Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. An introduction to twenty-first century Latin America -- 2. Early history -- 3. Democracy, dictators, and T�o Sam: a historical overview from independence to the present day -- 4. The other Americans -- 5. Society, family, and gender -- 6. Religion in Latin America -- 7. The political economy of Latin America -- 8. Democracy and authoritarianism: Latin American political culture -- 9. Politics, power, institutions, and actors -- 10. Struggling for change: revolution, social and political movements in Latin America -- 11. Guatemala / Susanne Jonas -- 12. Mexico / Nora Hamilton -- 13. Cuba / Gary Prevost -- 14. Brazil / Wilber Albert Chaffee -- 15. Argentina / Aldo C. Vacs -- 16. Chile / Eduardo Silva -- 17. Venezuela / Daniel Hellinger -- 18. Colombia / John C. Dugas -- 19. Nicaragua / Gary Prevost and Harry E. Vanden -- 20. Bolivia / Waltraud Q. Morales -- Appendix 1: Presidential elections -- Appendix 2: Recent Legislative elections.
- LCC: JL960
- Dewey Decimal: 320.98
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: xxiii, 632 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
- Nonfiction -- Government -- Public Affairs & Administration
- Nonfiction -- Politics -- General
- Nonfiction -- Politics -- Practical Politics
- Nonfiction -- Social Sciences -- Political Science -- Government
- Latin America -- Politics and government
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