The 21 countries which make up Latin America appear to have vastly different characters and cultures, yet they share many startling similarities - shortage of arable land, overpopulation, poor education, economic disparities, political instability. This book explores each of these issues, and others, from social, political, economic and historical perspectives, seeking to explain how the problems evolved and how they are shaping life in Latin America today.

Latin Amer 91 CL 1991, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780395605172

Revised edition