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  1. Land Privatization in Mexico

    Urbanization, Formation of Regions and Globalization in Ejidos

    By Maria Teresa Vázquez-Castillo

    Series: Latin American Studies

    This book analyzes [ejido] land as space of urbanization and location of economic activities and capital and land privatization as a redistributive process with local, urban, regional and global consequences....

    Published May 11th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The Politics of Moral Sin

    Abortion and Divorce in Spain, Chile and Argentina

    By Merike Blofield

    Series: Latin American Studies

    This book analyzes the problems that arise when women's rights conflict with the views of conservative organized religion. Specifically, it addresses the legalization – or lack thereof – of divorce and abortion in three recently democratized Catholic countries: Spain, Chile, and...

    Published May 7th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Unfinished Transition to Democracy in Latin America

    By Juan Carlos Calleros-Alarcón

    Series: Latin American Studies

    This book examines the political evolution of the judiciary – a usually overlooked political actor – and its capacity to contribute to the process of democratic consolidation in Latin America during the 1990s. Calleros analyzes twelve countries in order to assess the independence, impartiality,...

    Published March 12th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Female Prostitution in Costa Rica

    Historical Perspectives, 1880-1930

    By Anne Hayes

    Series: Latin American Studies

    This book analyzes the development of female prostitution in the Pacific port of Puntarenas, Costa Rica during the advanced stage of the coffee exporting economy (1880-1930), at the height of the consolidation of the liberal state. Hayes argues that prostitution in the port differed from that of...

    Published March 17th 2010 by Routledge

  5. State and Business Groups in Mexico

    The Role of Informal Institutions in the Process of Industrialization, 1936-1984

    By Arnulfo Valdivia-Machuca

    Series: Latin American Studies

    This book analyzes the history and structure of the intricate system of informal negotiation and secret dealings between the Mexican government and big businessmen in the process of Mexican industrialization between 1936 and 1984. In order to do this, State and Business Groups in Mexico...

    Published October 18th 2009 by Routledge

  6. An Industrial Geography of Cocaine

    By Christian M. Allen

    Series: Latin American Studies

    Latin American cocaine trafficking organizations comprise an indigenous, globally competitive, multinational industry. Their business operations are deeply ingrained within the economic and political systems of countries throughout the region. While criminal enterprises operate in a more complex...

    Published June 21st 2009 by Routledge

  7. International Relations in Latin America

    Peace and Security in the Southern Cone

    By Andrea Oelsner

    Series: Latin American Studies

    This work studies the development of bilateral relations in two pairs of states (dyads): Argentina-Brazil and Argentina-Chile. It takes on a moderate constructivist approach that incorporates into the analysis of international relations the role of identities, ideas and perceptions as well as of...

    Published June 8th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Observing our Hermanos de Armas

    U.S. Military Attaches in Guatemala, Cuba and Bolivia, 1950-1964

    By Robert O. Kirkland

    Series: Latin American Studies

    This study analyzes the effectiveness of the U.S. military attaché corps in Latin America from the end of World War II to the Johnson administration....

    Published September 29th 2003 by Routledge

  9. Tomas Gutierrez Alea

    The Dialectics of a Filmmaker

    By Paul A. Schroeder

    Series: Latin American Studies

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 19th 2002 by Routledge

  10. Flash and Crash Days

    Brazilian Theater in the Post-Dictatorship Period

    By David George

    Series: Latin American Studies

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 30th 1999 by Routledge

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