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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

Venezuela: Background and U.S. Relations

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43239.pdf

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

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/98-684_20131203.pdf

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 OpenCRS.com

 

Kissinger and Chile: The Declassified Record on Regime Change

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

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB437/

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

http://www.healthmetricsandevaluation.org/sites/default/files/policy_report/2013/world_bank/WB%20GBD%20Report%2C%20Latin%20America%20%26%20Caribbean.pdf

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33200.pdf

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43135.pdf

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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