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Editors: Lara Naciamento and Gustavo Sousa
Book Description:
In recent decades, many changes have taken place in Latin America as a result of economic, social and security developments. Increases in inequality and poverty continue to be major problems. As a result of social inequality, there have been increases in crime and violence as well. This book focuses on these recent changes that have taken place in Latin America, as well as the many cultural and linguistic challenges that exist in the bilingual community. The health-care system in the region is also discussed, as well as some of the major health issues that the community is presently facing.

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Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. The Roots of Cuba's Agricultural Renascence, pp. 1-32
(Paul L. Gersper, Univ. of California, Berkeley)

Chapter 2. Implication of U.S. Rice Export Promotion Programs: The Case of Selected Latin American Countries, pp. 33-47
(Dae-Seob Lee, Yiqian Wang and P. Lynn Kennedy)

Chapter 3. From Argiropolis to Macondo: Latin American Intellectual and the Tasks of Modernization, pp. 49-79
(Emil Volek, Arizona State Univ., Tempe)

Chapter 4. Troubling the Femme Fatale Gender in the Brazilian Film Madame Sata (2002), pp. 81-95
(Antonio Marcio da Silva, Univ. of Bristol, UK)

Chapter 5. The Evolution and Contributions of Las Madres de Plaza de Mayo, pp. 97-112
(Lisa Wagner and Madalena Sanchez, Dept. of Classical and Modern Languages, Univ. of Louisville)

Chapter 6. Banks' Responses to the Entry of Banco Santander in Latin America, pp. 113-126
(Eric Rodriguez, Business School, Univ. de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia)

Chapter 7. Analyst Origin and their Forecasting Quality on The Latin American Stock Markets, pp. 127-149
(Jean-Francois Bacmann, RMF Investment Management, Quantative Analysis, Pfaffikon SZ, Guido Bolliger, Olympia Capital Management, Paris, France)

Chapter 8. Income Mobility in Latin America: A Pseudo-Panel Approach, pp. 151-166
(Jose Cuesta, Hugo Nopo, Georgina Pizzolitto, Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank)

Chapter 9. Latin America: Terrorism Issues - CRS Report, pp. 167-173
(Mark P. Sullivan)

Short Commentary

Linguistic and Cultural Challenges in the Bilingual Community: Empirical and Applied Perspectives, pp. 175-182
(Jeanette Altarriba, Dept. of Psychology, Univ. at Albany, State Univ. of New York, Albany, New York)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 201 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-349-8
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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