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Country Information

Country Studies / Area Handbooks - The Library of Congress.
Excellent in depth coverage of most LAC countries. Includes a country profile, major historical events, economy, government, political systems, gender issues, military, etc.
Organized like a book, with individual chapters, this is a good starting point for both the beginning and advanced researcher.

The World Factbook 2004 - CIA.
Up to date statistical information. Includes geography, people, government, economy, transportation and military.

Background Notes - US State Department.
General information on countries and international organizations (including the OAS and UN). Statistical facts and short overviews on history, economy, politics, travel and business information.

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