Central America

March 2002
Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Air University Library
Maxwell AFB, AL


Central America



Booth, John A. and Walker, Thomas A. Understanding Central America. 3rd ed. Boulder, CO, Westview Press, 1999. 267 p.
Book call no.: 972.8052 B725u 1999

Saving Democracies: U.S. Intervention in Threatened Democratic States, edited by Anthony James Joes. Westport, CT, Praeger, 1999. 233 p.
U.S. Unconventional Warfare Doctrine, Policies, and Operations: Experiences and Lessons from Central America, 1980-1990, by Alfred R. Barr and Caesar D. Sereseres, pp 93-124.
Book call no.: 327.73 S267

The Global Crisis in Foreign Aid, edited by Richard Grant and Jan Nijman. Syracuse, NY, Syracuse University Press, 1998. 224 p. (Space, place, and society)
Foreign Aid to Central America: Is the Era of Aid Over? by William M. LeoGrande, pp 103-112.
Book call no.: 338.91 G562

Toward Responsibility in the New World Disorder: Challenges and Lessons of Peace Operations, edited by Max G. Manwaring and John T. Fishel. Portland, OR, Frank Cass, 1998. 215 p. (Small wars and insurgencies)
From Peace Making to Peace Building in Central America: The Illusion Versus the Reality of Peace, by Kimbra L. Fishel, pp 32-49.
Book call no.: 327.117 T737


Barr, Alfred R. and Sereseres, Caesar D. US Unconventional Warfare Operations and Lessons from Central America, 1980-90: A Successful Economy of Force Engagement Strategy. Low Intensity Conflict and Law Enforcement 8:1-32 Summer 1999.

Bull, Benedicte. 'New Regionalism' in Central America. Third World Quarterly 20:957-970 1999.
The effect of globalization on regional integration.

Central America: US Comes Through on Disaster Relief. Latin American Weekly Report, p 237, May 25, 1999.

Central America after Mitch.
NACLA Report on the Americas 33:10 September/October 1999.
Several articles on the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Honduras.

Controversial Plan Puebla Panama Approved. Central America Report 28:1-2 June 29, 2001.
Precursor to the Free Trade Area of the Americas.

Cracking Down on Illegal Immigrants. Central America Report 28:2-3 July 6, 2001.
Mexico announces plan to reinforce borders with Guatemala and Belize.

Demilitarization Comes Slowly. Central America Report 26:1-2 November 26, 1999.
Arms purchases have declined, but remain high in some countries.

Falcoff, Mark. Why We Were in Central America. Commentary 107:42-48 May 1999.
Free-Trade Agreements and Sub-Regional Blocs: The New Face of Integration. Central America Report 27:1-3 May 12, 2000.
Describes bi-lateral and sub-regional trade initiatives.

Foreign Debt Depletes Development Resources.
Central America Report 28:4-6 August 10, 2001.

Good Governance and Globalization: To What Extent are They Compatible?
Central America Report 28:1-3 August 24, 2001.

Gonzalez, Matilde. The Man Who Brought the Danger to the Village: Representations of the Armed Conflict in Guatemala from a Local Perspective. Journal of Southern African Studies 26:317-335 June 2000

Growing Pressure to Change IMF Policies. Central America Report 27:4-5 April 28, 2000.
Reviews debate of existing policies and roles of IMF with synopsis of recommendations for 2000 by country.

Hurricane Mitch Causes Catastrophic Damage, Claims over 10,000 Lives. Foreign Policy Bulletin 10:147-149 January-February 1999.
Presents various statements by the White House, the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund concerning the devastation caused by Hurricane Mitch.

IDB Revises Policies. Central America Report 27:4-5 April 14, 2000.
Summary of Interamerican Development Bank's goals and funding allocations during 1999.

Nicholson, Robert W. Joint Engineers in Disaster Relief: Hurricane Mitch Slams Central America. Engineer 29:2-8 August 1999.

Paraguay Delves into 'Arab Funding Link.' Latin American Weekly Report, p 470, October 9, 2001.

Racism Runs Rampant. Central America Report 28:6-7 May 11, 2001.
Exclusion of indigenous people common in Central America.

Report on Trafficking Humans Questioned. Central America Report 28:4-5 August 2, 2001.
Details of US State Dept. report.

Sloot, Emiel and Hornstra, Luc. Jets over Central America. Air Forces Monthly, pp 56-61, August 1999.
Reviews the small jet fleets of the Central American region.

State Decentralizes Education. Central America Report 26:6-7 August 27, 1999.
Educational reform in Central America, particularly in El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua, moves toward decentralization.

Study Shows Little Change in Perception of Corruption. Central America Report 26:7-8 November 5, 1999.

The State of the Isthmus: Much Room for Improvement. Central America Report 26:1-2 August 27, 1999.
If Central America were a country, it would rank 107th in development among 174 nations studied, according to an international index.

Trade Barriers Fading.
Central America Report 26:3 November 26, 1999.

Transition to Democracy: Intelligence Gathering for Civilian Purposes.
Central America Report 26:5-6 August 13, 1999.
Central America tries to bring formerly covert operations into the realm of police work.

Terrorist Attacks on US have Global Repercussions. Central America Report 38:1-3 September 21, 2001.
Implications for future North-South relations.

US Looks South to Curb Immigration. Central America Report 28:5 May 25, 2001.
Details of Operation Forerunner, the INS program to train Central American governments in immigration policing.

US Military Presence Grows Through Anti-Drug Treaties. Central America Report 27:4-6 July 21, 2000.
Useful chart titled: "US Antinarcotics Treaties and Assistance with Central America."

Woodberry, John I. 101st Airborne and Hurricane Mitch. Army Aviation 48:24-25 June 30, 1999.

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