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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Argentina: Background and U.S. Relations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43816.pdf

Provides background on the political and economic situation in Argentina, the current status of negotiations to repay creditors, and relations with the U.S.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1981-1988, Volume XIII, Conflict in the South Atlantic, 1981-1984

Categories: Argentina,Foreign Affairs,Great Britain,History,Latin America

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1981-88v13

Documents the response of the Reagan Administration to the 1982 war between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the South Sandwich Islands. From the State Department

 

Argentina’s Post-Crisis Economic Reform: Challenges for U.S. Policy

Categories: Argentina,Financial Crisis/Markets,Foreign Trade/Investment,Latin America

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43022.pdf

Discusses Argentina’s approach to resolving economic problems which include refusal to pay international debts, nationalization of foreign assets, and trade protectionism.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Issues for the 113th Congress

Categories: Argentina,Brazil,Colombia,Cuba,Foreign Assistance,Haiti,Latin America,Mexico,Venezuela

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42956.pdf

Provides an overview of U.S. policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean including the Obama Administration’s priorities, examines changes in the region’s economic and political environment, and analyzes various recommendations for U.S. policy from think tanks.  Also covers selected regional and country issues.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Argentina’s Defaulted Sovereign Debt: Dealing with the Holdouts

Categories: Argentina,Financial Crisis/Markets,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R41029.pdf

Discusses the background of the Argentine debt problem, the litigation brought by so-called holdouts from the settlements offered by the country, and the implications for the future.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Defense Articles and Services Supplied to Foreign Recipients: Restrictions on Their Use

Categories: Argentina,Defense/Military,Foreign Assistance,indonesia,Israel,Laws/Regulations,Turkey

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/weapons/R42385.pdf

Explains how the Arms Export Control Act  places restrictions on the use of U.S. supplied defense items and provides examples of U.S. responses to possible violations by Argentina, Israel, Indonesia, and Turkey.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

International Comparisons of Hourly Compensation Costs in Manufacturing, 2009

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/ichcc_03082011.pdf

Reports that hourly compensation costs in manufacturing industries in the U.S. in 2009 were lower than in 12 European countries and Australia, but higher than in 20 other major manufacturing countries.  Average hourly compensation costs in manufacturing in the U.S. rose about 4% to $33.53.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

International Labor Comparisons: Country at a Glance

http://www.bls.gov/ilc/country.htm

Offers statistical comparisons of about 36 countries showing worker pay, productivity, unemployment, gross domestic product, and prices (for most countries).  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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