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TitleAuthorDescription
Ascent to BankruptcyCarmelo Mesa-Lago For social security specialists, this sweeping study will serve as a comprehensive regional handbook on the legal, administrative, and financial features of Latin America’s programs.

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Business and Democracy in Latin AmericaErnest BartellThese essays provide the first published research on Latin America’s business sectors after recent political transformations in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico and Peru.

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Cuba After the Cold WarCarmelo Mesa-Lago Ten original essays by an international team of scholars specializing in Cuba, the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and Latin America focus on the fall of communism in Europe and the transition to a market economy in Cuba.

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Cuban EconomyArchibald RitterArchibald Ritter provides a comprehensive assessment of the state of the Cuban economy, particularly in the years since the end of covert subsidies from the former Soviet Union.

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Cuban Studies 23Jorge Pérez-LópezCuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985.

Economic issues dominate this volume of Cuban Studies. The lead article describes possible future economic scenarios for Cuba, while other essays discuss the island’s role in a changing world economy, Cuba’s drive to restore and expand the tourist industry, problems confronting Cuba’s educated labor force, and selected aspects of the Fourth Party Congress.
Cuban Studies 27Jorge Pérez-LópezCuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985.
Cuban Sugar Policy from 1963 to 1970Heinrich BrunnerAfter providing background information on Cuba's pre-revolutionary economy, Brunner explores the effects of Communist ideology and the U.S. embargo on the country's resources and trade, and analyzes the problems Cuba faced in shifting from trade with the U.S. to trade with the Soviet Union and Soviet bloc.

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Economics of Cuban SugarJorge Pérez-LópezSugar continues to dominate the economy of socialist Cuba. After initial attempts at diversification following the Revolution, the Cuban regime rehabilitated the sugar industry in 1965, making the country again vulnerable to overdependence on a single agricultural product. Pérez-López examines the various efforts at economic planning in Cuba after the Revolution and analyzes aspects particular to the sugar industr

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High-Tech Trade WarsSara SchoonmakerHigh-Tech Trade Wars focuses on the U.S.-Brazilian trade war concerning the computer industry to examine the conflicts brought about by attempts to construct free trade and open markets, especially in countries with fewer economic resources.

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Peru and the International Monetary FundThomas ScheetzThomas Scheetz shows that the Internationaly Monetary Fund’s approach in 1980s Peru did not addresses the roots of debt and financial crisis, but instead instituted a series of inadequate stopgap policies.

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Social Security in Latin AmericaCarmelo Mesa-Lago A comprehensive and sophisticated study of the relationship between social security policy and inequality in Latin America.

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Voices of Change in Cuba from the Non-State SectorCarmelo Mesa-Lago More than one million Cubans, representing thirty percent of the country’s labor force, currently comprise the non-state sector. This development represents a crucial structural reform implemented by Raul Castro. Yet, little has been published about the demographic makeup of this group. Based on eighty in-depth interviews recently conducted in Cuba, this book offers fascinating insights into today’s Cuban economy from the non-state sector, while also reflecting on its potential for development and the obstacles it faces.

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