By Peter Calvert
This Dictionary offers an neutral and worthy heritage to the Latin American quarter, very important for someone attracted to the present affairs, fresh heritage and financial system of this substantial sector. Entries offer definitions of phrases, suggestions, names and companies key to discussions of crucial and South the USA. masking a few forty eight nations and territories, this quantity bargains a special perception to the political and fiscal dimensions of this various area.
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After a brief period of relative stability at the beginning of the 20th century, the Chaco War (1932–37) with Paraguay erupted, with a heavy cost in lives. In the post-war period, still cut off from access to the sea, Bolivia was almost entirely dependent on the deep-mining of tin, of which it was the world’s second largest producer. Then, in 1943, the old oligarchy was ousted by a military coup, only to return briefly when Maj. Gualberto Villroel (President 1943–46) suffered defenestration at the hands of a crowd and his body was hanged from a lamp post.
He was, however, unable to persuade the new republics to unite and died on board the ship that was to take him into exile in 1830. Bolivia República de Bolivia Bolivia is the fifth largest country in South America. It is situated in the centre of the continent, some two-fifths of its area lying on the Andean plateau and most of the remainder in the Amazon Basin. It is bounded on the north-west by Peru, on the north and east by Brazil, on the south-east by Paraguay, on the south by Argentina and on the south-west by Chile, to which it lost its coastal province of Antofagasta in 1879.
Py/ Banco Nacional de Panamá National Bank of Panama Government-owned bank of issue, f. 1904. Under legislation passed in 1998 it and all other banks in Panama operate under the supervision of the Superintendencia de Bancos, originally founded in 1970 to license and control all banking activities on and from Panamanian soil. The balboa’s parity with the US dollar means that, to all intents and purposes, the dollar is the local currency. Hence, the Bank can effectively only issue currency for local use and has little control over the money supply, other than by creating credit against existing monetary resources.
Political and Economic Dictionary of Latin America, A by Peter Calvert