Hemisphere

Hemisphere is a magazine specializing in Social Science topics.

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 3, Spring

Back to Basics: The One Message -- Basic Rights!
Is the second oldest democracy of Latin America in "clear and present danger" of destruction? Novelist Tom Clancy and the US government would assumedly answer 'apparently.' On March 1, 1996, eight months before the US presidential vote, the White House...
Caribbean Maritime Society
Although Michael Morris deals with a narrower topic than Maingot, in several ways Caribbean Maritime Security is related to Maingot's work, notably to the pertinence of a geopolitical approach to international relations in the Caribbean and the new challenges...
How Real Is the Plano Real: Controversy over the Thrust of Economic Reform
On July 1, 1996, the Plano Real (Real Plan), Brazil's most watched, ongoing national event, turned two years old. Fernando Henrique Cardoso depended upon the plan's initial success in reducing Brazil's chronic mega-inflation to carry him to the Brazilian...
One Step Forward, Ten Steps Back
Cuban society is facing a very complex economic and political situation. The events surrounding the February 24, 1996 downing of two civilian aircraft and the subsequent announcement from the Communist Party politburo of a new ideological offensive,...
Perspectives on Regional Trade: CARICOM, MERCOSUR and NAFTA Revisted
Four University of North Florida professors,9(1) who recently completed a two-year study under the auspices of a grant from the United States Department of Education, concluded that the "opening" of Cuba will have a greater impact upon the Caribbean...
Popular Participation Bolivian Style: Decentralizing Economic Power
When President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, the author of the 1985 draconian neoliberal reform which curbed Bolivia's hyperinflation, took office on August 6, 1993, few were willing to concede that his ambitious Plan de Todos (Plan for All) would succeed....
Rembering James Nelson Goodsell
Jim Goodsell, the longtime Latin American correspondent from the Christian Science Monitor had that great quality of being both a good reporter and a first-rate human being. I first met Jim in 1966 in the Dominican Republic in advance of that country's...
The European Connection: A Regional Approach to Fighting Drugs in the Caribbean
To the Latin American drug trafficker, the Caribbean represents just one entity through which the merchandise can pass to reach the lucrative markets of the United States and Europe. The drug trafficker ignores--but at the same time exploits--the region's...
The Last Hurrah: The End of Ethnic Politics in Suriname
Newspapers in the United States and, especially, the Netherlands, trumpeted the May 1996 victory of the multiethnic New Front over former military commander and one-time dictator Desi Bouterse's National Democratic Front (NDP) as Suriname's conclusive...
The United States and the Caribbean
The works under review bring a new perspective to the analysis of the relations between the hemisphere's Leviathan and Lilliputians. At first glance, The United States and the Caribbean appears written for the US academic market and can serve as a text...
Unearthing Grassroots Power
The fate of tropical forests has captured the imagination of the world for over a decade. Many studies have diagnosed the proximate and deeper causes of deforestation and sketched out policy proposals to stem, halt, or reverse the process. In this debate,...
Unwanted Fame: Dominican Republic -- Headquarters for Narcotraffickers
While President Leonel Fernandez has committed his new administration to an agenda to consolidate democracy and provide economic opportunities in the Dominican Republic, another potentially corrosive process is underway in this country. In Santo Domingo's...