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Latin America Bureau

Overview
Works: 140 works in 342 publications in 1 language and 7,154 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Guidebooks  Bibliographies  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Interviews 
Roles: Other, Editor, isb, Publishing director, Publisher
Classifications: F1414, 307.76098
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Most widely held works about Latin America Bureau
 
Most widely held works by Latin America Bureau
The Latin American city by Alan Gilbert( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the 1950s, Latin America has been transformed from a rural to an urban society. The region now contains some of the world's biggest cities, headed by Mexico City with its 20 million inhabitants. In all but five Latin American countries, more people now live in towns and cities than in the countryside." "This mass movement from country to city has put enormous strain on the infrastructure and services of cities such as Bogota and Caracas. Conditions continue to worsen as governments cut back social spending in their structural adjustment programmes." "The Latin American City looks at the region's urban explosion from the perspective of the poor. It asks why people are attracted to the city and examines the underlying problem of rural poverty which fuels the exodus. It explores the options open to those arriving in the city and the strategies used in order to acquire land and build a home. Highlighting the role of the informal sector in urban survival, it also explains how popular organisation and protest can result in improved living standards for the poor."--Jacket
Guatemala : false hope, false freedom : the rich, the poor, and the Christian Democrats by James Painter( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Guatemala, never again! by Proyecto Interdiocesano Recuperación de la Memoria Histórica (Guatemala)( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last resorts : the cost of tourism in the Caribbean by Polly Pattullo( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Caribbean has the fortune-and misfortune-to be everyone's idea of a tropical paradise. Its sun, sand, and scenery attract millions of visitors each year and make it a profitable destination for the world's fastest growing industry. But "Last Resorts" examines the real impact of tourism on the people and landscape of the Caribbean
Faces of Latin America by Duncan Green( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Faces of Latin America celebrates the vibrant culture of Latin America's people and looks at some of the key actors in the region's turbulent politics - the military, Indians, grassroots protest groups, guerrillas, the radical Church and the women's movement." "The second edition of this best-selling introduction to Latin America has been extensively updated and enlarged, providing an unparalleled portrait of the continent at the end of the millennium." "Duncan Green traces the roots of the region's underdevelopment and poverty, with a new chapter on the role of the state, as well as sections on life in the city and the countryside, and Latin America's recent conversion to the free-market economy."--Jacket
Fight for the forest : Chico Mendes in his own words by Chico Mendes( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chico Mendex, the charismatic founder of the Brazilian rubber tappers' union, was murdered by a hired assassin on 22 December 1988. As a trade union leader, he won international acclaim for his role in the non-violent campaign to protect the Amazon rainforest. In Fight for the Forest, Chico Mendes talks of his life's work in what was to be his last major interview. He recalls the rubber tappers' campaign against forest clearances and their alliances with local Indians and the international environmental lobby. Together, they developed sustainable alternatives for the Amazon which would guarantee both their livelihoods and the forest's future. Combining interview with explanatory material, it is the only book in which Chico Mendes speaks for himself
Deeper than debt : economic globalisation and the poor by George Ann Potter( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deeper than Debt brings together a wide range of arguments and views to examine the effects of economic globalisation on the lives of the poor majority in debtor countries, and how debt can illuminate the process of the ever-deepening inequality between rich and poor." "Deeper than Debt will provide invaluable analysis for debt activists who have campaigned successfully with Jubilee 2000 and for those wanting a deeper look at the development and economic issues raised by debt."--Jacket
Ecuador by David Corkill( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1984 to 1988 Ecuador underwent an experiment in "Andean Thatcherism", conducted by its authoritarian president, Leon Febres Cordero. This work examines the historical forces behind the Febres Cordero regime and the country's traditions of populism and military intervention
The great tin crash : Bolivia and the world tin market by John Crabtree( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guyana : fraudulent revolution by Latin America Bureau( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Guyana is on the verge of economic collapse and a profound social crisis. The socialist rhetoric of President Forbes Burnham's regime contrasts strikingly with the ugly details of his personalist and authoritarian rule ... Guyana : fraudulant revolution analyses these contradictions in the context of the country's history from its days as a slave colony, through the violent era that preceeded independence in the 1960s, to the present situation of economic collapse and political repression. It tells the story of the racial manipulation, violence and political fraud that have become the hallmarks of the Burnham regime." -- from back cover
Green gold : bananas and dependency in the eastern Caribbean by Robert Thomson( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the history and future prospects for the banana industry in four Caribbean islands: Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia and St Vincent. It focuses on conditions for the small farmers and includes a study of Geest PLC, the company solely responsible for distributing Windward bananas in Britain
The European challenge : Europe's new role in Latin America by Jenny Pearce( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paraguay, power game( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argentina by Nick Caistor( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Population - History and politics - Peron - Economy - Growth of industry - Liberalisation and debt - Menem and privatisation - Mercosur - Unemployment - Military and Church groups - Human rights - Culture
Uruguay : generals rule by Jenny Pearce( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuba : a guide to the people, politics, and culture by Emily Hatchwell( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite living in the shadow of the United States, Cuba is the best-known country to remain socialist after the end of the Cold War. Four decades of revolution and three decades of embargo have created a unique country
The Belize issue by J. Ann Zammit( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picking up the pieces : corruption and democracy in Peru by Nick Caistor( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Brazil, state and struggle by Bernardo Kucinski( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soft drink, hard labour : Guatemalan workers take on Coca-Cola by Mike Gatehouse( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Guatemala, never again!
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Guatemala, never again!Last resorts : the cost of tourism in the CaribbeanFaces of Latin AmericaFight for the forest : Chico Mendes in his own wordsDeeper than debt : economic globalisation and the poorCuba : a guide to the people, politics, and culture
Alternative Names

controlled identityLatin American Bureau

LAB

LAB (Latin America Bureau)

LAB (Latin America Bureau) (London)

Latin America Bureau (Research and Action) Limited

Latin American Bureau

Latin American Bureau London

Languages
English (108)