA
961(2)
Organization of American States---OAS
963(4)
Southern Common Market---Mercosur/Mercosul
967(3)
Other Regional Organizations
970(7)
Major Commodities of Latin America 977(35)
Research Institutes 1012(10)
Select Bibliography (Books) 1022(6)
Select Bibliography (Periodicals) 1028(7)
Index of Regional Organizations 1035

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