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  • Developing Annuities Marketsby Roberto Rocha

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 19.99

    Developing Annuities Markets: The Experience of Chile is part of a multicountry World Bank project analyzing the market for retirement products. Among countries that have reformed their pension systems since the early 1990s, the Chilean case has emerged as the most relevant for drawing policy lessons on the role of the private sector in the provision... more...

  • Dragon in the Tropicsby Javier Corrales; Michael Penfold

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 27.00

    This new and expanded edition of Dragon in the Tropicsthe widely acclaimed account of how president Hugo Chávez (19992013) revamped Venezuela?s political economyexamines the electoral decline of Chavismo after Chavez?s death and the policies adopted by his successor, Nicolás Maduro, to cope with the economic chaos inherited from previous radical populist... more...

  • Emergency Politics in the Third Wave of Democracyby Claire Wright

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    Emergency Politics in the Third Wave of Democracy provides a comprehensive description and analysis of the ongoing?though varied?use of regimes of exception in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru. It identifies the implications of regimes of exception for democratic consolidation according to their use in practice. more...

  • Eroding Military Influence in Brazilby Wendy Hunter

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Wendy Hunter explores civil-military relations in Brazil following the transition to civilian leadership in 1985. She documents a marked, and surprising, decline in the political power of the armed forces, even as they have remained involved in national policy making. To account for the success of civilian politicians, Hunter invokes rational-choice... more...

  • For Social Peace in Brazilby Barbara Weinstein

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    This book is the first major study of industrialists and social policy in Latin America. Barbara Weinstein examines the vast array of programs sponsored by a new generation of Brazilian industrialists who sought to impose on the nation their vision of a rational, hierarchical, and efficient society. She explores in detail two national agencies founded... more...

  • Fútbol, Jews, and the Making of Argentinaby Raanan Rein

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    If you attend a soccer match in Buenos Aires of the local Atlanta Athletic Club, you will likely hear the rival teams chanting anti-Semitic slogans. This is because the neighborhood of Villa Crespo has long been considered a Jewish district, and its soccer team, Club Atlético Atlanta , has served as an avenue of integration into Argentine culture.... more...

  • The Gaucho Juan Moreiraby Eduardo Gutierrez; John Charles Chasteen; William G. Acree

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 11.50

    Argentinian writer Eduardo Gutiérrez (1851-1889) fashioned his seminal gauchesque novel from the prison records of the real Juan Moreira, a noble outlaw whose life and name became legendary in the Río de la Plata during the late 19th century. John Chasteen's fast-moving, streamlined translation--the first ever into English--captures all of the... more...

  • Guiana and the Shadows of Empireby Joshua R. Hyles

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 79.99

    This text is the first in many years to address the histories and cultures of Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana in a single regional volume, exploring their colorful pasts and explaining the vast cultural differences among the three. Students of Caribbean history, Latin American history, colonialism and imperialism, and the history of slavery will... more...

  • The History of Ecuadorby George Lauderbaugh

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 64.00

    Ecuador is a nation of over 13 million people, its area between that of the states of Wyoming and Colorado. Like the United States, Ecuador's government features a democratically elected President serving for a four-year term. The Galápagos Islands, well known as the birthplace of Darwin's Theory of Evolution, are part of a province of Ecuador. ... more...

  • The History of the Conquest of Peruby William H. Prescott

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.95

    A recognized Latin American history masterpiece "The History of the Conquest of Peru" offers an authoritative vision of Pizarro's turbulent defeat of the Inca Empire. Overflowing with spectacle, every page encapsulates the ruthlessness and arrogance of the conquistadors. more...