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  • Bolivia in Focusby Paul Van Lindert

    Practical Action Publishing 1994; US$ 34.83

    Often caricatured in Europe and the US as the land of coups and cocaine, Bolivia is a country full of rich traditions stemming from before the arrival of Columbus. In the most Indian of Latin American nations, pre-Conquest lifestyles, languages and dress have adapted to survive centuries of oppression and forced labour in the silver and tin mines... more...

  • Born To Die in Medellinby Alonso Salazar

    Practical Action Publishing 1992; US$ 122.33

    An insight into urban violence in Medellin, Colombia's second city. Alsonso Salazar journeys into the jails, hospitals and shanty towns of Colombia's drug capital to interview teenage contract killers, their families, priests and self-defence vigilantes. He brings alive the world of Medellin's youth gangs who, in their own words, are "born to die"... more...

  • Brazil: Carnival of the Oppressedby Sue Branford

    Practical Action Publishing 1995; US$ 45.33

    The rise of the Brazilian Workers' Party (PT) is unique. Founded in 1980, it rapidly became the world's largest left-wing party, winning 31 million votes in 1989. In 1994 the PT seemed on the brink of winning power, headed by its charismatic presidential candidates Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, universally known as Lula. Only a strong last-minute campaign... more...

  • Brazil: War on Childrenby Gilberto Dimenstein

    Practical Action Publishing 1991; US$ 104.83

    "Brazil: War on Children" is a journey through the underworld of Brazil's ten million street children. The author interweaves first-hand reportage, interviews and statistics to paint a picture of life for the children. He discovers a world of pimps, muggers, prostitutes and petty criminals; homeless children who live in fear of sudden death at the... more...

  • Brazil in Focusby Jan Rocha

    Practical Action Publishing 1997; US$ 45.33

    Brazil is depicted as a land of global superlatives, boasting the best football, the largest rainforest, and the world's worst social and economic inequality. It's vibrant culture is best known for Carnival and samba and attracts thousands of visitors each year. The Carnival capital of Rio also showcases Brazil's contrasts, as the shanty towns of... more...

  • Britain and Latin America 1978by Latin America Bureau Latin America Bureau

    Practical Action Publishing 1978; US$ 52.33

    The tiny British colony of Belize on the Caribbean coast of Central America is the subject of a century-old dispute between Britain and the Central American republic of Guatemala. Guatemala claims that Belize is an integral part of her territory. In the face of continued threats of invasion by Guatemala, Britain has stationed troops and RAF Harrier... more...

  • Britain and Latin America 1979by Latin America Bureau Latin America Bureau

    Practical Action Publishing 1979; US$ 62.83

    Nicaragua: Dictatorship and Revolution traces the history of one of the longest lasting and most repugnant dictatorships in Latin America and describes the popular insurrection which finally overthrew the 43 year old Somoza dynasty. It also chronicles the history of support for the dynasty by the US and the ambiguous attitude they and other countries... more...

  • The Business of Doing Goodby Anton Simanowitz; Katherine Knotts

    Practical Action Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Why is it that so many organizations, seeking to do good in the world, miss opportunities to do so ? and indeed sometimes exacerbate the very problem they seek to address? The Business of Doing Good reveals six insights for microfinance and other social purpose organizations using the marketplace to tackle a range of pressing social challenges. To... more...

  • Cameroon's Predicamentsby Tse Angwafo

    Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 30.40

    This book deals with a variety of socio-cultural, economic and political problems facing Cameroon and the rest of Africa, with particular reference to unemployment, corruption, poverty, criminality, violence, insecurity, and moral decadence. It presents a critical analysis of government policies from the colonial era to the present time; arguing that... more...

  • Carta Humanitaria y Normas Minimas de respuesta Humanitariaby El Proyecto Esfera El Proyecto Esfera

    Practical Action Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    El Proyecto Esfera es una iniciativa destinada a establecer y promover normas a las que se atiene la comunidad internacional en sus respuestas para aliviar la difícil situación de las personas afectadas por situaciones de desastre.Con este Manual, Esfera se esfuerza por lograr un mundo en el que se reconozca a todas las personas afectadas por un desastre... more...