Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 8½ x 11
978-1-4758-3514-4 • Paperback • August 2017 • $28.00 • (£21.99)
978-1-4758-3515-1 • eBook • August 2017 • $26.50 • (£19.99)
Blair Turner, PhD, former US Navy, teaches at the Virginia Military Institute.
Political, economic, technological, and cultural change is accelerating as the twenty-first century progresses in Latin America. The Latin American countries have had the reputation of being a ‘third world banana republics’ for most of the twentieth century. The last twenty years have seen the transformation from a dictatorship form of rule to a democratic form of government in these countries. Along with the new forms of government, cultural growth, technological transformations, new infrastructure, and economic diversification with job expansion has improved in 38 percent of these Latin American countries. The country studies are alphabetically arranged; black-and-white photos and maps accompany the text. There is an extensive bibliography of sources. This series updates current affairs in four regions of the world. I would recommend this series to public academic, business, and corporate libraries to get the latest updates of SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) information for these countries.
— American Reference Books Annual