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19159. SALUD DIGNA: SUCCESSFULLY COMPETING WITH FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS HARVARD BUSINESS CASE 311051 SOLUTION. This paper provides a Berkeley Research analysis and case solution to a Harvard Business social enterprise MBA and executive education case study by Allen Grossman and Regina Garcia-Cuellar on the Mexican non-profit Salud Digna. The case focuses on the difficulties of scaling an effective non-profit organization and CEO Moreno’s consideration of transforming the company, which provides diagnostic medical tests to the poor, into a for-profit organization. The analysis includes problem identification, problem analysis with SWOT, identification and assessment of alternatives, and recommendations. APA Style. 12 pages, 9 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources. 3,430 words.
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18769. CHILD DEVELOPMENT IN MEXICAN-AMERICAN AND ANGLO MOTHERS. This paper critically reviews the article “Determinants of Complexity in Mexican-American and Anglo-American Mothers’ Conceptions of Child Development,” by Gutierrez & Sameroff (1990). The article concerns a study which finds biculturalism and perspectivistic beliefs to be significant in increasing flexibility in child-rearing patterns. The review concludes by disagreeing with the implication that biculturalism should be emphasized more in American education and society. TAGS: child development, maternal influences, culture, Mexican-Americans, biculturalism, Latinos, education, article review. APA Style. 8 pages, 16 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source. 1,773 words.   $56
 
18756. ARGENTINA’S ECONOMIC POLICIES. This paper critiques the economic policies of Argentina under President Cristina Kirchner. It is argued that the nation’s recent economic problems are due to flawed policies such as the taxing of soybeans (which led to farmer strikes, food shortages and higher prices), raising rates on public services, and rushing to pay off the national debt (which resulted in the need to borrow new funds from Venezuela). It is also noted that the devaluation of the nation’s currency and the nationalization of pension funds have had a negative impact on foreign investment. KEYWORDS: economics government investment Argentina. APA Style. 5 pages, 20 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources. 1,316 words.   $35
 
18614. MEXICO: CRISIS AND COMPETITIVENESS HARVARD BUSINESS CASE STUDY 710058. This paper provides a Berkeley Research case analysis and case solution to a Harvard Business School business and government case study by Aldo Musacchio, Richard H.K. Vietor and Regina Garcia-Cueller on Mexico’s efforts to increase its national competitiveness. The time setting for the case is 2010. The case focuses on President Felipe Calderon’s efforts to orchestrate reform in the face of dwindling competitiveness. The paper includes problem identification, problem analysis, identification and assessment of alternatives, and recommendations. KEYWORDS: business case study solution national competitiveness economic reform business government relations healthcare services high tech exports mexico peso antitrust. APA Style, 12 pages, 10 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.
About Berkeley Research Case Solutions: Berkeley Research has offered authoritative case solutions to Harvard Business School case studies since 1984. We also feature solutions to case studies from other leading graduate business schools including Stanford, Darden, Wharton and Ivey. Our case solutions feature in-depth analysis drawing on appropriate analytical tools including S.W.O.T., P.E.S.T. and Five Forces analyses, and include secondary references from scholarly journals and leading business periodicals. We do not offer student-written essays; all of our case solutions are professionally written by MBA and DBA –degreed writers with proven aptitude and long experience in writing insightful case solutions. Unlike other case solutions made available on the Internet without competent evaluation of their merits, Berkeley Research case solutions are peer reviewed by a panel of case analysts prior to being offered on our website. The strongest and most gratifying endorsement of the quality of our case solutions comes from our customers: over two-thirds of our case study sales are made to repeat customers, graduate students and executives enrolled in some of the most distinguished and selective graduate business programs, and who necessarily set a high bar for analytical rigor and expository clarity. The Berkeley Research case study solution is a premium product intended for a discerning audience.
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18589. COLOMBIA: STRONG FUNDAMENTALS, GLOBAL RISK HARVARD CASE STUDY 710012. This paper presents a Berkeley Research case analysis and case solution to a Harvard Business School business and government case study by Musacchio, Vietor, Schlefer and Carnacho on Colombia’s economy and business climate in 2009. The case focuses on Colombian President Alvaro Uribe’s reforms and his efforts to secure US Congressional approval of a free trade agreement signed in 2006. The paper includes problem identification, problem analysis, discussion of potential alternatives, and recommendations. KEYWORDS: case study solution Colombia economy latin America macroeconomics country development trade agreements. APA Style. 12 pages, 7 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
18484. ARCOR: GLOBAL STRATEGY AND LOCAL TURBULENCE (ABRIDGED) HARVARD BUSINESS CASE STUDY 710407. This paper provides a Berkeley Research case analysis and case solution to a Harvard Business School strategic management case study by Pankaj Ghemawat, Michael G. Rukstad and Jennifer L. Illes on Argentine confectionary manufacturer, Arcor Group. The case focuses on Arcor’s efforts to implement an international strategy in the wake of the Argentine financial crisis. The paper includes problem identification, problem analysis with SWOT, identification and assessment of alternatives, recommendations and implementation plan. KEYWORDS: business case study solution argentina globalization acor strategy formulation global economy crisis communication political uncertainty. APA Style. 12 pages, 6 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources. 3750 words.
About Berkeley Research Case Solutions: Berkeley Research has offered authoritative case solutions to Harvard Business School case studies since 1984. We also feature solutions to case studies from other leading graduate business schools including Stanford, Darden, Wharton and Ivey. Our case solutions feature in-depth analysis drawing on appropriate analytical tools including S.W.O.T., P.E.S.T. and Five Forces analyses, and include secondary references from scholarly journals and leading business periodicals. We do not offer student-written essays; all of our case solutions are professionally written by MBA and DBA –degreed writers with proven aptitude and long experience in writing insightful case solutions. Unlike other case solutions made available on the Internet without competent evaluation of their merits, Berkeley Research case solutions are peer reviewed by a panel of case analysts prior to being offered on our website. The strongest and most gratifying endorsement of the quality of our case solutions comes from our customers: over two-thirds of our case study sales are made to repeat customers, graduate students and executives enrolled in some of the most distinguished and selective graduate business programs, and who necessarily set a high bar for analytical rigor and expository clarity. The Berkeley Research case study solution is a premium product intended for a discerning audience.
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18271. ATLAS ELECTRICA: INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL CASE STUDY 9-704-435. This paper provides a Berkeley Research case analysis and case solution to an international management case study by Michael E. Porter and Arturo Condo on Atlas Electrica, the largest home appliance firm in Central America. The case focuses on Atlas Electrica’s expansion strategies and its international marketing options, including possible acquisition of La Indecca. The paper includes problem identification, problem analysis with SWOT and Five Forces analysis, identification and assessment of alternative solutions, recommendations, and implementation plan. KEYWORDS: international management case study case solution atlas electrical central America latin american markets emerging developing markets globalization competitive advantage appliances strategy strategic management. APA Style. 12 pages, 18 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources. 3,520 words.   $84
 
18213. MEXICAN-AMERICANS AND TYPE-2 DIABETES. This paper critiques a research study regarding the use of Explanatory Models by Mexican-Americans (on the Texas/Mexico border) with Type-2 diabetes. The study finds that both traditional folk beliefs and biomedical beliefs (acquired through local clinic interventions) are used in attempting to understand the disease and cope with it. The study is criticized for its use of a small specific sample (which limits the ability to generalize the findings); nonetheless, the study provides important insights for the improvement of treatment and education efforts for this type of population. TAGS: Mexican Americans diabetes healthcare research study. APA Style. 9 pages, 19 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.
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18201. NGO SECTOR IN HAITI. This paper provides an overview and analysis of the current state of civil society development and nongovernmental organizational sector in Haiti. The paper begins with an overview of Haitian society and economy. Following this, Haitian civil society and the non-governmental sector are profiled in the context of Haitian political culture, socioeconomic change and changing state-society relations, and the international context of Haiti's domestic politics and socioeconomic development. KEYWORDS: haiti civil society non-governmental organizations ngos political unrest international aid. APA Style. 18 pages, footnotes, 38 bibliographic sources.   $126
 
17736. AZTEC MILITARY ORGANIZATION & STRUCTURE. This paper provides an overview and analysis of Aztec military structure and organization. Among the topics considered are how the Aztec Army was fielded, the rank structure of the Aztec military, military training, the function of the military in larger society, whether or not the Aztecs had what could have been considered a “professional army”, and how the Aztec military compared to the Spanish military it encountered in the early 16th century. Consistent with the position put forth by Aztec historian Ross Hassig (1988), it is argued that the debate over the “professional” status of the Aztec army is really just a matter of semantics. Although the Aztec military did not conform to European standards of professional armies for that era, the Aztecs nevertheless had a complex military organization and a “professional” army within the context of the Aztec economy and culture. KEYWORDS: aztecs mesoamerican history military structure army rank military organization cortes mexican conquest. 21 pages, 41 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources. 6,270 words   $133
 
17550. LABOR RELATIONS IN COSTA RICA. This paper provides an overview and analysis of labor relations in Costa Rica, with an emphasis on labor relations at international corporations operating in Costa Rica and the influence of powerful trade unions operating in Costa Rica’s public sector. Traces the history of trade unionism from the early 20th century and the banana workers employed at the United Fruit Company, considering the unique (for Central America) involvement of the national government as an advocate for labor. Profiles the current position of organized labor in the Costa Rican public and private sectors, and considers the disproportionate (to their numbers) power of trade unions. The concluding section considers the implications of trade union power for foreign corporations operating in Costa Rica. KEYWORDS: costa rica labor relations trade unions mncs foreign corporations fdi unionism fruit industry. APA Style. 15 pages, 45 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources. 3,652 words.   $105
 
17406. THE TEXAS RANGERS IN THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR. This paper provides an overview and analysis of the role of the Texas Rangers in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). Drawing on a wide range of primary (memoirs, letters, journalistic reports) and secondary sources, the motivations and activities of the Texas Rangers during the war are described and explained. The relations between the Rangers and the regular Army, state volunteers, and the Mexican enemy are explored. The Rangers’ contributions to the war effort are described and assessed. The analysis also takes a critical look at the widely accepted image of the Rangers as honorable citizen soldiers and unbiased dispensers of even-handed justice. Related to this is an exploration of the Rangers’ role in committing atrocities. The concluding section makes an appraisal of the Rangers’ overall role in the war and considers the merits of the legend of the Texas Rangers. KEYWORDS: Texans rangers Mexicans Texas Rangers war. 24 pages, 46 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
17400. SPANISH VERSUS AZTEC MILITARY STRATEGY AND TACTICS. This paper explores the military strategies and tactics evident in the conquest of Mexico, comparing and contrasting the military strategies and tactics used by Cortés versus those favored by Montezuma, Cuauhtémoc and the other Aztec kings and military leaders. Consistent with the perspective of Hassig, Thomas and other revisionist historians, it is argued that Cortés’ successful military strategy and tactics, rather than the Spaniards’ superior weaponry or any inherent superiority of Spanish character, gave the Spaniards a critical advantage over the Aztecs in Cortés’ drive to conquest Mexico. While the traditional historical view often seems to discount the role of strategy in the Aztecs’ response to Cortés, it will be argued here that the Aztecs, no less than Cortés, waged war within the context of an overarching strategic plan and that the Aztecs’ military strategy and tactics did at times place a significant barrier between Cortés and his ultimate objective of claiming the Aztec Empire and its riches. KEYWORDS: Spanish conquest Mexico Aztec Cortez Cortes Montezuma military strategies weaponry. 20 pages, 51 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources. 4,682 words.   $133
 
17204. URBAN DEVELOPMENT OF MEXICO CITY. This paper presents an overview and analysis of Mexico City’s history and urban development. The history and evolution of Mexico City’s historic center and subsequent suburbanization and sprawl in the 20th century is described and analyzed. The first section of the paper presents a summary overview of contemporary Mexico City, including information about the city’s geography, size, and major subdivisions. The second section traces the history of Mexico City’s development through the 19th century and into the first part of the 20th century, ending with the 1910 Mexican Revolution. The third section describes the city’s development in the 20th century, considering the major milestones and influences on that development. A concluding section briefly looks at Mexico City’s future. Keywords: urban development Mexico history suburbs. 18 pages, 69 footnotes in text, 26 bibliographic sources.   $126
 
17058. THE ASSASSINATION OF GAITAN AND COLOMBIA'S ERA OF VIOLENT CONFLICT ("LA VIOLENCIA"). This paper discusses the political career of Jorge Eliecer Gaitan and how his 1948 assassination led to a period of violent conflict between Colombia’s liberals and conservatives. The paper also discusses how these events gave rise to the Communist guerilla organizations that continue to exist in the country today. Keywords: assassination Colombia politics violence. 11 pages; 47 footnotes; 9 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
17040. "THE HARDER THEY COME" (1973, DIR., PERRY HENZELL). This paper examines the historical accuracy of this Jamaican film (starring Jimmy Cliff), with an emphasis on how it depicts the lifestyle and culture of the time (1960s-1970s). Includes a discussion of poverty and other hardships, the drug trade, outlaw heroes, aspects of religion, and the development of the Reggae music scene. 11 pages; 23 footnotes; 6 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
15978. THE ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL SITUATION IN BRAZIL. This paper discusses the economic status of Brazil during the late 20th and early 21st centuries, as well as the government’s efforts to attain economic development during that time. Concludes that despite problems, investors have an “optimistic but cautious” outlook on the country’s future growth. 11 pages; 52 footnotes; 13 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
15977. GUYANA, JAMAICA & TRINIDAD: COUNTRY PROFILES. This paper compares the history, economic development, political leadership and social problems in the three Caribbean countries of Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad. 24 pages; 59 footnotes; 15 bibliographic sources. 5,445 words.   $133
 
15945. "OF BORDERS AND DREAMS" BY CHRIS LISKA CARGER (BOOK REVIEW) This paper reviews Carger’s book concerning a Mexican-American boy in Chicago and his challenges in school. The author used a unique methodology in which she absorbed herself into the subject’s life and formed an intimate bond with the boy and his family. Keywords: immigrants Mexico urban children education Latinos. 6 pages; 19 footnotes; 1 bibliographic source. 1,437 words.   $42
 
15902. THE SPANISH CONQUEST OF MEXICO AND THE SOCIETY CREATED IN THE COLONY OF "NEW SPAIN". This paper covers the reasons for Spanish Conquest, the events of the Conquest, and the factors that contributed to the Spanish victory in Mexico. In addition, it discusses the political, economic, and social structures of “New Spain,” the impact of the colony on indigenous peoples, and the reform efforts that were made by the Spanish government. 12 pages; 63 footnotes; 7 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
15893. THE PORFIRIATO. This paper discusses the reign of General Porfirio Diaz in Mexico between the years 1876 and 1910. His dictatorship resulted in certain economic benefits, but social inequalities also stirred great resentment among the Mexican people. This resentment, in turn, contributed to the conditions that gave rise to the Mexican Revolution of 1910. 8 pages; 24 footnotes; 6 bibliographic sources.   $56
 
15892. THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION. This paper examines how the Mexican Revolution arose in reaction to the social inequalities of the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz. The paper also discusses the different goals of the conservative and radical revolutionary leaders, and argues that the revolution resulted in at lest some social changes and opened the way for further improvements. 8 pages; 31 footnotes; 5 bibliographic sources.   $56
 
15889. THE EFFECTS OF COLONIALISM IN THE CARIBBEAN. This paper critically examines the impact of colonialism in the Caribbean, arguing that although colonialism brought some benefits, it mostly had a damaging impact. Notably, colonialism in the region caused the destruction of indigenous populations, limited future economic development, created a social underclass, resulted in fragmentation among the islands, and contributed to the region’s underdevelopment in the present day. 6 pages; 24 footnotes; 5 bibliographic sources.   $42
 
15885. JIMMY CARTER AND U.S. RELATIONS WITH NICARAGUA. Using primary sources, this paper discusses President Carter’s support of the corrupt and repressive Somoza regime, his efforts to create a moderate government in Nicaragua and his decision to support the leftist Sandinistas when they took over. It is noted that the issues were not fully resolved by the time Carter’s presidency ended. 16 pages; 27 footnotes; 10 bibliographic sources.   $112
 
15863. PYRAMIDS IN PRE-COLUMBIAN AMERICA, EGYPT, AND MESOPOTAMIA. This paper compares the pyramidal structures in these three cultures and argues that, in terms of architectural features and ritual functions, the Pre-Columbian pyramids have more in common with the Mesopotamian ziggurats than with the Egyptian pyramids. 13 pages; 24 footnotes; 10 bibliographic sources.   $91
 
15854. BRAZIL'S GOLD RUSH. This paper discusses the changes in population and settlement patterns resulting from the discovery of gold in Brazil in 1693. As such, Brazil's gold rush demonstrates the role played by economic factors in the development of migratory patterns. KEYWORDS: Brazilian history gold rush Brazil 17th. 22 pages; 84 footnotes; 20 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
15836. U.S. POLICIES TOWARD CUBA FROM THE 1890'S THROUGH THE 1960'S. This paper discusses relations between the U.S. and Cuba, emphasizing how America's goals and the methods to achieve them changed over the course of time. 8 pages; 22 footnotes; 4 bibliographic sources.   $56
 
15809. SEXUAL ABUSE AND LOW ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN LATINAS. This paper provides a literature review as background for setting up a study on the relationship between sexual abuse in childhood or adolescence (and lack of treatment) and low academic achievement in Hispanic females. KEYWORDS: Hispanic women education academic achievement child sexual abuse. 13 pages; 43 footnotes; 26 bibliographic sources. 3,523 words.   $91
 
15769. DOING BUSINESS IN COLOMBIA: A COUNTRY RISK ANALYSIS. This paper presents a country analysis of Colombia from the perspective of a U.S.-based company considering the establishment of a new foreign branch in Colombia. The analysis includes an overview of Colombia's history, culture, political structure, economic structure, and current political, economic, and social conditions and their likely impact on doing business in Colombia. KEYWORDS: colombia market country risk foreign investment colombian economy business environment. 14 pages, 56 footnotes, 21 bibliographic sources. 5,087 words.   $98
 
15724. AMERINDIANS IN ARGENTINA. This paper examines the fact that only about one percent of the current total population of Argentina consists of Amerindians. This is attributed to harsh and uncaring treatment on the part of European explorers and settlers in the early history of the nation. Various factors are discussed, including forced labor, the introduction of new diseases, the mass immigration of Europeans, and the late 19th Century campaign to eliminate Amerindians in the pampas region. 11 pages, 36 footnotes in text, 8 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
15722. GOODS, POWER, HISTORY (ARNOLD J. BAUER). A discussion of Bauer's study of the "material culture" of Latin America throughout its history. It is argued that Bauer is inconclusive on the extent to which the "material culture" is "manufactured" (imposed by outside forces) or "genuine" (accepted by the people). Despite Bauer's equivocal stance, it is concluded that the "material culture" of Latin America is more "manufactured" than "genuine." 13 pages, 26 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $91
 
15721. GOODS, POWER, HISTORY (ARNOLD J. BAUER). A discussion of Bauer's study of the "material culture" of Latin America throughout its history. It is argued that Bauer is inconclusive on the extent to which the "material culture" is "manufactured" (imposed by outside forces) or "genuine" (accepted by the people). Despite Bauer's equivocal stance, it is concluded that the "material culture" of Latin America is more "manufactured" than "genuine." 11 pages, 26 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $77
 
15714. THE NEW WORLD OF THE GOTHIC FOX (VÉLIZ) AND THE WEALTH AND POVERTY OF NATIONS (LANDES). Compares how these two books treat the role of religion on the development of Latin America (in contrast to "English America," or North America). Although Véliz discusses the role of Catholicism in Latin America, it is argued that Landes provides more information on how religion contributed to the psychological differences between Latin Americans and English Americans. 7 pages; 16 footnotes; 2 bibliographic sources.   $49
 
15702. GENERAL MOTORS OF MEXICO: STRATEGY. This paper provides an overview and analysis of General Motors Corp.'s (GM) strategy and operations in Mexico. Following a brief history of GM in Mexico, the analysis profiles the auto giant's current operations and strategy in Mexico, including labor, financial and distribution issues, and plans for expansion. The analysis considers both the opportunities and obstacles GM confronts in Mexico. The concluding section assesses GM's Mexican strategy to-date and makes recommendations for the future. 12 pages, 36 footnotes, 25 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
15670. CROSS CULTURAL HRM: EMPLOYEE EMPOWERMENT IN THE U.S., MEXICO AND JAPAN. This paper looks at implementing one particular category of HRM practice and policy (employee empowerment) across three different national cultures: American, Japanese, and Mexican. The analysis examines how the American conception of empowerment as an HRM practice for competitive advantage "translates" across two other national cultures (Japanese, Mexican) and work environments. The analysis begins with a brief outline of measures of cultural differences used in this assessment and an identification of how each country fits along each dimension. Following this, empowerment is defined within its American conceptualization and practice. The next two sections examine empowerment in the context of Japanese and Mexican work settings. KEYWORDS: employee motivation empowerment employees culture motivation japanese mexican american workers. 12 pages, 24 footnotes, 19 bibliographic sources. 2,981 words.   $84
 
15669. MEXICO'S MAQUILADORAS. Following an overview of the institutional framework, history, current status (money and people involved, regions involved), and trends in Mexico's maquiladora sector, the analysis considers the major criticisms leveled against the maquiladoras and their impact on Mexico, its workers, and its citizens, looking closely at charges that the maquiladoras exploit Mexican workers, jeopardize worker health and safety, and create environmental and public health problems. The concluding section provides a response to the critique, pointing out the benefits of maquiladoras and arguing that many of the problems are the result of inept governance in Mexico. The Mexican government is called on to take a more aggressive stance in establishing environmental, health and safety regulations, and in establishing a livable minimum wage. KEYWORDS: nafta mexico us trade fdi outsourcing mexican labor maquiladora border industries. APA Style. 18 pages, 34 footnotes, 22 bibliographic sources. 3,884 words.   $126
 
15668. IMMIGRATION, GLOBALIZATION, AND THE CITY: THE CASE OF BUENOS AIRES. This paper explores and compares the impact of the two major waves of immigration (the first European, the second Latin American) on the city of Buenos Aires, looking at the forces underpinning each movement, the characteristics of the two immigrant waves, the role played by each group in the local economy and society, and the overall impact of each wave on the status of Buenos Aires as a world city and perhaps, evolving global city. In looking at the impact of the more recent wave of immigration, the analysis will focus closely on the relation between the second-wave type of immigration and the concept of the global city as articulated by Sassen (1991) and others. KEYWORDS: immigration urbanization buenos aires north south migration global cities globalization. 29 pages, 59 footnotes, 32 bibliographic sources. 7,545 words.   $133
 
15661. THE ARGENTINE ECONOMIC CRISIS AND DOLLARIZATION. This paper provides an overview and analysis of the current economic crisis in Argentina. The analysis considers the background and history of the crisis, its major components and symptoms, the steps taken to-date by both the Argentine government and the international community to deal with the crisis, and the appropriate strategies to be tried in the future. In particular, the analysis considers the extent to which "dollarization" may alleviate some of Argentina's current economic woes. It is argued that in addition to maintaining its nationwide austerity program while simultaneously working closely with the poorer provinces to address the disparate social impact of the economic crisis, Argentina should embark on a dollarization program. KEYWORDS: argentina economy argentine currency monetary policy dollarization. APA Style. 33 pages, 83 footnotes, 38 bibliographic sources. 8,945 words.   $133
 
15625. MERCOSUR: IMPOSSIBLE ALLIANCE OR PRAGMATIC REGIONALISM? The history, current status and future prospects of Latin America's leading trade bloc is considered in the context of the following specific questions: MERCOSUR -- an impossible alliance on the road to nowhere or an example of pragmatic, open regionalism? The analysis makes a qualified argument in favor of the latter position, noting that although MERCOSUR's economic benefits are questionable and its future ambitions related to economic integration unrealistic, it has served its members well in terms of political objectives, and that it will continue to do so in the future. 16 pages, 54 footnotes, 27 bibliographic sources.   $112
 
15621. NEOLIBERALISM IN LATIN AMERICA: ARE THERE ALTERNATIVES? This paper discusses the assertion that "There is no alternative to neoliberalism in Latin America." The analysis begins with a brief overview of the ideology and central components of what is known as "neoliberalism" and a review of the outcomes of neoliberalism in Latin America and the problems associated with the model. The major criticisms of neoliberalism as a development strategy for Latin America are then considered. A final section briefly reviews the possible alternatives to the neoliberal model. The conclusion argues that there are alternatives to neoliberalism in Latin America and that the region's achievement of sustainable development will depend upon the successful implementation of these alternative models. 13 pages, 57 footnotes in text, 24 bibliographic sources.   $91
 
15547. IN THE LAND OF GOD AND MAN (SILVANA PATERNOSTRO). Review of book on the threat of the spreads of AIDS among Latin American women, which the author argues is related to the extramarital affairs of "macho" husbands. Criticizes the author's use of "emotionalized" language, but otherwise finds the book useful because it provokes debate on an important health risk issue. 6 pages, 18 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $42
 
15521. JOSE GUADALUPE POSADA. A paper on the influential modern Mexican graphic artist, known for using expressionistic techniques in his engravings. Various works are described including works criticizing the dictatorial government of the time and others depicting the harsh social conditions of the people. The paper also examines Posada's artistry, his depiction of news events, and his use of death imagery. 12 pages, 38 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
15478. THE NICARAGUAN DRY CANAL PROPOSAL. Within the framework of a comparative analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of the Panama Canal, this paper provides an overview and analysis of the proposed Nicaraguan "dry canal" project, considering the environmental, commercial, economic, and human development aspects of each. The analysis begins with an overview of the current and likely future role of the Panama Canal as a trans-Oceanic passage. Following this, the analysis describes the history and current scope of the Nicaraguan dry canal proposal, comparing its advantages and disadvantages (commercial, economic, environmental, human development) with that of the Panama Canal. KEYWORDS: canals oceanic passages nicaragua dry canal term paper. APA Style. 18 pages, 41 footnotes, 24 bibliographic references.   $126
 
15474. DEMOCRATIZATION IN BRAZIL. This report examines both the process and the results to date of democratization in Brazil. The first section examines theories of democratic transition, focusing on Samuel P. Huntington's (1991) The Third Wave and considering its application to Brazil. Again using Huntington's theory of democratization as the framework for analysis, the second part of the report presents a case analysis of democratization in Brazil, looking first at how Brazil made the transformation from an authoritarian to a democratic form of rule, and then examining and evaluating Brazil's progress and success to date with democratization. 25 pages, 67 footnotes, 34 bibliographic references.   $133
 
15463. MEXICAN IMMIGRATION & ACCULTURATION. This research paper provides an overview and analysis of Mexican immigration and acculturation/assimilation in the United States. The essay begins with a background overview on the history and current character of Mexican immigration to the U.S. Following a discussion of models of assimilation/acculturation, the paper then focuses on the acculturation/ assimilation of Mexican immigrants and their descendants, looking at factors such as language acquisition, economic integration, and adoption of American social-cultural values and traditions. KEYWORDS: mexican immigration immigrants mexican-americans assimilation language acquisition mexicans term paper. MLA Style. 16 pages, 57 footnotes, 33 bibliographic references.   $112
 
15454. CHILEAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, 1970-2000. This paper provides an overview and analysis of the past thirty years (1970-present) of development in Chile. The analysis identifies the major economic strategies and models followed during this period, tracking their shifts and consistencies through the various administrative regimes and considering the degree of "fit" (or lack thereof) between the political and economic systems of the respective eras. In assessing the performance of each sub-period, the central focus will be to examine the relationship between the process of economic growth and social equity. The analysis begins with a summary overview of the main models of political/economic development followed in Chile over the last thirty years and a discussion of current political and economic conditions in Chile. The remainder of the paper is broken into subsections corresponding to the major economic/political sub-periods: 1) socialist democracy (pre-1973); 2) the authoritarian free market (1973-1989); and 3) the democratic transition (1990-present). A concluding section summarizes recent political/economic events and looks towards the future. KEYWORDS: chile economy politics chilean economic development term paper. APA Style. 15 pages, 69 footnotes, 26 bibliographic references.   $105
 
15429. RACE RELATIONS IN CUBA. This paper draws on recent scholarship to provide a portrait of historical and current race relations in Cuba. The history of Cuban race relations is traced from the pre-independence period, through the Wars of Independence, the American Occupation, the post-colonial Republican period, the Cuban Revolution of 1959 and through the Castro regime up to the present time. In examining the history of Cuban race relations, the analysis also considers how U.S. race relations influenced the Cuban situation. The U.S.-Cuban intersection of racial perspectives is also considered in terms of how American attitudes and norms on race relations have informed the attitudes and perspectives of Cuban-Americans. KEYWORDS: Cuba race relations cuban history cuban-americans black white. 12 pages, 17 bibliographic references. 4,392 words.   $84
 
15301. HONDURAS: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. This term paper provides an overview and analysis of the Honduran economy, focusing on the current problems and opportunities in Honduran economic development. Following a discussion of the country’s economic history (which is critical to understanding the current challenges to economic development), the investigation provides an overview of current economic, political and social characteristics in Honduras, considering some of the key factors limiting economic growth and examine recent efforts to promote growth. KEYWORDS: honduras country profile honduran economy economic development term paper. APA Style. 20 pages, 45 footnotes, 21 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
15146. THE IMPACT OF CUBAN REFUGEES ON DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Topics include the formation of enclaves in Southern Florida, the diversity of the group, political and economic activities, conflicts with other ethnic groups, and cultural contributions. 8 pages, 25 footnotes, 5 bibliographic references.   $56
 
15069. SOMALIA: POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES. This paper provides an overview and analysis of the current political and economic conditions in Somalia and the major challenges the country faces as it tries to re-create a state. The analysis provides an overview of the recent historical and current political and economic conditions in Somalia; considers the underlying social-political-economic structure of the country and the presence (or absence of the prerequisites of statehood); summarizes the major threats and challenges faced by the newly-emerging Somali state; and considers the most appropriate structure of government for Somali survival. Contrary to the bias of international authorities, it is argued that Somalia should not attempt to forge a new state based on a single central authority. Rather, Somalia must rebuild its nation on a foundation of multiple centers of local control. KEYWORDS: Somalia politics economy somali conflict war disintegrating states international intervention. MLA Style. 12 pages, 40 footnotes, 20 bibliographic references. 4,624 words.   $84
 
15036. RASTAFARIANS, REGGAE MUSIC AND JAMAICAN POLITICS. Covers the history of the Rastafarian movement, the elements of its lifestyle, and its struggle for the rights of the poor and oppressed. Also discusses the influence of reggae in popularizing the movement, and the efforts of Jamaican politicians to exploit the music's popularity for their own gain. 11 pages, 30 footnotes, 8 bibliographic references.   $77
 
15035. IN THE CASTLE OF MY SKIN (GEORGE LAMMING) AND SOLIBO MAGNIFICENT (PATRICK CHAMOISEAU). Examines these two works of post-colonial Caribbean literature and how their characters represent different elements of society. Both works deal with class conflicts, the loss of traditions and the use of language, with Solibo being especially notable in its use of wordplay. 9 pages, 25 footnotes, 8 bibliographic references.   $63
 
15012. WATERSHEDS IN THE RELATIONS BETWEEN LATIN AMERICA AND THE U.S. Includes the Monroe Doctrine, the Spanish-American War, the Panama Canal, differing policies of Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Cold War and Cuba, reduction in U.S. hegemony after the 1960s, and efforts to develop free trade. 15 pages, 38 footnotes, 10 bibliographic references.   $105
 
14046. MAGIC RITUAL IN THREE CULTURES. This term paper examines and compares magical practices and beliefs in three cultures: 1) the Nuer of Sudan, the Dobuans of the South Pacific, and the Afro-Caribbean followers of Vodou. The paper concludes that while the basic ideas behind magic are similar in the three cultures, the exact practices of magic reflect different views on the supernatural and how the world functions. KEYWORDS: supernatural comparative religion folk beliefs magic superstition nuer dobuan vodou voodoo. MLA Style. 7 pages, 12 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $49
 
13970. THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF EVA PERÓN. Beginning with a biographical sketch, the analysis considers a number of specific topics including Evita’s rise to power in the Perón Administration and her role in the October 1945 crisis; political activities related to labor unions, women’s rights, the working poor and charitable work; relations with the elite; her role as an independent political actor or a loyal supporter in her husband’s administration; and factors underlying the development of the Evita legend. A concluding section attempts to provide a balanced assessment of Evita’s tangible contributions to Argentine society and politics versus the alleged harm or benefits espoused within the Evita legend and mythology. 21 pages, 31 footnotes, 12 bibliographic references.   $133
 
13968. SLAVERY IN HAITI AND THE UNITED STATES. Compares the conditions of slavery in the two locations and argues that the different conditions help to explain why a successful slave revolt occurred in Haiti but not in the U. S. In particular, the Haitian slaves were treated more harshly, they were more likely to have been born in Africa, and they represented a larger percentage of the Haitian population than the colonists did. 15 pages, 47 footnotes, 8 bibliographic references.   $105
 
13901. NAFTA: IMPACT ON MEXICO. Taking the perspective of the Mexican Economics Minister, this paper examines the impact of NAFTA on the Mexican economy. It is argued that overall, NAFTA has had a net beneficial impact on Mexico’s economy. The positive impact on the manufacturing sector (particularly the automotive, textile, food processing, and electronics industries) is unequivocal. The impact on the services sector is not yet apparent. While some agricultural producers have benefited from NAFTA, the overall impact of the trade agreement on this sector is negative. KEYWORDS: NAFTA north american free trade agreement mexico mexican economy term paper. 14 pages, 52 footnotes, 24 bibliographic references. 3,859 words.   $98
 
13823. COMPARATIVE EDUCATION: PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS IN PERU AND THE UNITED STATES. Compares and contrasts the history, development, legal framework, financing, government role, administrative structure, teaching staff, and curriculum of public schools in Peru and the United States. The Peruvian system is portrayed as a grossly underfunded and poorly equipped version of that found in the U.S. 9 pages, 0 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $63
 
13741. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR HISPANICS. Examines the impact of affirmative action programs on the Hispanic population and the significance of Supreme Court reversals of two-and-a-half decade movement toward the redress of past discrimination through positive hiring practices. Focuses on the affect of these court decisions on the prospects for Hispanics in the U.S. job market. 9 pages, 18 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $63
 
13690. THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS: DECISION-MAKING. Examines the decision-making models and processes which shaped the formulation of U.S. foreign policy during the Ex Comm meetings. Considers why the U.S. was so surprised by the Soviet missile deployment in Cuba; why the Soviets decided to place the missiles there in the first place; why the U.S. and Kennedy in particular responded as they did; and why the Soviets ultimately "backed down" and removed the missiles. 14 pages, 10 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $98
 
13668. AZTEC CULTURE: SOCIAL HIERARCHY AND RELIGION. Examines the relationship between the hierarchical social and economic structure of Aztec society, the social and functional structure of the Aztec system of the deities, and the larger cosmological view which was reflected in those structures. 6 pages, 15 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $42
 
13612. THE ARCHITECTURE OF PRE-COLUMBIAN MEXICO. A particular style, which was influenced by religious beliefs, can be seen in the ceremonial centers of the Olmec, Maya, Toltec and Aztec cultures. This paper discusses both monumental works and residences, and covers such topics as city organization and wall decorations. In addition, examples are drawn from various sites throughout the region. 16 pages, 72 footnotes in text, 10 bibliographic sources.   $112
 
13609. ARGENTINA'S TRANSITION TO DEMOCRACY. This paper provides an overview and analysis of Argentina's transition to democratic rule. the analysis considers the significant factors working for and against the democratic transition, including the role of the military and the legacy of decades of military rule, Peronism, and the relation between the economy and democracy. the first part of the paper provides a historical overview of Argentina's struggle towards democracy (from the democratic governments in the early 20th century through the decades of military rule) and the first sixteen years of the transition (1983-1999). The second part of the paper considers in greater detail the most significant factors impacting Argentina's democratic transition: the role of the unions and Peronism; the role of the military; and the relationship between the Argentine economy and democracy. KEYWORDS: argentina democracy term paper democratic transition peronism. APA Style. 12 pages, 35 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
13589. THE IMPACT OF TOURISM ON BAJA CALIFORNIA'S CULTURE. Discusses how tourism developed in Baja, as well as the various ways it has influenced the culture of the region. Also discusses differing views on the positive and negative effects that tourism has had on Baja's culture. 11 pages, 36 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
13426. ATTITUDES OF CHICANOS TOWARD OTHER RACIAL AND ETHNIC GROUPS. Argues that there is wide variation in attitudes, but that Chicanos generally show less tolerance toward Mexican Indians and immigrants than toward outside groups. Also discusses how earlier Chicano activists sought "whiteness" at the expense of other minorities, but have recently sought increased cooperation with other groups. 15 pages, 56 footnotes, 17 bibliographic sources.   $105
 
13357. COMMUNITY AND REVOLUTION: THE CASE OF ANDEAN VILLAGE LIFE, 1980-1995. Drawing on Meyerson's literary-anthropological portrait (Tambo: Life in an Andean Village) as well as the recent scholarly literature, this paper investigates the effects of Peru's political turmoil between 1980 and 1995 on the life of the Andean villagers, focusing on the political adjustments to Peru's Sendero Luminoso rebellion, as well as other socioeconomic effects of Peru's turmoil on the average villager. 12 pages, 40 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
13283. THE CHANGING ROLE OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN LATIN AMERICA. This paper examines the changing role of the Catholic Church in Latin America. The analysis considers how political, social and economic forces shaped the destiny of the Church over the past five centuries. Although the discussion is structured in chronological order (i.e., moving from the late 15th Century to the present era), the presentation is not that of a history but rather that of a representative interpretation based on an analysis of five monographs (Lery's History of the Voyage to the Land of Brazil, Burkholder's Politics of a Colonial Career, Hamnett's Juarez, Beezley's Judas at the Jockey Club, and Fraser's Evita) focusing on some of the key people and events shaping Latin American history. A concluding section summarizes the transformations in the role of the Church in Latin America during the past five centuries. KEYWORDS: catholic church latin america catholicism history religious reform research paper brazil argentina mexico colombia term paper. 22 pages, 45 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
13281. FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN BRAZIL AND INDIA: COMPARISON & ASSESSMENT. A comprehensive assessment of the history, trends, and current climate for foreign direct investment (FDI) in two of the world's top ten big emerging markets. Includes a profile of economic and political risk conditions in each country, as well as a thorough discussion of FDI trends and composition (sectoral concentration, sources of FDI) and proscribed investment regimes (e.g., methods of entry, scope of allowed operations, ownership limitations, repatriation of capital and profits, collateral regimes). 42p., 142f, 45b.   $133
 
13250. HISTORICAL ANALYSIS OF LATIN AMERICAN COLONIALISM. Argues against Wallerstein's world-system interpretation of underdevelopment, on the basis that local and non-economic factors must also be considered. Argues instead for an analysis of modes of production and labor relations, as advocated by Stern (in his study of silver mines and sugar plantations) and Hall (in his study of patrimonialism in Brazil). 12 pages, 33 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
13196. ACCULTURATION AND CHANGE AMONG LATINAS. Mexican-American & Puerto Rican-American women Find New Identities. This paper compares and contrasts the experience of acculturation and role re-definition among two Latina populations - Mexican American women and Puerto Rican-American women, with a special focus on married (legal and common-law) women. The analysis considers these women's responses to their new social situations and cultural influences and looks at the ways that traditional family values, behaviors and structure affects their adaptation and response as well as the ways that ethnic culture, racial discrimination and gender oppression shape Latina women's lives and impacts their families. 17 pages, 43 footnotes, 17 bibliographic sources.   $119
 
13143. DRUG TRAFFICKING AND CORRUPTION IN MEXICO. Describes the extent of the problem and gives several examples of news stories that show evidence of drug corruption among Mexican officials. Discusses recent steps toward overcoming the problem, but notes that the problem is deeply entrenched because of the nation's economic difficulties. Concludes by arguing that the U.S. needs to place more emphasis on reducing the demand for drugs, rather than simply trying to cut off the supply. 21 pages, 96 footnotes, 19 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
13095. BLACK FEMINIST MOVEMENTS IN THE U.S. AND BRAZIL. Compares the two movements and the status of Black women in terms of personal rights, education, socio-economic position, roles in politics, and recognition as a group. Concludes that positive changes are taking place in both nations, but there is still a long way to go before Black women attain full and equal rights. 12 pages, 54 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
13061. FREE MARKET REFORMS IN LATIN AMERICA. Explores contemporary free market reforms in Latin America, focusing on two models: 1) the strong market and currency reforms of Chile under Pinochet, and 2) the comparatively half-hearted economic reforms in Mexico under President Salinas de Gortari. Compares and contrasts reforms in these two countries with economic reform efforts across Latin America. Considers trade quotas, import restrictions, exchange rates, and debt problems. Argues that Chile provides the best model of free market reform in Latin America. 21 pages, 39 footnotes, 23 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
13023. DEMOCRATIZATION IN BRAZIL. This report examines both the process and the results to date of democratization in Brazil. The first section examines theories of democratic transition, drawing on Samuel P. Huntington's (1991) The Third Wave and considering its application to Brazil. The rest of the report presents a case analysis of democratization in Brazil, looking first at how Brazil made the transformation from an authoritarian to a democratic form of rule, and then examining and evaluating Brazil's progress and success to date with democratization. 14 pages, 34 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources.   $98
 
12745. MINING INDUSTRIES OF LATIN AMERICA IN PRE-COLUMBIAN & COLONIAL ERAS. Scholarly view of these industries, which were the technical equals of any in their times, and, in colonial times, an even more prodigous source of wealth than any modern industry. Includes the technical achievements of the Incas and the sophisticated economic culture of the Aztecs in mining, early Spanish colonial history and the role of mining in their system, the great mines such as Potosi, Taxco, Zacatecas, Guanajauto and others, Brazilian mining successes in gold and diamonds after 1693, techniques and technological advance of Latin miners, and the role of mining industries in colonial culture. 11 pages, 21 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
12720. MILITARY-CIVIL TENSIONS IN DEMOCRATIC CHILE. This paper explores the ongoing tensions between Pinochet's military legacy and the existing civil government as it struggles to make the transition back to democracy. Based on a background analysis of the history of Chilean democracy and the legacy of 17 years of military rule, the investigation looks at the civil-military tensions as they impact a few key areas: 1) the institutional framework of government under the 1980 Constitution; 2) the popular demands that Pinochet and his followers be held to account for the violent excesses of their long regime; and 3) the coalition government's struggle to balance the need to repay the enormous "social debt" left by the Pinochet regime and its own commitment to adhere to the military government's program of economic reform. 18 pages, 36 footnotes, 20 bibliographic sources.   $126
 
12608. FRIDA KAHLO AND THE ART MARKET. A discussion of this "superstar" Latin American artist whose paintings have recently received multi-million dollar prices at auctions. Discusses specific paintings, and examines the reasons for Kahlo's popularity. 11 pages, 55 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
12600. FRIDA KAHLO AS A SURREALIST. Covers the views of the theorist Andre Breton on this subject, with emphasis on Kahlo's painting "What the Water gave Me." Also discusses Kahlo's claim that she was not influenced so much by surrealism as by the traditions of Mexican art and her need to express her own painful memories. 5 pages, 21 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
12594. THE CULTURE AND FOLKWAYS OF JAMAICA. Discusses the history, government, economy, people, and customs of Jamaica, and compares them with similar factors in the United States. Also argues that both Jamaica and the U.S. are diverse nations, and urges greater communication and cultural sharing between the two. 22 pages, 62 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
12583. "PILGRIMS IN AZTLAN" BY MIGUEL MENDEZ (BOOK REVIEW). This paper reviews this novel about various characters living near the U.S.-Mexico border in the late 1960s. Discusses the development of Chicano/Latino pride at the time, and also shows how the people had a sense of humor and a love of life, despite all the suffering and hardship that they had to endure. Keywords: Mexican fiction ethnic relations America borders. 5p., 19f, 4b.   $35
 
12582. THEY CALLED THEM GREASERS (ARNOLDO DE LEON). Review of book studying the psychological factors in the relations between white and Mexicans in 19th century Texas. Includes a personal response to the book, which finds the subject matter fascinating but criticizes the dry and academic style of writing. 5 pages, 10 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
 
12561. THE GOVERNMENTS OF PERU (FUJIMORI) AND CUBA (CASTRO). Similarities and differences in the authoritarian styles of Castro (Cuba) and Fujimori (Peru). Includes a discussion of how reform efforts in these countries have had mixed results. 6 pages, 11 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $42
 
12494. "CRICK CRACK, MONKEY" BY MERLE HODGE. Review of novel about a young girl torn between the worlds of her two aunts. One aunt belongs to a fun-loving lower-class world and the other belongs to a more formal but pretentious upper-class world. The girl remains confused and ambivalent at the end, but it is apparent that she is starting to leave her lower-class roots behind. 6 pages, 24 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $42
 
12492. THE ALCHEMIST (PAULO COELHO) AND THE LITTLE PRINCE (ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY). Although Coelho's book is about growing up and Saint-Exupery's book is about remaining childlike, there are also many similarities to be found in the two stories. For example, they both give simple lessons about life, and they both emphasize that the true "treasure" of life is to be found in one's relationships with others. 5 pages, 15 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
12436. ECONOMICS OF MEXICO, PERU AND CUBA. Similarities and differences in the authoritarian style of Castro (Cuba) and Fujimori (Peru). Includes a discussion of how reform efforts in these countries have had mixed results. 6 pages, 11 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $42
 
12430. ECONOMIC POLICY IN VENEZUELA, 1989-1996. Detailed political and economic history of the little-known story of Venezeula's descent into economic hell, and the slow road back. Includes basic statistics and history of Venezuela from colonial times, the development of the oil economy from the 1920's to the 80's (and how the oil riches were seldom spent productively). Very detailed study of post-1989 attempts to end inflation and provide economic stability, including both politics and economics: reform, coups, protests, and stagnation under President Perez 1989-93, bank collapse, emergency measures including wage, price and capital controls, and renewed attempts at reform and reconciliation with the IMF under President Caldera 1994-96. Conclusion stresses the difference between income and wealth, the necessity for a positive political context behind economic orthodoxy, and how the tens of billions of dollars of graft and corruption among the upper classes were much more responsible for Venezuela's problems than the hundreds of millions of dollars of subsidies for working class consumption. 24p., 234b., 38f.   $133
 
12427. SOUTH AMERICA: A CONTINENT UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Wide-ranging overview focusing on how brazil, Argentina and Chile are solidifying their "middle-income" status and leading South America slowly out of poverty. Includes the formation of Mercosur trade treaty and trade statistics, the conquest of hyperinflation in Argentina and Brazil, privatization in these two, private investment in automobiles, food processing and other consumer goods, Chile's leadership in privatization and private foreign investment in other Latin nations, Andean Community efforts in the '90's, the proposed Free Trade Agreement of the Americas, situation in Columbia and Venezuela, and the continuing socio-economic problems slowing progress. 13p., 14b., 27f.   $91
 
12423. THE TIN MINING EXPORT INDUSTRY IN BOLIVIA. This report presents a case study of the importance of tin mining in the Bolivian economy. Following a brief background analysis of the history of tin as a world commodity in the 20th century, the analysis traces the history of tin mining in Bolivia and its emergence as a dominant industry and the crucial factor behind export-led economic growth until the collapse of the industry in 1985. Explores the links between tin mining and railways through an analysis of the major Bolivian mining entities including the nationalization under COMIBOL. Reviews the role and impact of international cartels and foreign investment. 13 pages, 43 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $91
 
12420. VENEZUELA: A NATION DEPENDENT ON OIL. Thorough study of the problems of dependency on one product, even a lucrative one like petroleum. Covers early history, the first concessions and oil wells, international politics of early oil concessions, the first oil boom of the 1920's, the carious attempts to increase Venezuela's revenues from oil in the 30's and 40's, the beginnings of Venezuelan-Arab oil cooperation and the early years of OPEC, the OPEC price and ownership revolution 1971-74, how and why Venezuelan's spending always overtook oil revenues in the 70's and 80's, the economic crisis of the 90's and the return of private companies to Venezuelan oil, Venezuela's shale oil reserves and prospects for the future. Much attention to oil statistics and ownership structures throughout. 16p., 9b., 30 notes in text.   $112
 
12417. ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND THE US ECONOMY. Analyzes the impact of illegal immigration on the US economy. Concludes that the overall net economic effect of illegal immigration is positive, but notes that the distribution of the costs and benefits of illegal immigration is unequal, with certain employer segments and skilled native workers deriving the bulk of the benefits, and legal immigrants and (to a lesser extent) unskilled native workers absorbing the bulk of the costs. Also notes that the states absorb more costs than the federal government. 24 pages, 49 footnotes, 27 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
12360. IN THE CASTLE OF MY SKIN (GEORGE LAMMING). Review of book about a young boy in Barbados and his growth into adulthood. Argues that a central theme in the book is the inevitability of change inhuman life. Also discusses how the boy becomes increasingly aware of the struggle of his race for equality as he approaches manhood. 8 pages, 26 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $56
 
12351. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CLASSIC MAYA? Solid overview of the Classic Maya civilization and the mystery of its disappearance around 800-900 AD. Includes origins of Maya civilization from 1000 B.C. and summary of its culture, thorough review of the 1990's scholarly debate on the nature of Mayan government (separate city-states or regional alliances?) and nature of Mayan warfare (single combat of elite warriors or resource aggrandizement?) and problems of translating Mayan glyphs, the enigmatic evidence on disappearance and possible theories: drought, political collapse, conquest by new social system at Chichen Itza and their Mexican allies, or evolutionary transformation. 12p., 17b., 36 notes in text.   $84
 
12262. SAUDI ARABIA: A PRESCRIPTION FOR DEFENSE, 1997-2002. This paper seeks to address Saudi Arabia's future defense planning needs through a presentation of a mid-range defense "prescription" covering the period 1997 through 2002. The investigation begins with an analysis of Saudi Arabia's current and short-term future defense needs, looking first at the global, regional, and domestic forces and threats impacting on Saudi Arabia's defense strategy, and then considering the country's current defense strategy and position. the second section of the paper presents the general and specific recommendations for Saudi defense from 1997-2002 based on this analysis. 22 pages, 101 footnotes, 43 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
12251. CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS: LEGACIES AND LESSONS FOR THE POST COLD WAR ERA. Through an examination of its legacies and lessons, this paper considers the continued relevance and policy-making implications of the Cuban Missile Crisis in the post Cold War era. While the analysis taken into account recently released information (on both the American and the Soviet side) and discusses many of the particulars and motivations behind the crisis, the objective is to draw lessons from the crisis for today's world, rather than to assign blame or bestow praise on the historical participants. The paper begins with a brief summary overview of the Cold War setting under which the crisis occurred and an outline of the central events (as best as they can be determined) of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Following this, the paper presents a detailed analysis of the major legacies (with a particular focus on U.S. policymaking and lessons of the crisis. 16 pages, 45 footnotes, 16 bibliographic sources.   $112
 
12186. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN EL SALVADOR. This investigation traces El Salvador's economic development from independence to the present, considering five distinct phases of El Salvador's economic history: 1) the colonial and early independence reliance on traditional agriculture and indigo trade; 2) the 100-year dependence on coffee exports, beginning in the 19th century; 3) the pursuit of a policy of import substitution industrialization (ISI) beginning in the mid-20th century; 4) the war economy of the 1980's; and 5) the shift to new economic policies focusing on non-traditional exports beginning in about 1989. Considers how El Salvador's past economic history can inform current efforts at economic policy-making in the post-war period. 14 pages, 46 footnotes, 19 bibliographic sources.   $98
 
12184. THE CHILEAN ECONOMY: POLICY LESSONS AND CHALLENGES. This paper reviews and analyzes this 1995 reader exploring Chilean economic reform and stabilization from 1973-1974. Eight readings, covering subjects including exchange rate policy, capital mobility, savings, investment, trade policy, income distribution, social security reform, privatization and regulation, and political and economic factors in reform are analyzed in the context of other readings on these issues. A Summary evaluation criticizes the book's lack of accessibility to the reader lacking a solid foundation in economic theory. 12 pages, 29 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
12183. REMAKING THE ARGENTINE ECONOMY BY FELIPE A.M. DE LA BALZE. Summary review and analysis of this 1995 book by a professor of international economics which sets out to explain the long-running "Argentine paradox," providing both historical perspective on Argentina's economic recovery since 1989 and a foundation for assessing the prospects for sustained growth and economic development in Argentina. This paper considers the book's central arguments and predictions in the context of recent events and the opinions of other economic analysts. 12 pages, 33 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
12182. MERCOSUR: BUILDING ON REGIONAL TRADE IN THE SOUTHERN CONE. Traces the history, development, strengths and weaknesses, and future prospects for the Common Market of South America (MERCOSUR). Profiles Mercosur's objectives, central components, and implementation strategy from 1991 to October 1996. Notes that while Mercosur achievements and benefits have exceeded expectations, future potential is limited by the relatively small size (versus NAFTA or the EU) of the group; asymmetries in market size, motivations, and macroeconomic policies of members, and weaknesses in the region's physical infrastructure. 14 pages, 46 footnotes, 28 bibliographic sources.   $98
 
12181. EXPORTING U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY TO CHILE. This paper presents a proposal for exporting U.S. environmental technology to Chile. Includes a general overview of the rationale for export, a review of Chilean market conditions, a review of the U.S. environmental technology industry and the U.S. incentives for export, a specific analysis of the Chilean market (current and future) for environmental technologies, and a brief summary plan recommending specific export parameters. 21 pages, 75 footnotes, 34 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
12119. AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY IN CUBA. Traces American foreign policy in Cuba from the beginning of U.S. relations with Cuba at the turn of the century. Considers the style of American foreign policy in Cuba, the major events (Spanish-American War, American occupation, Cuban Revolution, Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis, demise of the USSR) that marked the relationship and the significance of these events. 6 pages, 16 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.   $42
 
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