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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Social Security Programs Throughout the World: The Americas 2013

Categories: Latin America,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Features a country by country survey of social security programs including program types, retirement income systems, demographic and other statistics related to social security, and contribution rates.  From the Social Security Administration


Brazil Marks 50th Anniversary of Military Coup

Categories: Brazil,Defense/Military,History,Latin America,Spying/Intelligence

A collection of 16 declassified documents that reveal planning in the Kennedy Administration to create a “coup climate” to encourage the Brazilian military to overthrow the Goulart regime.  From the National Security Archive


Venezuela: Background and U.S. Relations

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Drug Trafficking,Energy,Latin America,Venezuela

Analyzes the economic and political situation in Venezuela since the death of Chavez, and the country’s foreign policy orientation.  Also examines key issues between the U.S. and Venezuela.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Latin America and the Caribbean: Fact Sheet on Leaders and Elections

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Latin America

Provides the results of recent elections in Latin America and the Caribbean, the names of the newly elected president or prime minister, and the dates of the next election.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by


Kissinger and Chile: The Declassified Record on Regime Change

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Govt/Business Scandals,History,Latin America

A collection of ten declassified documents which show Henry Kissinger’s support for overturning the elected government of Chile under Salvador Allende and his backing for the military dictatorship which followed.  From the National Security Archive


The Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy: Latin America and Caribbean Regional Edition

Categories: Health/Medical,Latin America

One of six regional reports on the comparative health loss due to diseases, injuries, and risk factors by age, sex, and geography.  From the World Bank


Trafficking in Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Latin America,Sex Issues

Describes the nature and purposes of human trafficking in Latin America, regional and country anti-trafficking efforts, and U.S. policy issues.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Ecuador: Political and Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations

Categories: Drug Trafficking,Foreign Trade/Investment,Latin America,Spying/Intelligence

Describes the close trade relations between the U.S. and Ecuador and the recent friction between the U.S. and the leftist government of Rafael Correa.  Also covers counter-narcotics efforts and Ecuador’s willingness to grant sanctuary to Assange and Snowden.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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