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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Health of Hispanic Adults: United States, 2010-2014

Categories: Cuba,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Labor/Employment,Latin America,Mexico,Puerto Rico,Statistics

Covers selected estimates of health measures for all Hispanics and four subgroups: Central or South American, Cuban, Mexican, and Puerto Rican.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional Assessment for Latin America and the Caribbean

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Latin America,United Nations,Urban Issues

One of six regional assessments on the state of the global environment released on the occasion of the second U.N. Environment Assembly in Nairobi.  From the United Nations Environment Programme.


Rate of Environmental Damage Increasing Across the Planet … UNEP Assessment Says

Categories: Africa,Asia,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Latin America,United Nations,Urban Issues

Press release on the publication of six regional assessments, referred to as “the most authoritative study that the UN has ever published on the state of the global environment.”  The studies, focusing on North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, West Asia, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe, blame climate change and greater urbanization for environmental degradation.  From the United Nations Environment Programme


Zika Research Projects List

Categories: Health/Medical,Latin America,Science/Technology

Lists and categorizes all scientific studies on Zika virus worldwide.  Covers published and about-to-be-published studies.  From the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume E-11, Part 2, Documents on South America, 1973-1976

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Latin America

Covers the foreign relations diplomacy of the U.S. with Latin America during the Nixon/Ford years with the exception of relations with Chile and Panama. Reviews the rise and fall of the so-called “New Dialogue” approach to U.S.-Latin American relations during these years. From the State Department


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

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


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976: Volume E-16: Documents on Chile, 1969-1973

Categories: Chile,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,History,Latin America

Serves as an online only supplement to Volume 21: Chile, 1969-1973. Covers the time period of the election of Salvador Allende, the military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet, and the actions and attitudes of the U.S. government toward these regimes. Includes a selection of presidential tape recordings. From the State Department


Secret CIA Report: Pinochet “Personally Ordered “ Washington Car-Bombing

Categories: Chile,Crime/Justice,History,Latin America,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

Three declassified documents which implicate former Chile leader Augusto Pinochet in the 1976 murder in Washington DC of Orlando Letelier, an official in the government of the former president, Salvador Allende. From the State Department, posted by the National Security Archive


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