This title provides an impartial and valuable background to the region, vital for anyone interested in the current affairs, recent history and economy of this vast area. Entries provide definitions of terms, concepts, names and organizations key to discussions of Central and South America. Key features: *Provides a unique insight to the political and economic dimensions of this diverse region *Covers some 48 countries and territories. Entries include: Alianza Nacional Popular (ANAPO), Colombia Bananas Banco Central do Brasil Guevara de la Serna, Dr Ernesto ('Che') Panama Canal Platt Amendment South Georgia Southern Common Market Stroessner Mattiauda, Gen. Alfredo Union Industrial Argentina Vargas Llosa, Mario.
Countries and territories covered include: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, US Virgin Islands, Uruguay and Venezuela.