Political and Economic Dictionary of Latin America, A by Peter Calvert

By Peter Calvert

This Dictionary offers an neutral and worthy historical past to the Latin American zone, very important for an individual drawn to the present affairs, fresh heritage and economic system of this mammoth quarter. Entries supply definitions of phrases, strategies, names and businesses key to discussions of relevant and South the USA. masking a few forty eight nations and territories, this quantity bargains a distinct perception to the political and financial dimensions of this various sector.

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The Bahamian dollar is fixed at par with the US dollar. Heavy foreign investment in tourism in the 1990s declined after the terrorist attacks on the USA in 2001. There is a limited amount of commercial fishing in the ‘Out Islands’, where economic activity varies widely. There is no personal income tax or corporation tax in the islands, the bulk of the government’s revenues deriving from import duties, with some 11% from taxes relating to tourism. 1% of the estimated total value of exports of goods and services in 2001.

España, 60, Of. net Asociación Nacional Republicana—Partido Colorado (ANR—PC) National Republican Association—Colorado Party, Paraguay The right-wing Colorado (‘Red’) Party was founded in 1887 and has been a major force in Paraguayan politics ever since. It originated in a conservative faction created by Gen. Bernardino Caballero (President of Paraguay 1882–91) and it took its name from the faction’s red banners. The Colorados were in power from 1887 until 1904 when the Liberals replaced them in a popular uprising.

The mineral is Suriname’s largest source of foreign exchange. Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela are the largest producers of aluminium in Latin America. A– Z 41 Belaúnde Terry, Fernando Fernando Belaúnde Terry (1912–2002), President of Peru 1963–68 and 1980–85, was born in Arequipa, brought up in an upper middle-class family, and qualified as an architect at the University of Texas in 1935. Architecture spurred his interest in politics, and in 1945–48 he served as a member of Congress. On the military coup of Gen.

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