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LIBRARY GUIDE TO Latin American Politics

Reference books
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Internet Resources


Latin American Periodicals Tables of Contents Covers 950 journals mostly in the humanities and social sciences.

Sources and General Resources on Latin America There is a table of contents to this extensive document. It covers bibliographies, organizations, maps, libraries, history, etc.

LANIC (Latin American Network Information Center) Can either be approached by countries or a variety of topics.

Country Information

Country Studies From the Library of Congress.

CIA World Fact Book

Country Profiles From the BBC.


Latin American Studies Association

Organization of American States



World Wide Governments on the WWW Contains links to government, political, tourists and much more.

Portals to the World Each country site has a map and a directory of sites on many topics.

Political Databases of the Americas Covers constitutions, elections, political parties, and the three branches of government.

Latin American and Caribbean Government Document Project Good for statistics and government documents.

The Keele Guide to Latin American Government and Politics on the Internet Covers South American sites and then by country.


Global Macroeconomic and Financial Policy Site Good for financial information on LA and third world countries.

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean This is an excellent source for documents (such as the Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean) and conferences and meetings.

Inter-American Development Bank Good for documents and economic information on countries and regions.

International Labour Organization Contains information on strikes, employment, compensation.

UNESCO Institute for Statistics Statistics on literacy, achievement, school completion, etc.

Latin Focus Good for economics by country and topics such as economic forecasts.


The WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources This is good for search engines in other countries and other resources, alphabetically arranged.

Historical Text Archive

Voice of the Shuttle This is an extensive collection of sources, arranged first by general resources and then by country or topic such as the conquistadors.


Maps of the Americas


Handbook of Latin American Studies. Arranged by broad topic, such as Archaeology, and then by country.
Dan Ring
Dan Ring The content of this guide was originally curated by Dan Ring.


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