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LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES: Politics & Government

This guide contains resources and links related to South America, Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latino(a) communities in the U.S.

Latin American Studies Librarian

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Laine Thielstrom
Phone: (207) 859-5140
Office: Miller 107A

I'm available for individual or group research consultations. Just email me your best dates/times.

Or drop by during my office hours.
Spring 2018 Office Hours:
Tuesdays: 1-2:30pm
Wednesdays: 1-2:30pm

News & Current Events

Argentine Governors 2001

Gildo Insfran, Carlos Reutemann, Adolfo Rodríguez Saá, Néstor Kirchner, and other Argentine governors in a crisis meeting headed by Presidential Chief of Staff Chrystian Colombo (25 July 2001). By Marianopaez31 via Wikimedia Commons.

Latin American Intelligence Service Newsletters
"LatinNews" was founded in London in 1967 to provide expert political, economic, and security analysis.

LANIC - Current Newspapers
Newspapers published throughout Latin America, indexed by country.

New York Times (1980 - present)
 Covers news from around the world.

For access to more newspapers, see the library guide: NEWSPAPERS

Finding Books

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In addition to keywords, try searching by Subject:

Neoliberalism (name of country)
Neoliberalism - Latin America
Country Name - Economic
Country Name - History
Country Name - Politics and government
Latin America -- Politics and government
Business and politics - (Latin America or name of country)
Economic Development - (Latin America or name of country)
Economic Policy - Latin America - (Latin America or name of country)

Can't find what you're looking for in CBBcat?

NExpress - a consortium of  seven college and university libraries in New England: Colby, Bates, Bowdoin,  Middlebury College, Northeastern University, Wellesley College and Williams College. (3-5 day delivery)

MaineCat - provides access to library collections across Maine.  A single search scans more than 3 million unique titles and nearly 8 million items. (3-5 day delivery)

WorldCat - Materials can be ordered through ILLiad

Country Info & Statistics

EIU Country Reports
 In-depth analysis of political and economic trends from the Economic Intelligence Unit, a division of The Economist.

World Bank Data & Statistics: Latin America & the Caribbean
Statistical snapshots and comparisons.

World Bank Development Indicators (WDI)
Data and statistics, including population, income, social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators, from 1960 to the present.

For further explanation:
World Development Indicators, Washington, D.C. : World Bank.
E-books:  2000, 2004-2013
Print: REF HC 59.15 .W656 (2011)
in Miller Library Reading Room.

Inter-American Development Bank Statistics & Databases
Includes over 1,000 searchable statistics and indicators for countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Government Librarian

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Kara Kugelmeyer
Olin Library
4000 Mayflower Hill Dr, Waterville, ME 04901
(207) 859-5791
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