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  • South America
  • From a cultural perspective, * Latin America generally includes those parts of the Americas where Spanish, French or Portuguese prevail: Mexico, most of Central America, and South America. (wikipedia.org)
  • Describes how Belisario Betancur, the president of Colombia, is making an effort to fight the classic problems of South America including illiteracy, inequality, and foreign exploitation, as the camera tours the scenic countryside presenting a portrait of Colombia and its people. (berkeley.edu)
  • Professor Andrei N. Tchernitchin from the University of Chile has contributed the following article, which highlights some of the environment al and health problems, specifically those associated with lead pollution , that South America n countries are still struggling to eradicate. (everything2.com)
  • There is an overwhelming level of lead found in the blood of people in urban populations in South America . (everything2.com)
  • In fact, EU partners were angered by Spain's initial reaction which threatened European trade with Argentina, a free trade deal with Mercosur, and corporate interests throughout South America. (consortiumnews.com)
  • Central America
  • August 2000: Article Cristina Espinosa and Lorena Aguilar, from the Social Policy Program of the World Conservation Union, gave a seminar at PRB on "Gender and the Environment: Reflections from Central America. (prb.org)
  • His trip is being followed with great interest by Hispanics in the U.S. as well as in Mexico, Central America and farther to the south. (yahoo.com)
  • And with fewer Mexicans crossing the U.S. border illegally, the rest of Central America has become the main source of illegal immigration into the United States. (yahoo.com)
  • For centuries, Spain and the United States have dominated South and Central America, first through Spain's colonization and later via these two countries' economic clout, and in the U.S. case through political and military interventions. (consortiumnews.com)
  • North America
  • In Latin America, as in North America, three proud people - the indigenous Native American, European and African - were brought together by circumstances and through conflict to transform themselves into the extraordinary, diverse mix of contemporary cultures. (usnwc.edu)
  • America's
  • Today, mestizos make up the majority of Latin America's population. (wikipedia.org)
  • An examination of Latin America's struggle for economic development. (temple.edu)
  • Latin America's fight against corruption is increasingly becoming a priority," they wrote in a September blog on the IMF website. (csmonitor.com)
  • The Latin American Economic Outlook 2008 (LEO) is designed to be an indispensable reference on Latin America's economic trends, challenges and opportunities. (oecd.org)
  • Decision makers need to exploit the linkages between fiscal policy and democratic governance to successfully implement fiscal reform and address Latin America's urgent social challenges. (oecd.org)
  • WASHINGTON (AP) - America's "backyard," as Secretary of State John Kerry once referred to Latin America, is sprouting angry weeds as the scandal involving intelligence leaker Edward Snowden lays bare already thorny U.S. relations with Latin America. (yahoo.com)
  • Latin America wants international standing and chafes at any attempt by the United States to downplay its stature, hence the ruffled feathers when Kerry referred to the region as "America's backyard. (yahoo.com)
  • U.S. officials had backed Spain's position against the renationalization of YPF, but Washington increasingly finds itself having to recalculate its relationships with Latin America after many decades of highhandedness toward America's "backyard. (consortiumnews.com)
  • Analysts say Latin America's soil and climate are ideal for developing ethanol from soy and sugar cane, which are more efficient than the corn-based ethanol dominant in the United States -- the world's largest producer of biofuels. (reuters.com)
  • Latin America's biofuels production could eventually rival that of Asia, where China, India, and Indonesia are already among the top 10 world producers, according to OECD data. (reuters.com)
  • Obama
  • Today, Obama 's new outlook on dealing with Latin America is erasing the last 50 years of selfish policies and the use of force to change governments. (csmonitor.com)
  • A key cause for Mexico's violence is the demand for illegal drugs in the U.S., Obama said, though he reiterated his opposition to legalization of such drugs, which some Latin American leaders have called for. (yahoo.com)
  • Obama had meetings and a joint news conference scheduled with President Laura Chinchilla, who is serving as chair of the regional Central American Integration system. (yahoo.com)
  • And all this comes right after President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Kerry have all made recent treks to the region to bolster U.S. engagement in Latin America. (yahoo.com)
  • 19th
  • Peninsular , Spanish Peninsular, plural Peninsulares, also called Gachupín , or Chapetón , any of the colonial residents of Latin America from the 16th through the early 19th centuries who had been born in Spain . (britannica.com)
  • With the achievement of independence from Spain in the early 19th century, the creoles moved into the first rank of Latin American society, and the peninsulars were, in many cases, driven out. (britannica.com)
  • 2000
  • June 2000: Article With the largest proportion of people 60 years and older, Uruguay represents the "oldest" nation in Latin America - indeed, in the entire Western Hemisphere. (prb.org)
  • Fiscal Policy
  • In the 1990s, fiscal reform in Latin America focused with some success on insulating fiscal policy from politics, but many reforms ultimately failed because they did not take local political realities into account. (oecd.org)
  • Peru
  • In its latest assessment of the Peruvian economy, which was discussed by the IMF's 24-member Executive Board on February 13, the IMF said that Peru has emerged as one of the fastest growing and most stable economies in Latin America. (imf.org)
  • institutions
  • Latin America is a vast region, located historically and geographically proximate to the United States, where illegal immigration, drug cartels, crime, corruption and gangs are all symptoms of extreme poverty, weak institutions, poor governance and education, and slow and unequal economic development. (usnwc.edu)
  • governance
  • Following elections, several Latin American leaders are charged with finding ways to solve economic problems they have inherited or made worse through poor governance. (upenn.edu)
  • country's
  • When pianist Chico Valdés, meets singer Rita La Bella in a Cuban nightclub, they embark in a love journey embraced by Latin Jazz music and the events of their country's turbulent history. (k-state.edu)
  • practice
  • Personalismo , in Latin America , the practice of glorifying a single leader, with the resulting subordination of the interests of political parties and ideologies and of constitutional government . (britannica.com)
  • governments
  • Latin American governments have embarked upon substantial open government reforms in recent years. (oecd.org)
  • The project is based on an assessment that shows that public safety policies in Latin America do not take into account violence against women, because it is not clearly visualized by either governments or civil society,' she said. (truth-out.org)
  • Economic
  • But the settlement is expected to benefit Spain's broader economic interests throughout Latin America and inside Spain. (consortiumnews.com)
  • Spain's red line is anything that threatens Spanish control of Repsol, but the diplomatic fallout from the YPF saga has been hurting Spanish economic interests in Latin America, which are much bigger and more complex than Repsol alone, especially in the financial and telecommunication sectors. (consortiumnews.com)
  • content
  • The company, which focused on content for Latin America and the U.S. (mediapost.com)
  • A recent industry report claims that competition among triple- and quadruple-play providers is driving the adoption of fixed-line broadband services in Latin America, and recommends that service providers should provide both connectivity and content services. (lightreading.com)
  • Gender
  • According to UNIFEM, one out of three women in Latin America is abused at some point in her life, and gender-based violence causes more deaths and injuries among women between the ages of 15 and 44 than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents and war. (truth-out.org)
  • Nicaragua
  • Taking the opportunity to snub their noses at the U.S., Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua have already said they'd be willing to grant asylum for Snowden, who is wanted on espionage charges in the United States for revealing the scope of National Security Agency surveillance programs that spy on Americans and foreigners. (yahoo.com)
  • history
  • By giving attention to these writers, we can analyze their viewpoints on Latin American society, history, and culture, comparing their vision as outsiders with that of the official version. (temple.edu)
  • He joined UCLA's history department in 1964 and wrote his first book two years later, "The Unwritten Alliance: Rio Branco and Brazilian-American Relations. (latimes.com)
  • Spanish
  • The Latin American Studies Semester (LASS) is a 15-credit total immersion, interdisciplinary program designed to teach students to speak Spanish or to greatly increase their Spanish language fluency in one semester. (temple.edu)
  • The course meets daily from 9:00 a .m. to 3:00 p.m., and includes, in addition to Spanish language skill acquisition, the study of Latin America through social science, literature, and film. (temple.edu)
  • context
  • The detailed study of Latin America strives to situate the U.S. in the greater regional context of diverse peoples, cultures, histories, and influences. (usnwc.edu)
  • political
  • Discussion of the political and ideological questions involved in Latin American development. (temple.edu)
  • Uses a social problems approach to look at two controversial Latin American issues since the late 1960's: the tension between adopting a procedural vs. a substantive definition of democracy, and the emphasis on political vs. socioeconomic factors in explaining democratization. (temple.edu)
  • Latin America in 2019: Will Political Upheaval Stall Growth? (upenn.edu)
  • Latin American political parties have often been constituted by the personal following of a leader rather than by adherents of certain political beliefs or proponents of certain issues. (britannica.com)
  • But the paradigm is shifting as these once-weak Latin American nations build their economies and assert their political independence. (consortiumnews.com)
  • international
  • Alexander Robart, a PacWest Principal, spoke at the Latin America Unconventional Gas Conference on the topic of supply chain and infrastructure challenges associated with shale development in emerging international markets. (slideshare.net)
  • Here, we talk to experts in Latin America about "where to from here" with ISO 45001, the new International Standard on occupational health and safety management systems. (iso.org)
  • consumption
  • Central American leaders see drug consumption in the U.S. as a driving factor in their security issues, and many of them want the U.S. to take more responsibility in the fight against drug cartels. (yahoo.com)