AtoZ World Business is the world’s most comprehensive country-by-country resource for success in international business and trade. AtoZ World Business consists of 100 Country Business Guides of 108 topics each and 76 World Trade Resources.
Current economic indicators, briefings, and forecasts for many Latin American countries. Includes links to current country newspapers, official statistics, country reports, etc., as well as news and publications. Available in English or Spanish.
Accounts of U.S. empire building in Latin America typically portray politically and economically powerful North Americans descending on their southerly neighbors to engage in lopsided negotiations. Dennis Merrill's comparative history of U.S. tourism in Latin America in the twentieth century demonstrates that empire is a more textured, variable, and interactive system of inequality and resistance than commonly assumed. In his examination of interwar Mexico, early Cold War Cuba, and Puerto Rico during the Alliance for Progress, Merrill demonstrates how tourists and the international travel industry facilitated the expansion of U.S. consumer and cultural power in Latin America. He also shows the many ways in which local service workers, labor unions, business interests, and host governments vied to manage the Yankee invasion. While national leaders negotiated treaties and military occupations, visitors and hosts navigated interracial encounters in bars and brothels, confronted clashing notions of gender and sexuality at beachside resorts, and negotiated national identities. Highlighting the everyday realities of U.S. empire in ways often overlooked, Merrill's analysis provides historical context for understanding the contemporary debate over the costs and benefits of globalization.
authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides key information on the output of educational institutions; the impact of learning across countries; the financial and human resources invested in education; access, participation and progression in education; and the learning environment and organization of schools. Older reports available at website.
Global and internationally comparable statistics on education, science, technology, culture, and communication.
UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Regional & Country Profiles
Summaries of key education and literacy statistics. Includes data on gender and education, learning outcomes, teachers, education finance, regional data collections, etc.
[pt. 1.] Pre-Columbian literature -- [pt. 22] Conquest and colony -- [pt. 3.] Politicians and revolutionaries -- [pt. 4.] From romanticism to realism -- [pt. 5.] Modernismo -- [pt. 6.] Regionalism and indigenism -- [pt. 7.] The avant-garde of the 1920s -- [pt. 8.] Narrating modernity, writers of the mid-20th century -- [pt. 9.] The Latin American boom -- [pt. 10.] After the boom -- [pt. 11.] Brazilian literature, the first 500 years -- [pt. 12.] Brazilian literature, the 20th century -- [pt. 13.] 21st-century trends in Latin American literature.
Myth, magical realism, hard-edged realism, fantasy—the literature of Latin America encompasses all these forms, and more. MSM has tapes 5,6 & 9