Latin America


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


CONTENTS

Latin America--Airline Industry
Latin America--Economic Aspects
Latin America-- Environmental Aspects

Latin America -- Foreign Relations
Latin America-- Foreign Relations--China
Latin America --Foreign Relations--United States


Latin America--Airline Industry


Periodicals

Ott, James. Latin American Airline CEOs Brace for Consolidation. Aviation Week & Space Technology 150:61-62 May 17, 1999.


Latin American--Economic Aspects


Books

Elhance, Arun P. Hydropolitics in the Third World: Conflict and Cooperation in International River Basins. Washington, D.C., United States Institute of Peace Press, 1999.
See Chapter 1: The Parana - La Plata Basin, pp. 25-52.
Book call no.: 333.91 E41h
 
Philip D. Oxhorn and Graciela Ducatenzeiler. University Park, PA, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998. 270 p.
Book call no.: 338.98 W555

Regional Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Political Economy of Open Regionalism.. Edited by Victor Bulmer-Thomas. London, University of London, Institute of Latin American Studies, 2001. 322 p.
Book call no.: 330.98 R336

United Nations. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. Economic Survey of the Latin America and the Caribbean 1997-1998. Santiago, Chile, 1998. 268 p.
Includes a Statistical Annex on two diskettes.
Book call no.: 330.98 U58e 1997/98

The United States and the Americas: A Twenty-First Century View, edited by Albert Fishlow and James Jones. New York, W. W. Norton, 1999. 253 p.
Prepared as background reading for an international conference on the Future of the Western Hemisphere and U.S. National Interests.
Book call no.: 303.4827308 U581

Ward, John. Latin America: Development and Conflict Since 1945. New York, Routledge, 1997. 127 p.
An economic history embracing social and political themes.
Book call no.: 3330.980033 W259L

Weaver, Frederick Stirton. Latin America in the World Economy: Mercantile Colonialism to Global Capitalism. Boulder, CO, Westview Press, 2000. 252 p.
Historic perspective on economic development in Latin America with emphasis on the period since 1930.

Periodicals

Aitken, Brian J. and Ann E. Harrison. Do Domestic Firms Benefit From Direct Foreign Investment? Evidence of Venezuela. American Economic Review 89:605-618 June 1999.
Promoting foreign investment to encourage technology "spillovers" proves to be small, with some scenarios producing negative affects.

Adelante!: The New Rural Activism in the Americas. NACLA Report on the Americas 33:13-49 March/April 2000.
Issue title with seven related articles.

Albright, Madeleine. Ensuring Democracy and Prosperity in the Americas. U.S. Department of State Dispatch, pp 1-4, May 1999.
Remarks to the Council of the Americas, Washington, DC, May 4, 1999.

All Around, Dramatic Signs of Continuing Market Vulnerability. Latin American Weekly Report, p 421, September 14, 1999.

Barro, Robert J. From Seattle to Santiago, Let the Dollar Reign. Hoover Digest no.3:104-107 1999.
The author endorses a plan that could bring much-needed economic stability to Central and South America.

Betting on the Information Age. Central America Report 28:7 September 14, 2001.
Efforts by Panama to create a Telecommunications and Technological Zone, a pioneering effort in Latin America.

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

Bulmer-Thomas, Victor. The European Union and MERCOSUR: Prospects for a Free Trade Agreement. Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs 42:1-22 Spring 2000.
Reviews the " background, motivation, and the prospects for success" of the EU and MERCOSUR to establish a free trade agreement.

Climbing the Human Development Ladder. Latin American Weekly Report, pp 330-331, July 17, 2001.
Comparative world rankings for human development.

Closing the Door to Immigrants Brings Fatal Consequences. Central America Report 27:4-5 July 28, 2000.
While an increasing number of immigrants die attempting to reach the US, the money sent home by Central Americans becomes for some countries, the leading source of foreign exchange.

Colburn, Forrest D. Inequality in Latin America. Dissent 46:26-29 Summer 1999.

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

Crawley, Andrew. Equality, Poverty, Democracy. The World Today 56:20-22 July 2000.
Generalized assessment of issues facing Latin America in the 21st century.

Crisis Prevention Returns to the Fore. Latin American Weekly Report, pp 234-235, May 22, 2001.
International finance reform is discussed.

DeRouen , Karl Jr. and Heo, Uk. Modernization and the Military in Latin America. British Journal of Political Science 31:475-496 July 2001.
Economic results of defense spending.

Dollarization: Where are the Benefits? Central America Report 28:4-5 June 15, 2001.
Advantages and disadvantages of adopting the US dollar as currency.

Emigrants' Remittances Still Going Strong. Latin American Weekly Report, pp 56-57, January 29, 2002.
In the year 2000, Latin American expatriates earned (in the US) and sent back to their native countries in excess of $23 billion, which equaled or exceeded 10% of the Gross Domestic Product in six Latin American countries.

Ellner, Steve. The Radical Potential of Chavismo in Venezuela. Latin American Perspectives 28:5-32 Describes the rise to power of Chavez, his policies and external threats to his economic plan.

Fauriol, Georges A. and Weintraub, Sidney. The Century of the Americas: Dawn of a new Century Dynamic. The Washington Quarterly 24:139-148 Spring 2001.
Discussion of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA).

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

Global Finance in the Americas: Wealth and Hunger Revisited. NACLA Report on the Americas. 33:12-47 July-August 1999.
Various articles on debt and development among current economic issues.

Gomez, Ricardo. The Hall of Mirrors: The Internet in Latin America. Current History 99:72-77 February 2000.
Discusses actual and potential uses of Internet in Latin America.

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

Green, Duncan. The Failings of the International Financial Architecture. NACLA Report on the Americas. 33:31-36 July-August 1999.
This issue is devoted to a report on global finance.

Hakim, Peter. Uneasy Americas. Foreign Affairs 80:46-61 March/April 2001.
Noted problems in hemispheric relations that offer opportunities for U.S. leadership.

Henwood, Doug. The Americanization of Global Finance. NACLA Report on the Americas. 33:13-16+ July-August 1999.
This issue is devoted to a report on global finance.

In Danger of Sanctions for Money Laundering. Central America Report 27:6 July 21, 2000.
Panama named as one of thirty-five countries failing to meet standards aimed at limiting money laundering.

Is 'Flexibilisation' the Recipe for Jobs? Latin American Weekly Report,, pp 236-237, May 23, 2000.
Looks at strategies for increasing employment.

Kitfield, James. Trouble in the Near Abroad. National Journal 32:162-171 January 15, 2000.
Instability in Latin America - issues facing a new US president.

Lemco, Jonathan and MacDonald, Scott B. Latin America's Volatile Financial Markets. Current History 100:86-89 February 2001.
Describes greatest challenge for Latin America as "dependence on international capital markets.

Latin America's Imperiled Progress. Journal of Democracy 10:33 July 1999.
An introduction to six articles that consider some of the economic and political trends in Latin America and assess recent developments.

Lessons from Argentina. Central America Report 29:1-2 January 25, 2002.
Details on the fallout from the economic crisis.

Lowenthal, Abraham F. Latin America at the Century's Turn. Journal of Democracy 11, no 2:41-55 April 2000.
"Recent disappointments" about "Latin America's economic and democratic prospects" require "recognition of the region's diversity and a sense of perspective" to improve the region's prospects for future success.

Mendonca, Maria Luisa. Debt, Drugs and Democracy: An Interview with Noam Chomsky. NACLA Report on the Americas. 33:24-30 July-August 1999.
This issue is devoted to a report on global finance.

"Modern" Meant Chiefly Big and Foreign. Latin America Weekly Report,, pp 188-189, April 18, 2000.
Part II: Assessing 'Economic Reforms' - Describes impacts of reforms on growth, employment and equity.
Oliver Costilla, Lucio Fernando. The Reconstitution of Power and Democracy in the Age of Capital Globalization. Latin America Perspectives 27:82-104 January 2000.
The theme of this issue is "The Working Class, Democracy, and Justice".

The Policies of the Mangabeira Group. Latin American Weekly Report, pp 318-319, July 11, 2000.

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.

Policies Had Negative Impact on Jobs. Latin American Weekly Report,, pp 176-177, April 11, 2000.
Part I: Assessing 'Economic Reforms' - Conclusions of a five-year study.

Radical Left Responses to Global Impoverishment. Latin American Perspectives 27:3-142 September 2000.
Seven articles describing leftist strategies to counter socioeconomic inequalities.

Roddick, Jacqueline. El Nino, El Viejo and the Global Reshaping of Latin America: Surviving the UNCED Coups. Third World Quarterly 20:771-800 1999.
Rosen, Fred. Doing Battle Against the Debt. NACLA Report on the Americas. 33:42-45 July-August 1999.
Jubilee 2000, a well-funded coalition of religious and civic groups, is spearheading a world-wide campaign for the cancellation of Third World debt. This issue is devoted to a report on global finance.

Salinas de Gortari, Carlos and Mangabeira Unger, Roberto. The Market Turn Without Neoliberalism. New Perspectives Quarterly 16:29-36 Spring 1999.
Text of an article published in Challenge magazine, January-February 1999.

Summit of the Americas: Free Trade or Free-For-All? World Press Review 48:20-24 July 2001.
Selected articles on free trade.

Stokes, Bruce. It's the Off-Season for Trade Deals. National Journal 31:2996 October 16, 1999.
Discusses merits and motives of free-trade talk with Chile.

Taking the Opposition to the US. Latin American Weekly Reporter, p 261, June 5, 2001.
Charges by Chile that the US is attempting to undermine Mercosur thought a NAFTA-type agreement with Chile.

Trade Challenges for the Bush Administration. Latin American Weekly Report, pp 54-55, January 30, 2001.
Excerpts from Latin American study on trade issues.

Ugarteche, Oscar. The Structural Adjustment Stranglehold: Debt and Underdevelopment in the Americas. NACLA Report on the Americas. 33:21-23 July-August 1999.
This issue is devoted to a report on global finance.

UNDP Releases Development Report. Central America Report 28:1-2 July 27, 2001.


Latin America--Environmental Aspects


 Books

Terborgh, John. Requiem for Nature. Washington, Island Press, 1999. 234 p.
Describes alarming destruction of Peruvian rain forest and habitat.
Book call no.: 333.720913 T315r

Ward, John. Latin America: Development and Conflict Since 1945. New York, Routledge, 1997. 127 p.
An economic history embracing social and political themes.
Book call no.: 3330.980033 W259L

Periodicals

Bush Uses Summit to 'Green' His Image. Latin American Weekly Report, p 182, April 24, 2001.
Bush continues link between trade and environmental policies to the displeasure of conservative Latin Americans.

Gomez, Salvador E. Intelligence Activities and Environmental Concerns. Military Intelligence 25:37-41 October-December 1999.

Holston, Mark. Where Has All the Water Gone? Americas 52:32-39 May/June 2000.
Describes the problem of a lack of drinking water throughout the hemisphere and efforts to increase and preserve available resources.

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.

Taylor, David. The Greening of the Carbon Trade. Americas 51:14-21 August 1999.
Creative research in climate change is promoting the exchange of gas-emission credits between countries, while conserving precious forests.


Latin America -- Foreign Relations


 Books

Atkins, G. Pope. Latin America and the Caribbean in the International System. 4th ed. Boulder, CO, Westview Press, 1999. 449 p.
Book call no.: 327.8 A873L 1999

Atkins, G. Pope. Handbook of Research on the International Relations of Latin America and the Caribbean. Boulder, CO, Westview, 2001. 411 p.
"...a multidisciplinary reference to the literature on the international relations of Latin America and the Caribbean....[with] more than 1,600 books cited..."
Book call no.: 327.729 A873h

Mares, David R. Violent Peace: Militarized Interstate Bargaining in Latin America. New York, Columbia University Press, 2001. 302 p.
Looks at why military force is used when states disagree in terms of the "costs" of using force.

Periodicals

Addicott, Jeffrey and Roberts, Guy. Building Democracies with Southern Command's Legal Engagement Strategy. Parameters 31:72-84 Spring 2001.

Agenda for the New US President. Latin American Weekly Review, pp 8-9, January 2, 2001.
Synopsis of a report by Inter-American Dialogue listing the pressing issues for the region.

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

Chalk, Peter. The 'War on Drugs': Is the USA's Colombia Policy Working? Jane's Intelligence Review 12:40-42 December 2000.

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.

Emigrants' Remittances Still Going Strong. Latin American Weekly Report, pp 56-57, January 29, 2002.
In the year 2000, Latin American expatriates earned (in the US) and sent back to their native countries in excess of $23 billion, which equaled or exceeded 10% of the Gross Domestic Product in six Latin American countries.

Fox Ponders Pulling Out of the Rio Treaty.
Latin American Weekly Report, p 425, September 11, 2001.
Fox calls for replacement of Rio Treaty, the hemisphere's defense accord since 1947, calling it obsolete and useless.

Gomez, Ricardo. The Hall of Mirrors: The Internet in Latin America. Current History 99:72-77 February 2000.
Discusses actual and potential uses of Internet in Latin America.

Johnson, Kenneth L. Regionalism Redux? The Prospects for Cooperation in the Americas. Latin America Politics and Society 43:121-138 Fall 2001.
Describes options and climate for regional cooperation.

Klepak, Hal. Colombia: Why Doesn't the War End? Jane's Intelligence Review 12:41-48 June 2000.

Margolis, Mac. Take That Gringos; In Latin America, Old Resentments Cloud Sympathy for the U.S. Newsweek, p 32+, October 8, 2001.
Expressions of resentment against U.S. triggered by Sept. 11. Cover story of International edition, with no coverage in domestic edition. Hardcopy not owned by AUL. Available though Proquest, bibliographic information from source.

Norton, Michael. Haitian Mission Quietly Draws to a Close. Army Times 60:12 February 7, 2000.

Pragmatic Diplomacy in Latin America. Free China Review 47:28-32 December 1997.
In September 1997, President Lee Teng-hui visited four countries in Central and South America.

Rackley, David. Colombia's War Enters a Bitter New Phase. Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy 28, no. 2:16 2000.

Ramsey, Russell W. The Democratic Sustainment Course at the U.S. Army School of the Americas. DISAM Journal 22:84-88 Fall 1999.

Romero, Peter F. Current Issues in the Western Hemisphere Region. DISAM Journal 22:54-62 Fall 1999.
Reprint of a statement by the acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemispheric Affairs.

Schulz, Donald E. The Growing Threat to Democracy in Latin America. Parameters 31:59-71 Spring 2001.


Latin America-- Foreign Relations--China


Periodicals

Mora, Frank O. Sino-Latin American Relations: Sources and Consequences, 1977-1997. Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs 41:91-116 Summer 1999.


Latin America --Foreign Relations--United States


 Books

Rabe, Stephen G. The Most Dangerous Area in the World: John F. Kennedy Confronts Communist Revolution in Latin America. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Press, 1999. 257 p.
Book call no.: 327.7308 R114m

Huggins, Martha K. Political Policing: The United States and Latin America. Durham, NC, Duke University Press, 1998. 247 p.
Book call no.: 363.20973 H891p

Manwaring, Max B. U.S. Security Policy in the Western Hemisphere: Why Colombia, Why Now, and What is to Be Done?. Carlisle, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2001. 40 p.
Author recommends a political-military strategy as opposed to a continued tactical and operational response.
Book call no.: 327.730861 M295u

Smith, Peter H. Talons of the Eagle: Dynamics of U.S.-Latin American Relations. 2nd ed. New York, Oxford University Press, 2000. 418 p.
Book call no.: 327.7308 S656t 2000

von Hipple, Karin. Democracy by Force: US Military Intervention in the Post-Cold War World. New York, Cambridge University Press, 2000. 224 p.
Examines nation building through military intervention in Panama, Somalia, Haiti, and Bosnia.
Book call no.: 327.73 V946d

 Periodicals

Addicott, Jeffrey and Roberts, Guy. Building Democracies with Southern Command's Legal Engagement Strategy. Parameters 31:72-84 Spring 2001.

Burt, Jo-Marie. Time for a U.S. Truth Commission. NACLA Report on the Americas 32:5 May/June 1999.
The author calls for full disclosure on U.S. policy in Latin America--past and present.

Bush Wary of Involvement in Colombia. Latin American Weekly Report, p 105, February 27, 2001.
President Bush answers a press question on free trade and US military involvement in Colombia.

Brown, David. Puerto Rico Rejects Vote on Vieques. Navy Times 49:10 February 7, 2000.

Chalk, Peter. The 'War on Drugs': Is the USA's Colombia Policy Working? Jane's Intelligence Review 12:40-42 December 2000.

Crandall, Russell. Explicit Narcotization: U.S. Policy Toward Colombia During the Samper Administration. Latin American Politics and Society 43:95-120 Fall 2001.
U.S. relations with Colombia under Samper, who was perceived to be "an enemy in the drug war."

Doyle, Kate and Isacson, Adam. A New World Order? U.S. Military Mission Grows in Latin America. NACLA Report on the Americas 35:14-20 November/December 2001.

Emigrants' Remittances Still Going Strong. Latin American Weekly Report, pp 56-57, January 29, 2002.
In the year 2000, Latin American expatriates earned (in the US) and sent back to their native countries in excess of $23 billion, which equaled or exceeded 10% of the Gross Domestic Product in six Latin American countries.

Hakim, Peter. Uneasy Americas. Foreign Affairs 80:46-61 March/April 2001.
Noted problems in hemispheric relations that offer opportunities for U.S. leadership.

Johnson, Kenneth L. Regionalism Redux? The Prospects for Cooperation in the Americas. Latin America Politics and Society 43:121-138 Fall 2001.
Describes options and climate for regional cooperation.

Kitfield, James. Trouble in the Near Abroad. National Journal 32:162-171 January 15, 2000.
Instability in Latin America - issues facing a new US president.

Kitfield, James. The Anti-Smugglers' Blues. National Journal 33:2604-2609 August 18, 2001.
US military involvement in the drug war.

Klepak, Hal. Colombia: Why Doesn't the War End? Jane's Intelligence Review 12:41-48 June 2000.

Marcella, Gabriel. Plan Colombia: The Strategic and Operational Imperatives. Carlisle, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2001. 29 p. (Implementing Plan Colombia Special Series)

Margolis, Mac. Take That Gringos; In Latin America, Old Resentments Cloud Sympathy for the U.S. Newsweek, p 32+, October 8, 2001.
Expressions of resentment against U.S. triggered by Sept. 11. Cover story of International edition, with no coverage in domestic edition. Hardcopy not owned by AUL. Available though Proquest, bibliographic information from source.

Norton, Michael. Haitian Mission Quietly Draws to a Close. Army Times 60:12 February 7, 2000.

Panama Remains Neutral Toward Plan Colombia. Central America Report 27:7-8 September 22, 2000.

Passage, David. Colombia in Turmoil: How the U.S. Could Help. Special Warfare 13:8-15 Winter 2000.
Examines U.S. national interests in Colombia.

Politics and Economics of Latin America, edited by Frank Columbus. Huntington, NY, Nova Science, 2001. 282 p.
Selected readings on current issues

Rackley, David. Colombia's War Enters a Bitter New Phase. Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy 28, no. 2:16 2000.

Ramsey, Russell W. The Democratic Sustainment Course at the U.S. Army School of the Americas. DISAM Journal 22:84-88 Fall 1999.

Romero, Peter F. Current Issues in the Western Hemisphere Region. DISAM Journal 22:54-62 Fall 1999.
Reprint of a statement by the acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemispheric Affairs.

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

Roddick, Jacqueline. El Nino, El Viejo and the Global Reshaping of Latin America: Surviving the UNCED Coups. Third World Quarterly 20:771-800 1999.

Sharpe, Kenneth E. and Spencer, William. Refueling a Doomed War on Drugs: Flawed Policy Feeds Growing Conflict. NACLA Report on the Americas 35:21-26 November/December 2001.

Shifter, Michael. United States-Latin American Relations: Preparing for the Handover. Current History 100:51-57 February 2001.
Mexico's agenda to change the nature of U.S. relations with Latin America.

Schulz, Donald E. The Growing Threat to Democracy in Latin America. Parameters 31:59-71 Spring 2001.

Tate, Winifred. Into the Andean Quagmire: Bush II Keeps Up March to Militarization. NACLA Report on the Americas 35:45-49 November/December 2001.

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.

U.S. Aid to Colombia: Partnership for Democracy or a "New Vietnam." Congressional Digest 80:33-43 February 2001.
Five articles examining U.S. interests, the drug threat, Plan Colombia and legislative background.

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."

US Bill to Protect Its Soldiers.
Central America Report 28:2-3 June 22, 2001.
US efforts to circumvent the planned International Penal Court.

Waslin, Michele. Immigration Policy in Flux. NACLA Report on the Americas 35:34-38 November/December 2001.

Widening Destruction: Drug War in the Americas. NACLA 35:12-51 Eleven articles on the drug war throughout the Americas.


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