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- 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...
- 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...
- Practical Action Publishing 1998; US$ 45.33
Once a byword for military repression and human rights abuses, Chile's image is now that of a dynamic success story. The "Chilean Miracle", based on radical free-market reform and export-led growth, has been presented as a model for all developing countries. Yet this transition has also created its own social problems, challenging the traditional... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1983; US$ 52.33
General Pinochet came to power in Chile in a coup which cost the lives of over 10,000 people. The coup brought to an end the socialist government of President Allende and inaugurated an experiment in monetarist economics which Time Magazine described as 'a model of what can be achieved in restructuring an ageing prostrate economy into a streamlined... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1990; US$ 150.00
Seen by some as a success story, with steady growth and political stability, Colombia is also notorious through the violence surrounding the cocaine trade. This work examines the role of the political parties, trade unions, guerillas and civic movements in Colombia today. more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1996; US$ 45.33
One in ten of the world's murders takes place in Colombia. Since the 1950s, the country has been the scene of civil war, protracted guerrilla insurgencies and massive human rights violations. Its notorious drug cartels have become synonymous with ruthlessness and ill-gotten wealth. But Colombia is also one of Latin America's economic success stories,... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1995; US$ 67.28
This paper was prepared as a background document for a workshop on Development in Conflict, held in Birmingham, UK, convened by ACORD, Birmingham University?s School of Public Policy, and Responding to Conflict. The growing incidence of armed conflicts in Africa and Eastern Europe, and their devastating impact, has placed this issue at the forefront... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1998; US$ 45.33
Distinctive among the turbulent nations of South America, Costa Rica enjoys a reputation for political stability and prosperity. Since abolishing its army in 1948, the "Switzerland of Central America" has experienced unbroken democratic rule and respect for human rights. Yet this small country has also been affected by the debt crisis of the 1980s,... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1999; US$ 45.33
Cuba is the best-known country to remain socialist after the end of the Cold War. It also continues to arouse passions, in support and against, all over the globe. Cuba lives in the shadow of the U.S., famously resisting three decades of embargo, attempts on Fidel Castro's life and vociferous Cuban-U.S. opposition. Four decades of revolution have... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 2002; US$ 87.33
Access to land is one of the key issues for developing countries - and Brazil has one of the most inequitable land distributions in the world, with vast tracts of land held by often absentee landowners. Meanwhile thousands of peasants live in marginal lands in cities and rural areas. The Brazilian Landless Workers' Movement (MST) has proved a huge... more...