Central America


March 2002
Compiled by Ron Fuller, Bibliographer
Air University Library
Maxwell AFB, AL

CONTENTS

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador


BELIZE


BOOKS

Conroy, Richard Timothy. Our Man in Belize. New York, St Martin's Press, 1997. 340 p.
Book call no.: 972.82 C754o

PERIODICALS

Central America Report. Eight page weekly news report published by Inforpress Centroamericana, Guatemala City, Guatemala. Focuses on political and economic news for individual countries as well as the region. Feature articles not more than two pages.

Duffy, Rosaleen. Shadow Players: Ecotoursim Development, Corruption and State Politics in Belize. Third Word Quarterly 21:549-565 2000.
How global networks undermine the efforts of developing states to exercise sovereign control.


COSTA RICA 


Periodicals

Central America Report.
Eight page weekly news report published by Inforpress Centroamericana, Guatemala City, Guatemala. Focuses on political and economic news for individual countries as well as the region. Feature articles not more than two pages.

Crop Exports May Double to Dominican Republic. Central America Report 26:4 August 27, 1999.
The free-trade agreement signed in November 1998 between Central America and Dominican Republic has Costa Rican producers excited because the economies of the two nations are compatible.

Davis, Charles L. and others. Associations and Activism: Mobilization of Urban Informal Workers in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs 41:35-66 Fall 1999.

Maritime Treaties Debated. Central America Report 27:8 June 30, 2000.
Attempts to establish a "maritime treaty defining boundaries in the Caribbean and Pacific."

Oil Exploration Threatens Economy and Ecology. Central America Report 29:7-8 February 8, 2002.
Discussion of efforts to explore Central American oil reserves by Harken Energy, a US Company with ties to the Bush family.

Torras, Mariano. Inequality, Resource Depletion, and Welfare Accounting: Application to Indonesia and Costa Rica. World Development 27:1191-1202 July 1999.

Wilson, Bruce. Leftist Parties, Neoliberal Policies, and Reelection Strategies: The Case of the PLN (National Liberation Party) in Costa Rica. Comparative Political Studies 32:752-779 September 1999.


EL SALVADOR


 Books

The Costs of Conflict: Prevention and Cure in the Global Arena, edited by Michael E. Brown and Richard N. Rosecrance. Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1999. 278 p.
See: Talentino, Andrea Kathryn. El Salvador, pp 199-218.
Book call no.: 327.17 C842

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 El Salvador, by Mirna Lievano de Marques, 173-175.
Book call no.: 338.91 G562

 Periodicals

Burgerman, Susan D. Building the Peace by Mandating Reform: United Nations-Mediated Human Rights Agreements in El Salvador and Guatemala. Latin American Perspectives 27:63-87 May 2000.
Examines the role of the UN mediation in peace negotiations.


Central America Report.
Eight page weekly news report published by Inforpress Centroamericana, Guatemala City, Guatemala. Focuses on political and economic news for individual countries as well as the region. Feature articles not more than two pages.

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.

Fitzsimmons, Tracy and Anner, Mark. Civil Society in a Postwar Period: Labor in the Salvadoran Democratic Transition. Latin American Research Review 34, no.3:103-128 1999.

Geyer, Georgie Anne. The Amazing New 'Center' in Central America. Washington Quarterly 22:197-211 Summer 1999.
A glimpse of El Salvador today and excerpts from an interview with President Flores three weeks before he was elected.

Globalization and Democratization in Guatemala. Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs 42:1-126 Winter 2000.
Special issue consisting of five articles focusing on Guatemala. The article on demilitarization includes a discussion of El Salvador.

Half of Population Lives in Poverty. Central America Report 26:5 May 21, 1999.
A UN sponsored report identifies rural areas as the most economically depressed.

Hammond, John L. Popular Education as Community Organizing in El Salvador. Latin American Perspectives 26:69-94 July 1999.
This issue is concerned with education and its potential to change society.

Kidnappings on the Rise. Central America Report 27:6-7 July 28, 2000.
Organized crime kidnappings bring charges of police corruption and incompetence.

New President Sworn In. Central America Report 26:6-7 June 4, 1999.
Francisco Flores takes over with zero inflation and a 48% poverty rate.

Terzian, John. SF Advisors in El Salvador: The Attack on El Paraiso. Special Warfare 14:18-25 Spring 2001.
Describes work of US advisors in the 1980s.

War Horrors Relived as Exhumations Continue. Central America Report 27:7-8 June 9, 2000.
War crimes by US trained army group uncovered but protected by amnesty laws.

 


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