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America's second-largest trading partner and would eclipse the United States in
15 years. China has also become a major source of loans to Latin America, an
estimated $100 billion, mostly for infrastructure development. Half that amount
has ...

Author: Blair Turner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475835151

Category: Reference

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A comprehensive, timely, and entertaining account of the political, cultural, and economic dynamics of more than thirty discrete countries of the Western Hemisphere, this book is updated each year, providing students with the most recent information possible. The information is presented in an objective, balanced, non-ideological context, allowing the readers to formulate their own opinions. In addition to examining individual countries, the book views Latin America as a mosaic region as a whole and emphasizes its growing influence on the world stage. Besides providing accurate and timely information on the historical and political forces that have shaped each nation, it also examines the leading cultural figures and forces, from eighteenth-century writers to twentieth-century composers and singing stars to twenty-first-century filmmakers and actors. Finally, it describes the social and economic challenges that continue to afflict this exciting and emerging region.
2017-08-25 By Blair Turner

Table I.A1.2 Latin America and the Caribbean: variation in the value of exports to
selected partners, 2017 and projection for 2018 (Percentages) United States
European Union China Rest of Asia Countries/Region 2017 2018 2017 2018
2017 ...

Author: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Publisher: United Nations

ISBN: 9789210586382

Category: Political Science

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This edition of International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean covers 2018 and is divided into three chapters. Chapter I analyses the impact of divergent global growth and trade tensions on trade in the region. Chapter II examines the share of Latin America and the Caribbean in global trade in minerals and metals. The region overall is a net exporter in this sector; however, given the typically low level of processing of its exports, it has the largest share in this category of primary products of all regions in the world. Finally, Chapter III examines whether cross-border e-commerce has the potential to galvanize and diversify exports from the region. Cross-border e-commerce refers to transactions for products and services that are ordered online, platform-enabled, or delivered online.

(2018), Los pueblos indígenas en América (Abya Yala): desafíos para la
igualdad en la diversidad, ECLAC Books, No. 151 (LC/PUB.2017/26), Santiago,
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), January.
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Author: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Publisher: United Nations

ISBN: 9789210586504

Category: Business & Economics

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The Social Panorama of Latin America 2018 analyzes issues crucial to understanding and action given the structural challenges facing the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean in the current economic and social situation, especially in the context of the transformations underway in labour markets. Throughout the report, which has been published since 1991, strategies and policies are suggested for advancing toward inclusive development in accordance with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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... Latin America (selected countries): global liquidity growth rates, 20172018 .

Author: United Nations

Publisher: United Nations

ISBN: 9789210479424

Category: Political Science

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This publication outlines the region’s economic performance in 2018 and analyses trends in the early months of 2019, as well as the outlook for the rest of the year. It examines the external and domestic factors that have influenced the region’s economic performance, analyses the characteristics of growth, prices and the labour market, and draws attention to some of the macroeconomic policy challenges of the prevailing external conditions, amid mounting uncertainty stemming mainly from political factors. It analyses the dynamics of investment and its determinants, with a view to identifying the different variables on which public policy can act to influence the trajectory of investment.
2019-10-02 By United Nations

Figure II.5 Latin America and the Caribbean: composition of public expenditure
by subcomponent, 2017–2019 ... 0 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018
2019 2017 2018 2019 Latin America (16 countries)a Central Americab, Mexico ...

Author: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Publisher: United Nations

ISBN: 9789210047401

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

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The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has generated a health, human and economic crisis without precedent in the past century. The region has responded rapidly, adopting packages of fiscal measures of diverse magnitude and scope. In this context, fiscal policy must play a key role in mitigating the human and economic impact in the short term, while also continuing to provide the impulse for achieving sustainable and inclusive growth in a post-COVID-19 world. As well as analysing the fiscal policy challenges of the current crisis, the Fiscal Panorama of Latin America and the Caribbean, 2020 provides a broad overview of the problems of tax evasion in the region. It looks at the challenges of measuring tax evasion and the measures the countries are taking to tackle it. It also compares the functional allocation of public expenditure in the countries of the region, as a factor that has implications for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Questions posited include: Why are turns so crucial? How did they alter the shape or direction of the field? What new questions, objects, or problems did they contribute? What were or are their limitations?

Author: Juan Poblete

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351656344

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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Academic and research fields are moved by fads, waves, revolutionaries, paradigm shifts, and turns. They all imply a certain degree of change that alters the conditions of a stable system, producing an imbalance that needs to be addressed by the field itself. New Approaches to Latin American Studies: Culture and Power offers researchers and students from different theoretical fields an essential, turn-organized overview of the radical transformation of epistemological and methodological assumptions in Latin American Studies from the end of the 1980s to the present. Sixteen chapters written by experts in their respective fields help explain the various ways in which to think about these shifts. Questions posited include: Why are turns so crucial? How did they alter the shape or direction of the field? What new questions, objects, or problems did they contribute? What were or are their limitations? What did they displace or prevent us from considering? Among the turns included are: memory, transnational, popular culture, decolonial, feminism, affect, indigenous studies, transatlantic, ethical, post/hegemony, deconstruction, cultural policy, subalternism, gender and sexuality, performance, and cultural studies.
2017-09-13 By Juan Poblete

Now in its ninth edition, this definitive text has been updated throughout and features contributions from experts in the field, including twenty new and revised chapters on Mexico, Central America,the Caribbean, and South America.

Author: Harvey F. Kline

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429974670

Category: Political Science

Page: 528

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For over thirty years, Latin American Politics and Development has kept instructors and students abreast of current affairs and changes in Latin America. Now in its ninth edition, this definitive text has been updated throughout and features contributions from experts in the field, including twenty new and revised chapters on Mexico, Central America,the Caribbean, and South America.
2018-04-24 By Harvey F. Kline

This book is essential reading for undergraduates taking courses in Latin American Politics.

Author: Gavin O'Toole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351996402

Category: Political Science

Page: 748

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Politics Latin America examines the role of Latin America in the world and its importance to the study of politics with particular emphasis on the institutions and processes that exist to guarantee democracy and the forces that threaten to compromise it. Now in its third edition and fully revised to reflect recent developments in the region, Politics Latin America provides students and teachers with an accessible overview of the region’s unique political and economic landscape, covering every aspect of governance in its 21 countries. The book examines the international relations of Latin American states as they seek to carve out a role in an increasingly globalised world and will be an ideal introduction for undergraduate courses in Latin American politics, comparative politics, and other disciplines. This new edition will include: updated references to scholarship and debates; new themes such as environmental rights, women presidents, the Latin American Pope, Afro-Latinos, and the politics of sexual diversity; examination of demographic change and social movements; a new chapter on environmental economics and sustainable development. This book is essential reading for undergraduates taking courses in Latin American Politics.
2017-08-23 By Gavin O'Toole

Latin America Since the Left Turn frames the tensions and contradictions that currently characterize Latin American societies and politics in the early decades of the twenty-first century, when many countries elected left-wing governments ...

Author: Tulia G. Falleti

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812249712

Category: History

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Latin America Since the Left Turn frames the tensions and contradictions that currently characterize Latin American societies and politics in the early decades of the twenty-first century, when many countries elected left-wing governments in an attempt to reverse the neoliberal agenda while others continued and even extended it.
2018-01-03 By Tulia G. Falleti

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North America (18.6%) Asia Pacific (42.4%) Central and Eastern Europe (10.3%)
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Author: Tim Hayden

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780133475531

Category: Business & Economics

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Your Definitive Guide to Profiting from Mobile Commerce With more than 60% of Americans carrying smartphones, your mobile commerce opportunities are immense: not someday, right now. But, to fully capture those opportunities, it’s not enough to build an app. You need to know how mobile is transforming your customers’ behavior, your organization, and your competitive environment. You need to assess and apply a wide spectrum of strategies, tactics, and technologies: from responsive web design and location-based tactics to mobile payment systems. You need to change your processes and your culture. The Mobile Commerce Revolution covers all this and more. Mobile commerce pioneer Tim Hayden and consumer behavior expert Tom Webster draw on their experience helping clients of all kinds to succeed with mobile— from startups to the world’s top brands. Packed with indispensable data and cutting-edge case studies, this guide will take you from planning to action to profit! Discover how customer mobile behavior is radically maturing and shifting Weave mobility throughout your marketing mix and business operations Prepare for the instant and impulse when your customer wants to buy Identify mobile tactics that are actually influencing purchases Earn confidence from customers that you will protect their privacy Use payment technologies to reduce friction and make it easier to buy Deliver richer, more powerful stories and mobile experiences Understand customers through “Little Data”: qualitative studies to physically observe behavior Grasp purchase attribution: why people buy
2014-09-30 By Tim Hayden

The WSA also estimated that total steel use in the countries of Central America
and South America increased to about 47 Mt in 2012 and forecast ... Palladium
production capacity in Canada was expected to increase to about 19 t / yr by
2018 .

Author: Mines Bureau

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 1411336704

Category: Business & Economics

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The Minerals Yearbook is an annual publication that reviews the mineral and material industries of the United States and foreign countries. The Yearbook contains statistical data on materials and minerals and includes information on economic and technical trends and development. The Minerals Yearbook includes chapters on approximately 90 commodities and over 175 countries. This volume of the Minerals Yearbook provides an annual review of mineral production and trade and of mineral-related government and industry developments in more than 175 foreign countries. Each report includes sections on government policies and programs, environmental issues, trade and production data, industry structure and ownership, commodity sector developments, infrastructure, and a summary outlook.
2013-12-02 By Mines Bureau

This report covers the operational activities of the Latin America Investment Facility (LAIF) and the Caribbean Investment Facility (CIF) in 2017-2018.

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ISBN: 9276005935

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This report covers the operational activities of the Latin America Investment Facility (LAIF) and the Caribbean Investment Facility (CIF) in 2017-2018. As two of the EU's regional blending facilities, the LAIF and CIF use EU development funding to leverage additional investment from European and Regional Development finance institutions, country governments and the private sector to finance investment projects in the Latin American and Caribbean regions with the potential to deliver substantial results in terms of sustainable and inclusive development. This report, which covers the eighth and ninth full years of operations for LAIF and the fifth and sixth full years for CIF, provides a comprehensive overview of the facilities' operational activities over the 2-year period, in addition to detailed descriptions of all the projects approved in 2017-2018. These cover a range of sectors - from agriculture and environmental protection to energy and urban development. Projects, targeting the private sector, will tap into the potential of this sector, and particularly small and medium-sized businesses, as drivers of economic growth and job creation.
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Thoroughly revised and updated, this foundational text provides the basic economic tools for students to understand the problems facing the countries of Latin America.

Author: Patrice Franko

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442212183

Category: Political Science

Page: 592

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Thoroughly revised and updated, this foundational text provides the basic economic tools for students to understand the problems facing the countries of Latin America. In the fourth edition, Patrice Franko analyzes challenges to the neoliberal model of development and highlights recent macroeconomic changes in the region.
2018-09-07 By Patrice Franko

This brief text offers an unbiased reflection on debates about neoliberalism and its alternatives in Latin America with an emphasis on the institutional puzzle that underlies the region’s difficulties with democratization and development.

Author: Peter Kingstone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317404477

Category: Political Science

Page: 206

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This brief text offers an unbiased reflection on debates about neoliberalism and its alternatives in Latin America with an emphasis on the institutional puzzle that underlies the region’s difficulties with democratization and development. In addition to providing an overview of this key element of the Latin American political economy, Peter Kingstone also advances the argument that both state-led and market-led solutions depend on effective institutions, but little is known about how and why they emerge. Kingstone offers a unique contribution by mapping out the problem of how to understand institutions, why they are created, and why Latin American ones limit democratic development. This timely and thorough update includes: A fresh discussion of the commodity boom in the region and the resulting "Golden Era" in Latin America; The recent explosion of social policy innovation and concerns about the durability of social reform after the boom; A discussion of the knowledge economy and the limits to economic growth, with case studies of successful examples of fostering innovation.
2018-03-09 By Peter Kingstone

This book explores the Gothic mode as it appears in the literature, visual arts, and culture of different areas of Latin America.

Author: Sandra Casanova-Vizcaíno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315307657

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

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This book explores the Gothic mode as it appears in the literature, visual arts, and culture of different areas of Latin America. Focusing on works from authors in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, the Andes, Brazil, and the Southern Cone, the essays in this volume illuminate the existence of native representations of the Gothic, while also exploring the presence of universal archetypes of terror and horror. Through the analysis of global and local Gothic topics and themes, they evaluate the reality of a multifaceted territory marked by a shifting colonial and postcolonial relationship with Europe and the United States. The book asks questions such as: Is there such a thing as "Latin American Gothic" in the same sense that there is an "American Gothic" and "British Gothic"? What are the main elements that particularly characterize Latin American Gothic? How does Latin American Gothic function in the context of globalization? What do these elements represent in relation to specific national literatures? What is the relationship between the Gothic and the Postcolonial? What can Gothic criticism bring to the study of Latin American cultural manifestations and, conversely, what can these offer the Gothic? The analysis performed here reflects a body of criticism that understands the Gothic as a global phenomenon with specific manifestations in particular territories while also acknowledging the effects of "Globalgothic" on a transnational and transcultural level. Thus, the volume seeks to open new spaces and areas of scholarly research and academic discussion both regionally and globally with the presentation of a solid analysis of Latin American texts and other cultural phenomena which are manifestly related to the Gothic world.

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Author: Charles Carroll Griffin

Publisher: Austin : Published for the Conference on Latin American History by the University of Texas Press

ISBN: 029270089X

Category: Latin America

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Author: Martin Howard Sable

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ISBN: WISC:89043737212

Category: Latin America

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This book studies geoethics in Latin America and offers comprehensive research on geoethics and geoeducation.

Author: Rogelio Daniel Acevedo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319753737

Category: Science

Page: 205

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This book studies geoethics in Latin America and offers comprehensive research on geoethics and geoeducation. Its respective chapters explore geoethics in relation to UNESCO geoparks, mining activities in Latin America, natural hazards and risk management. Geoethics is a key discipline in the field of Earth and Planetary Sciences, and not only includes scientific, technological, methodological and social-cultural aspects, but also addresses the need to consider appropriate protocols, scientific integrity issues and a code of good practice when studying the abiotic world. The position of Latin America’s recently created geoethics associations is based on protection of the environment, together with a reassurance that the balance of nature and the rights of human beings to enjoy it will be preserved.
2018-03-24 By Rogelio Daniel Acevedo

The Balance of Centralization and Decentralization -- The Origins of Intergovernmental Relations in Latin America -- Federalism and the Protection of Regional Caudillos -- Contemporary Moves to Recognize Indigenous Territories -- Federal ...

Author: Craig L. Arceneaux

Publisher:

ISBN: 1138682667

Category: Democracy

Page: 462

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This much-expanded and updated second edition of Democratic Latin America takes an institutional approach to Latin American Politics to discuss contemporary politics and to highlight how past politics have shaped current institutional designs. It draws explicit connections between certain political features- such as fragmentation, efficiency, accountability, instability, consensus, or responsiveness- and the institutional design of a country. Students thus not only learn that a country is unstable or has high rates of participation or low levels of corruption, but they also learn why. And more importantly, they also learn how politics can be shaped by different institutional arrangements. Features: Each chapter focuses on a different institution, such as the executive, political parties, electoral systems, the armed forces, or federalism and compares how they are constructed differently across countries. Placing a premium on accessibility, each chapter opens with a story and ends with a detailed country case study, making use of contemporary examples to feed student interest in current events. Newly updated comparison-based tables and box features (electoral results, percentage of women legislators, and surveys of partisan identification) are included to stimulate analysis. New topics of research have been added to ensure the recognition of the latest changes in the region, including: corruption scandals; the turn of the "pink tide"; protest and social movements; LGBT rights; citizen security and organized crime; new forms of legislative accountability; and the use of social media as a political resource in Latin America. Democratic Latin America continues to offer an original way of teaching and learning about Latin American Politics.

This collection of essays studies the depiction of contemporary urban space in twenty-first century Latin American fiction.

Author: José Eduardo González

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319924380

Category: Social Science

Page: 219

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This collection of essays studies the depiction of contemporary urban space in twenty-first century Latin American fiction. The contributors to this volume seek to understand the characteristics that make the representation of the postmodern city in a Latin American context unique. The chapters focus on cities from a wide variety of countries in the region, highlighting the cultural and political effects of neoliberalism and globalization in the contemporary urban scene. Twenty-first century authors share an interest for images of ruins and dystopian landscapes and their view of the damaging effects of the global market in Latin America tends to be pessimistic. As the book demonstrates, however, utopian elements or “spaces of hope” can also be found in these narrations, which suggest the possibility of transforming a capitalist-dominated living space.
2018-06-29 By José Eduardo González

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