LATIN AMERICA - ECONOMIC ISSUES

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LATIN AMERICA - ECONOMIC ISSUES


September 1997


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BOOKS


Atkins, G. Pope. Encyclopedia of the Inter-American System. Westport, CT, Greenwood, CT, 1997. 561 p.
Book call no.: 327.097 A873e

Balze, Felipe A. M. de la. Remaking the Argentine Economy. New York, Council on Foreign Relations Press, 1995. 197 p.
Book call no.: 338.982 B198r

Boyce, James K., ed. Economic Policy for Building Peace: The Lessons of El Salvador.. Boulder, CO, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1996. 359 p.
Book call no.: 338.97284 E19

Chalmers, Douglas A. and others. The New Politics of Inequality in Latin America. New York, Oxford University Press, 1997. 644 p. (Oxford studies in democratization)
Deals with democracy and political participation in Latin America, in settings where civic institutions exist alongside social and economic inequalities, and where violence is a key resource for many.
Book call no.: 323.042098 N532

Dew, Edward M. The Trouble in Suriname, 1975-1993. Westport, CT, Praeger, 1994. 243 p.
Book call no.: 988.303 D515t

Dietz, James L., ed. Latin America's Economic Development: Confronting Crisis. Boulder, CO, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1995. 401 p.
Book call no.: 338.98 L3575

Edwards, Sebastian. Crisis and Reform in Latin America: From Despair to Hope. New York, Oxford University Press, 1995. 364 p.
Book call no.: 338.98 E26c

Escude, Carlos. Foreign Policy Theory in Menem's Argentina. Gainesville, FL, University Press of Florida, 1997. 166 p.
Book call no.: 327.82 E74f

Foreign Military Markets: Latin America & Caribbean. Newtown, CT, Forecast International, 1997. 1 vol.
Reports on various countries include information on economy, government, budget, military posture, etc.
Book call no.: R 338.476234 F7141

Harrison, Lawrence E. The Pan-American Dream: Do Latin America's Cultural Values Discourage True Partnership with the United States and Canada?. New York, Basic Books, 1997. 310 p.
Book call no.: 303.4827308 H319p

Human Rights Watch World Report 1997: Events of 1996. New York, Human Rights Watch, 1996. 383 p.
Human Rights Watch/Americas: pp73-121
Book call no.: 323.4905 H918 1997

Jane's Sentinel: Central America and the Caribbean. . Alexandria, VA, Jane's Information Group, 1997. 1 vol.
Regional Overview, pp 1-6.
Offers separate material on each country including sections on each country's economic profile.
Book call no.: R 972.8053 J33 1997

Jane's Sentinel: South America. . Alexandria, VA, Jane's Information Group, 1996. 1 vol.
Regional Overview, pp 1-8.
Offers separate material on each country including sections on each country's economic profile.
Book call no.: R 980 J33 1996

Jennifer, McCoy and others, eds. Venezuelan Democracy Under Stress. New Brunswick, NJ, Transaction Publishers, 1995. 288 p.
Book call no.: 987.0633 V4581

Martinez Bengoa, Javier. Chile, the Great Transformation. Washington, Brookings Institution, 1996. 156 p.
Book call no.: 338.983 M385c

Perez-Lopez, Jorge F. Cuba's Second Economy: From Behind the Scenes to Center Stage. New Brunswick, N.J., Transaction Publishers, 1995. 221 p.
Book call no.: 330.097291 P438c

Ritter, Archibald R. M. Cuba in the International System: Normalization and Integration. New York, St. Martins Press, 1995. 294 p. (International political economy series)
Book call no.: 327.7291073 C9621

Rotberg, Robert I., ed. Haiti Renewed: Political and Economic Prospects. Washington, Brookings Institution Press, 1997. 245 p.
This book derives from the conference on (Prospects for Political and Economic Reconstruction in Haiti) in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico in 1995.
Book call no.: 972.94073 H153

Schneider, Ronald M. Brazil: Culture and Politics in a New Industrial Powerhouse. Boulder, CO, Westview Press, 1996. 255 p.
Book call no.: 981 S359b

Schulz, Donald E. and Williams, Edward J., eds. Mexico Faces the 21st Century. Westport, CT, Praeger, 1995. 218 p.
Book call no.: 972.083 M6112

Simon, Joel. Endangered Mexico: An Environment on the Edge. San Francisco, Sierra Club Books, 1997. 275 p.
Book call no.: 363.700972 S595e

South America, Central America and the Caribbean, 1997. 6th ed. London, Europa Publications Limited, 1996. 774 p.
Latin America and Caribbean Economies: An Introduction, by David E. Hojman, pp 3-10.
Book call no.: R 980.003 S726 6th ed. 1997

Starn, Orin and others, eds. The Peru Reader: History, Culture, Politics. Durham, NC, Duke University Press, 1995. 531 p.
Book call no.: 985 P9331

Tulchin, Joseph S. and others, eds. Cuba and the Caribbean: Regional Issues and Trends in the Post-Cold War Era. Wilmington, DE, SR Books, 1997. 275 p.
Book call no.: 303.4827291 C962

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. U.S. Relations with Colombia, Joint hearing...103rd Cong, 2nd sess. Washington, GPO, 1995. 65 p.
Book call no.: 327.7309861 U58u

United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Trade Issues Regarding Chile and Other Latin American Countries in Light of the NAFTA Experience. Hearing...104th Cong,1st sess. Washington, GPO, 1996. 132 p.
Book call no.: 337.73083 U58t

United States. Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers. Washington, GPO, 1997.
Book call no.: 382.05 U58n 1997

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DOCUMENTS


Coy, Bernie D. (LtCol, USA). The U.S. Trade Embargo Against Cuba. Carlisle Barracks, PA, Apr 1996. 37 p. (Army War College (U.S.) Strategy research project)
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-537 C881u

Gonzalez, Edward. Cuba's Dismal Post-Castro Futures. Santa Monica. CA, 1996. 15 P. (Rand Corp. Report P)
Doc. call no.: M-U 30352-16 no. 7987

Sachtleben, Glen R. (LtCol, USMC). U.S. Policy Toward Cuba for the Next Decade. Carlisle Barracks, PA, Mar 1996. 36 p. (Army War College (U.S.) Strategy research project)
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-537 D121u

Spinetta, Lawrence J. (2dLt, USAF). Strengthening Economic Performance & Competitiveness in an LDC (less developed country): The Effects of Military Expenditure in Ecuador. Cambridge, MA, 1995. 69 p. (Harvard University. Thesis (M.S.))
Doc. call no.: M-U 43567-786


PERIODICALS


Acevedo, Carlos and others. El Salvador's Agricultural Sector: Macroeconomic Policy, Agrarian Change and the Environment. World Development 23:2153-2172 Dec '95.
Current agricultural policy in El Salvador fails to further the goals of macroeconomic growth and stability, sustainable livelihood security and environmental sustainability.

Ah, Pan-American Free Trade! Economist 342:43 Mar 1 '97.
The U.S. and Brazil are posturing over a proposed free-trade agreement involving the whole of the Americas.

Alvarez, Elena H. Economic Development Restructuring and the Illicit Drug Sector in Bolivia and Peru. Journal of Interamerican Studies & World Affairs 37:125-149 Fall '95.
Examines the inter-relationship between the restructuring of the economy that is now taking place in Bolivia and Peru and how the process is affected by the illicit cocaine drug sector.

Ambrus, Steven. Nicaragua's Fast Track to Prosperity? Americas 49:14-19 Aug '97.
Plans for construction of a "dry canal" linking the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of Nicaragua could make the engine of Central American integration.

Angell, Alan and Graham, Carol. Can Social Sector Reform Make Adjustment Sustainable and Equitable? Journal of Latin American Studies 27:189-219 Feb '95.
Social sector reforms in Chile and Venezuela are examined.

Bowers, Paige. Ally Status for Argentina Would Not Be Defense Pact. Current News: Early Bird, p12, Aug 18 '97.
Secretary of State Albright proclaimed Argentina one the U.S.'s closest friends and partners, but held off granting it the status of a non-NATO ally. A State Department official said ally status would be more symbolic than practical. Reprinted from the Washington Times, Aug 16 '97. p5.

Boyce, James k. Adjustment Toward Peace: An Introduction. World Development 23:2067-2077 Dec '95.
The recent experience of El Salvador presents lessons for economic policy in post-conflictual transitions.

Brockett, Charles D. and others. Latin America Economic Development and Regional Integration. Officer 73:17-22 Jan '97.

Carter, Michael R. Agricultural Export Booms and the Rural Poor in Chile, Guatemala, and Paraguay. Latin American Research Review 31:33-65 1996.
A study examines the agricultural export booms in Chile, Guatemala and Paraguay.

Christopher, Warren and Insulza, Miguel. U.S.-Chile Relations: A Successful Partnership. U.S. Department of State Dispatch 7:85-87 Mar 4 '96.
Trade between the U.S. and Chile has been rather successful.

Clagett, Brice M. Title III of the Helms-Burton Act Is Consistent with International Law. American Journal of International Law 90:434-440 Jul '96.
Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 does no injustice to the governments that have denounced it. Title III deals with Cuban confiscation of U.S. property.

Clark, Mary A. Transnational Alliances and Development Policy in Latin America: Nontraditional Export Promotion in Costa Rica. Latin American Research Review 32:71-97 1997.
Clark considers what is thought to be the central obstacle to formulating and implementing changes in economic development.

Clinton, William J. Statement on Action on Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1995. Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents 32:1265-1266 Jul 22 '96.
Pres Clinton discusses commitment to a bipartisan policy that promotes a peaceful transition to democracy in Cuba and a course of action on Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act of 1995.

Deere, Carmen Diana. The New Agrarian Reforms. NACLA Report on the Americas 29:13-17+ Sep '95.
The conversion of Cuba's state-farm sector into a network of worker's cooperatives and the reopening of free agricultural markets have given Cubans hope that there might be a way out of their economic crisis.

DeGeorge, Gail. A Touch of Capitalism. Business Week, pp50-52, Mar 17 '97.
To maintain control and prevent collapse, Castro has started to allow careful injections of capitalism in an attempt to revive the economy.

Dornbusch, Rudiger. Currency, Crises and Collapses. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, pp 219-293, '95.
The peso question in Mexico, Chile and Brazil is revisited by examining several instances of currency collapse and by identifying their common features.

Even Oil Is Growing Less Sacred. Economist 339:63-64 Jun 1 '96.
Of Latin America's oil-producing countries, only Argentina has both opened its oil market to foreigners and privatized its national industry.

Evers, Stacey. Briefing: South America Treads Steady Route to Unity. Jane's Defence Weekly 28:19-25 Aug 6 '97.
The Cold War's border wars and internationally funded insurrections have given way to a much more profitable and stable relationship among many South American nations.

Fairweather, Virginia. Infrastructure Opportunities in Chile. Civil Engineering 67:46-49 Apr '97.
While Chile's economy is South America's success story, the country now needs an infrastructure to ensure future growth and overseas investors to finance that growth.

Falk, Pamela S. The US..-Cuba Agenda: Opportunity or Stalemate. Journal of Interamerican Studies & World Affairs 39:153-162 Spring '97.
The outlook for U.S.-Cuban relations is assessed.

Fauriol, Georges and Weintraub, Sidney. U.S. Policy, Brazil, and the Southern Cone. Washington Quarterly 18:123-134 Summer '95.

Foley, Michael W. Laying the Groundwork: The Struggle for Civil Society in El Salvador. Journal of Interamerican Studies & World Affairs 38:67-104 Spring '96.
The struggle going on in El Salvador is essentially a struggle over the character and direction of the new civil society that has arisen in the wake of the war and the Jan 1992 Peace Accords.

Friedland, Jonathan. Their Success Earns Chileans a New Title: Ugly Pan-Americans. Wall Street Journal 228:pA1+ Oct 3 '96.
Focuses on Chile which has greatly benefitted from the explosion of regional commerce, and on how Chile is viewed by its neighbors.

Fritsch, Peter and Vogel, Thomas T. Jr. Jump Start: Venezuela Expands Oil Industry Rapidly, Irking Others in OPEC. Wall Street Journal, pA1+, Aug 14 '97.

Fuerst, J. S. Costa Rica. Commonweal 122:10-11 Oct 6 '95.
An examination of the economic conditions of Costa Rica demonstrates that the South American country is almost the model third world country.

Getting Together. Economist 339:42-43 Jun 29 '96.
The MERCOSUR free-trade agreement in South America that originally included Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay is expanding to include Bolivia, Chile and maybe Venezuela.

Gordon, Joy. Cuba's Entreprenurial Socialism. Atlantic Monthly 279:18-30 Jan '97.
The Cubans have coped surprisingly well with recent economic crises and tighter U.S. sanctions, which hurt the U.S. as well as Cuba.

Graff, Jennifer. Economic Growth and Advances in Foreign Trade Accelerate Chile's Infrastructure Needs. Business America, pp 21-22, Aug '96.

Graham, Carol. Democracy and Economic Reform. Brookings Review 13:42-45 Winter '95.
The transformation of Peru's economy is examined.

Half-Empty or Half-Full: A Survey of Brazil. Economist 335:34p sup after page 64 Apr 29 '95.

Hallo Again. Economist 340:34 Aug 24 '96.
Chile is now on good relations with most of its Latin American neighbors, and has trade agreements with all big Latin American partners except Peru.

Heroic Illusions: A Survey of Cuba. Economist 339:S1-S16 Apr 6 '96.
A survey of politics, government and economic conditions in Cuba appear in a collection of articles after p56.

Hewitt, W. E. Canada-Latin America Municipal Exchange as a Strategy for Regional Development: Some Observations on the Cost-Benefit Balance Sheet. Journal of Developing Areas 30:447-461 Jul '96.
The rather diverse set of linkages now existing between Canadian municipalities and their partners in Mexico, El Salvador, Peru, Ecuador, Chile and Brazil are discussed.

Hilton, Isabel. Economic Reform in Brazil: An Interview with Eliana Cardoso. International Affairs 72:727-736 Oct '96.

Hojman, David E. Poverty and Inequality in Chile: Are Democratic Politics and Neoliberal Economics Good for You? Journal of Interamerican Studies & World Affairs 38:73-96 Summer '96.
Discusses the free-market, open-economy model adopted by Chile's civilian, democratically elected administrations and analyzes whether this model has affected the country's distribution of income and degree of poverty.

Interview (with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, Jeffrey Davidow). Jane's Defence Weekly 28:32 Aug 6 '97.
Economic integration is "paramount" to U.S. plans for carving a new relationship with other nations in the Western Hemisphere.

Jenish, D Arcy. Storm over Cuba. Maclean's 109:26-28 Mar 11 '96.
An incident in which Cuban MiG fighter planes shot down two Cessna aircraft operated by Cuban-Americans further poisoned relations between the U.S. and Cuba and will have some fallout for Canadian firms involved in Cuba.

Jonas, Susanne. The Peace Accords: An End and a Beginning. NACLA Report on the Americas 30:6-10 May/Jun '97.

Jones, James C. Development: Reflections from Bolivia. Financial Management 56:111-120 Winter 96.
Discusses the implications of economic development policies in Bolivia. Article is fulltext on EBSCO Host.

Kowalski, B. J. The Americas. World Press Review 43:26-27 Nov '96.
New items from Haiti, Colombia and Peru are presented.

Kritzer, Barbara E. Privatizing Social Security: The Chilean Experience. Social Security Bulletin 59:45-55 Fall '96.
In 1981, Chile introduced a new approach to social insurance, a system of individual capitalization accounts financed solely by the employee.

Lear, John and Collins, Joseph. Working in Chile's Free Market. Latin American Perspectives 22:10-29 Winter '95.
While many nations are being shoved into the realm of unfettered market forces, Chile has had a free market since 1973.

Leigh, Monroe. Agora: The 1994 U.S. Action in Haiti--The Political Consequences of Economic Embargoes. American Journal of International Law 89:74-77 Jan '95.
The U.S. economic embargo against Haiti failed to unseat Haiti's military government, though it did produce enornous hardships on the country's poor. Similar embargoes against Cuba, Panama and the USSR are discussed.

Leogrande, William M. Enemies Evermore: US Policy Toward Cuba after Helms-Burton. Journal of Latin American Studies 29:211-221 Feb '97.
Under the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act of 1996, no U.S. President can lift or even relax the embargo against Cuba until Castro and the existing regime fall from power.

Limia, Miguel and others. Rethinking the Revolution: Nine Testimonies from Cuba. NACLA Report on the Americas 29:23-32 Sep '95.
A number of prominent Cubans associated with the revolution ponder the country's future and offer their assessments of the need for economic and political reforms.

Lisio, Stephen A. Helms-Burton and the Point of Diminishing Returns. International Affairs 72:691-711 Oct 96.
Lisio examines the recent tightening of the economic embargo by the US against Cuba, which provides legal recourse against the non-compliance of third parties.

Lowenfeld, Andreas F. Congress and Cuba: The Helms-Burton Act. American Journal of International Law 90:419-434 Jul '96.
Lowenfeld addresses several aspects of the Helms-Burton Act, including embargo provisions and provisions for achieving democracy in Cuba.

Marcouiller, Douglas and others. Formal Measures of the Informal-Sector Wage Gap in Mexico, El Salvador, and Peru. Economic Development & Cultural Change 45:367-392 Jan '97.
One-third to one-half of all paid employment in Mexico, El Salvador and Peru is in the informal sector. Data on Mexico cast doubt that the informal sector is a poorly paid but easily entered refuge for those who have no other option for employment.

McCarry, John. Peru Begins Again. National Geographic 189:2-35 May '96.
Bankrupt and beset by terrorists as recently as 1990, Peru is enjoying a national revival.

McClenahen, John S. South America's Tough Transition. Industry Week 245:50-53 Jun 17 '96.
The shift away from hyperinflation and authoritarian regimes in South America has been uneven, and there is a danger in generalizing about the continent.

McFadyen, Deidre. The Social Repercussions of the Crisis. NACLA Report on the Americas 29:20-22 Sep '95.
Those who get ahead in today's Cuba are no longer loyal revolutionaries who work within the system, but the hustlers, the people with generous relatives in Miami and the new managers of joint ventures with foreign capital.

Meller, Patricio and others. Growth, Equity, and the Environment: Issues and Evidence. World Development 24:255-272 Feb '96.

Mendes, Paulo F. U.S. Trade Mission Will Visit Brazil's State of Bahia, the Land of Opportunites. Business America 118:17-20 Mar '97.
Brazil has been made one of the U.S.'s highest priorities for commerce as part of the Big Emerging Markets strategy.

Mendoza, Miguel Rodriguez and Kotschwar, Barbara. Latin America: Expanding Trade Opportunities. SAIS Review 17:39-60 Summer-Fall '97.
Regional trade agreements are flourishing in Latin America. Contrary to the expectations of some, these agreements have increased trade both within the region and with the rest of the world.

Menem, Carlos Saul. The Value of the UN for Small Countries. New Perspectives Quarterly 13:36-37 Winter '96.

MERCOSUR Approach to FTAA Advances. Latin American Weekly Report, p364, Aug 5 '97.
Canada agreed to negociate a free-trade agreement with MERCOSUR, and the Chilean foreign minister said that Chile is betting on comprehensive integration with MERCOSUR, far beyond any interest it may have in a deal with NAFTA.

Meron, Theodor and Vagts, Detley F. The Helms-Burton Act: Exercising the Presidential Option. American Journal of International Law 91:83-84 Jan '97.
The authors suggest that President use his authority to suspend provision of the Helms-Burton Act that allow lawsuits against companies that do business with Cuba.

Morici, Peter. The United States, World Trade, and the Helms-Burton Act. Current History 96:87-88 Feb 97.
Morici argues that it is time for President Clinton and Congress to recognize that threatening foreign companies that use or benefit from property in Cuba is creating more costs than benefits.

Mye, Randy and Palagonia, Lorena. MERCOSUR's Potential Market Is Now Over 200 Million People with a Combined Economy of Nearly $1 Trillion. Business America, pp 17-18, Aug '96.

Now They Are Six Economist 341:52-53 Dec 21 '96.
Bolivia signed a free-trade agreement with MERCOSUR on Dec 17.

Ochoa, Manuel Castillo. Fujimori and the Business Class: A Prickly Partnership. NACLA Report on the Americas 30:25-30 Jul '96.
Until recently, Peru's business community has been a key pillar of support for President Fujimori's neoliberal economic program for Peru.

Ortiz, Roman D. New Trends in the Southern Cone. Military Technology 20:32-34 Jan '96.
The Southern Cone moves away from authoritarianism and instability toward regional integration and economic progress.

Panama: Foreign Trade Pacts Abound. Central America Report 24:2-3 May 29 '97.
A proliferation of foreign trade agreements with Asian nations and South America promise investment, jobs and the development of former U.S. military bases in the canal zone.

Pena, Felix. New Approaches to Economic Integration in the Southern Cone. Washington Quarterly 18:113-122 Summer '95.

Powers, Nancy R. The Politics of Poverty in Argentina in the 1990s. Journal of Interamerican Studies & World Affairs 37:89-137 Winter '95.

Remapping South America: A Survey of MERCOSUR. Economist 341:30p sup following p58 Oct 12 '96.

Richards, Donald G. Regional Integration and Class Conflilct: MERCOSUR and the Argentine Labour Movement. Capital & Class, pp 55-82, Autumn '95.
The impact of the MERCOSUR agreement on wages, employment and working conditions in Argentina is discussed. Available on ProQuest CD-ROM database.

Rieff, David. Cuba Refrozen. Foreign Affairs 75:62-76 Jul '96.
Cuba's downing of the Brothers to the Rescue planes in Feb 1996 halted the thaw in relations between Cuba and the US.

Schrieberg, David. Dateline Latin America: The Growing Fury. Foreign Policy 100:161-175 Spring '97.
If economic reforms are to be consolidated and popularly accepted, the international community will have to focus its efforts on improving the lives of ordinary Latin Americans.

Silva, Eduardo. Democracy, Market Economics, and Environmental Policy in Chile. Journal of Interamerican Studies & World Affairs 38:1-33 Winter '96-'97.

Starr, Pamela K. Government Coalitions and the Viability of Currency Boards: Argentina under the Cavallo Plan. Journal of Interamerican Studies & World Affairs 39:83-133 Summer '97.
The Cavallo Plan stabilized the Argentine economy without sacrificing short-term growth, but the sheen of economic success began to tarnish in autumn of 1995.

Stinson, Douglass. An Era of Stability and Economic Growth Leads to a Boom in Peruvian Higher Education. Chronicle of Higher Education 43:A37-A38 Dec 20 '96.

Stokes, Bruce. Don't Cry for Them. National Journal 28:1253-1257 Jun 8 '96.
Formerly closed and dominated by the state, Argentina's economy is gradually shedding its old Peronist ways.

Stokes, Susan C. Democratic Accountability and Policy Change: Economic Policy in Fujimori's Peru. Comparative Politics 29:209-226 Jan '97.

Suarez-Torres, Jose and Lopez-Paredes, Dolores. Development, Environment, and Health in Crisis. Latin American Perspectives 24:83-103 May '97.
Although the goals of development have been framed in economic terms in Ecuador as in the majority of Latin American countries, national balance sheets have ignored the environmental damage and social costs.

Tarnoff, Peter. U.S. Policy Toward Cuba. US Department of State Dispatch 6:446-453 May 29 '95.
The current political and economic conditions in Cuba and U.S. foreign policy toward Cuba are discussed.

Turner, Roger. Chile: A Unique Paradigm in Latin America. Business America 118:15-17 Apr '96.
Chile is a unique paradigm in Latin America for open markets, privatization and preferential trade agreements.

Two Languages--Or One. Economist 341:52 Nov 9 '96.
The language policy of Latin American countires has been somewhat affected by MERCOSUR, the insipient common market founded by Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay in 1991.

Vergara, Pilar. In Pursuit of "Growth with Equity": The Limits of Chile's Free-Market Social Reforms. NACLA Report on the Americas 29:37-43 May '96.

Vogel, Thomas T., Jr. Oil in Ecuador: A Tale of Missed Opportunity. Wall Street Journal, pA15, Apr 3 '97.
While the rest of Latin America is opening up to new foreign oil investment, Ecuador has become one of the most maddening places in the world for foreign oil companies to do business.

Wood, Elizabeth and Segovia, Alexander. Macroeconomic Policy and the Salvadoran Peace Accords. World Development 23:2079-2099 Dec '95.
The relationship between macroeconomic policies and the implementation of the peace agreement that ended the civil war in El Salvador is analyzed.

Yeves, Enrique. Realigning the Pieces on Latin America'sTrade Chess-Board. Ceres: FAO Review 27:10-13 Jan '95.
The signing of NAFTA has turned the Americas into an enormous chessboard on which an intriguing game of commerce is being played.

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