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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Gap Report

Categories: Africa,Asia,Health/Medical,Latin America,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.unaids.org/en/media/unaids/contentassets/documents/unaidspublication/2014/UNAIDS_Gap_report_en.pdf

 

Estimates that 19 million people of the 35 million people living with HIV are unaware of their HIV-positive status. Offers regional snapshots of trouble areas, and portraits of the 12 populations who are at greatest risk of being left behind in the campaign to eradicate AIDs.  From UN Aids

 

Unaccompanied Alien Children: Legal Issues: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Children,Immigration/Migration,Latin America

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43623.pdf

Provides answers to 14 frequently asked questions regarding unaccompanied children attempting to enter the U.S. at the southwestern border.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Unaccompanied Alien Children: Potential Factors Contributing to Recent Immigration

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Latin America,Mexico

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43628.pdf

Explores possible reasons for the surge of unaccompanied children trying to enter the U.S. from Central America including crime, poverty, poor economic conditions, family reunification efforts, and Mexican and American immigration policies.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

El Salvador: Background and U.S. Relations

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Drug Trafficking,Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Latin America

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43616.pdf

Examines current political, economic, social, and human rights conditions in El Salvador.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

 

Progress in Combating Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs): U.S. and Global Efforts from FY2006 to FY2015

Categories: Africa,Asia,Health/Medical,Latin America

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42931.pdf

Discusses the nature and prevalence of NTDs such as dengue fever, U.S. and global actions to reduce the incidence, and actions that Congress might consider.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume XXI, Chile, 1969-1973

Categories: Chile,Foreign Affairs,History,Latin America

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76v21

Documentary history of the attitudes adopted and actions taken by the U.S. toward the regimes of Salvador Allende, elected in 1970, and Augusto Pinochet, leader of the military coup d’etat in 1973.  From the State Department

 

Social Security Programs Throughout the World: The Americas 2013

Categories: Latin America,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/ssptw/2012-2013/americas/index.html

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

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB465/

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

 

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