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BiblioNoticias No. 68, Revised July, 1993

Editor: Ann Hartness


Compiled by Oscar E. Delepiani

Newsletters are good sources for up-to-date information about Latin America. Some provide general coverage of Latin American issues, focusing on current events, politics and economics. Others report on specialized topics and are often published by representative organizations. The titles included in this guide are only a selection of the English language newsletters found in the Benson Latin American Collection; others may be located through the Online Catalog (UTCAT) by using subject headings such as Latin America—Politics and government—Periodicals and Latin America—Economic Conditions—Periodicals.

The most recent issues of newsletters which are starred(*) are located in the Periodicals Reading Area, shelved alphabetically under their titles, while older issues are in the Benson Collection stacks under their classification numbers. Unstarred newsletters are located in the stacks.


The Andean Report.* Lima, Peru: Andean Air Mail & Peruvian Times. Vol. 1 (July 1975)-.
"Peru's business weekly."
Reports on the countries in the Andean region Continues: Andean Air Mail & Peruvian Times, The West Coast Leader and Peru Today.

Caribbean Dateline. Washington, DC: Caribbean Dateline. Vol. 1 (May 1980)-.
Quarterly. 8 p.
"Events, trends, opportunities for investors in the Caribbean and Central America." Includes Caribbean & Central American Letter.

Caribbean Insight.* London: West India Committee and Caribbean Publishing Co. Began in 1977?-. Monthly. 12 p.
News capsules on most Caribbean countries in each issue. Incorporates: The Caribbean and West Indies Chronicle.

Central America Newspak. Austin, TX: Documentation Exchange. v. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 17-Mar. 3, 1986)-. 10 p.
"A bi-weekly news and resource update." Reprints articles taken from U. S. and Latin American newspapers on politics, social issues, human rights, refugees. Formerly published by the Central America Resource Center.

Central America Report.* Guatemala City: Infopress Centroamericana. Vol. 1 (Aug. 23, 1974)-. Weekly. 8 p.
General news on the region and on individual countries; focus is politics and economics. F/1421/C46/LAC

Central America Update.* Toronto, Ontario: Latin American Working Group and the Jesuit Centre for Social Faith and Justice. 1979?-. Bimonthly. 44 p.
Regional news on current issues in Central America. Incorporates Nicaragua Update. F/1421/C467/LAC

Hemisfile. La Jolla, CA: Institute of the Americas. Jan 1990-. Bimonthly. 12 pages.
"Perspectives on political and economic trends in the Americas."

The IDB.* Washington: Inter-American Development Bank. April-May 1987-. Monthly. 16 p. Economic and social development trends in Latin America and the Caribbean and activities of the Bank. Continues: IDB news.

International Report. Irvine, Calif.: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Mar. 1983)-. 3 nos. a year. 10 pages.
Analyzes world events; includes Latin America. Continues: Colombia report.


Latin America Monitor

The six regional newsletters listed below, which comprise the Latin America Monitor, publish reliable news focusing on current events related to government and politics.

Latin America Monitor: Andean group. London: Business Monitor International Ltd. Vol. 8, no. 2 (Mar. 1991)-. Monthly. 12 p.
Covers Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. Continues: Latin American Monitor, 3: Andean group.

Latin America Monitor: Brazil.* London: Business Monitor International, Ltd. Vol. 10, no. 3 (Mar. 1993)-. Monthly. 8 p.
Continues in part: Latin America Monitor: Mexico & Brazil.

Latin America Monitor: Caribbean.* London: Business Monitor International Ltd. Vol. 8, no. 2 (Mar. 1991)-. Monthly. 12 p.
Continues: Latin American Monitor, 5: Caribbean.

Latin America Monitor: Central America.* London: Business Monitor International Ltd. Vol. 8, no. 2 (Mar. 1991)-. Monthly. 12 p.
Continues in part: Latin American Monitor, 2: Central America.

Latin America Monitor: Mexico.* London, England: Latin American Monitor, Ltd. Vol 10, no. 3 (Mar. 1993)-. Monthly. 8 p.
Continues in part: Latin America Monitor: Mexico & Brazil.

Latin America Monitor: Southern Cone.* London: Business Monitor International Ltd. Vol. 8, no. 2 (Mar. 1991)-. Monthly. 12 p.
Covers Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. Continues Latin American Monitor, 4: Southern Cone.

Latin America Press.* Lima, Peru: Latin America Press. Began in 1969? Weekly. 8 p.
"A weekly newsletter covering vital trends in Latin America." Published also in Spanish with title: Noticias aliadas.


Latin America Regional Reports

The five newsletters listed below which constitute the Latin America Regional Reports have a political and economic focus. Their titles have varied over the years; sometimes it has been Latin American Regional Reports, which was the case at the time of this writing

Latin America Regional Reports: Andean Group.* London: Latin American Newsletters
Nov. 1979-.
Covers Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.

Latin America Regional Reports: Brazil.* London, England: Latin American Newsletters. RC-79-01 (9 Nov. 1979)-. Weekly. 8 pages.

Latin America Regional Reports: Caribbean & Central America.* London, England: Latin American Newsletters. RC-93-01 (21 Jan. 1993)-. Weekly. 8 p.
Continues: Latin American Regional Reports: Caribbean and Latin American Regional Reports. Mexico & Central America.

Latin America Regional Reports: Mexico & NAFTA Report.* London, England: Latin American Newsletters. RM-93-01- (14 Jan. 1993)-. Weekly. 8 p.
Continues in part: Latin American Regional Reports: Mexico & Central America.

Latin America Regional Reports: Southern Cone.* London: Latin American Newsletters. Dec. 1979-. Weekly. 8 p.
Covers Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

Latin American Index.* Washington, DC: Latin Research Group. Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 1/15 1973)-. Semimonthly. 4 p.
"Each issue covers political and economic events of the preceeding half month."

Latin American Special Reports.* London: Latin American Newsletters, LTD. SR-86-02 (July 1986). Bimonthly. 12 p.
Each issue discusses a specific topic as it relates to the region and each country in it. F/1401/L3238/LAC

Latin American Times. New York: World Reports Ltd. Vol. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 1979)-. 10 times a year. 23 pages.
"Intelligence commentaries on Latin America economic and political reports."

Latin American Weekly Report.* London: Latin American Newsletters. WR-86-24 (June 26, 1986)-. 12 p.
One of the best of its kind for political and economic news, this newsletter has covered Latin America for 25 years. Continues Weekly Report.

North-South Focus. Coral Gables, FL.: North-South Center, University of Miami. Monthly. 6 p. Each issue devoted to a specific topic on a particular country of the Americas.

North South Issues. Coral Gables, FL : North-South Center, University of Miami. Feb. 1992-. Monthly. 6 p.
Issues are devoted to specific topics such as democratization, trade, the environment, or drugs, as they affect various countries in Latin America.

This Week in Central America.* Guatemala: This Week Publications. Vol. 13, no. 1 (Jan. 1, 1990)-. Weekly. 6 p.
"A report on business and politics." Continues: This Week, Central America & Panama. F/1421/T448/LAC

Washington Report on the Hemisphere.* Washington: Council on Hemispheric Affairs Vol 1, no. 4 (Nov. 11, 1980)-. Biweekly, 8 pages.
Covers general news and current issues on selected countries in each issue.



AIFLD Outlook. Washington, DC: American Institute for Free Labor Development. Fall 1992-. Quarterly. 8 p..
Labor issues in the Americas and in developing countries.

Business Latin America.* New York: Business International Corporation, Dec. 15, 1966-. Weekly. 8p.
"Global business information and advice." Includes brief news notes as well as lengthier articles.

Development Policy. Washington, DC: Inter-American Development Bank, Development Policy Research Division. Vol. 1, no. 1 (March 1992)-. Irregular. 12 p.
"Newsletter on policy research."

Drug Trafficking Update. Lima, Peru: Andean Commission of Jurists.Year 1, no. 1 (May 7, 1990)-. Monthly. 8 p.
Covers drug traffic issues in the Andean countries. .

Epidemiological Bulletin. Washington, DC: Pan American Health Organization, Pan American Sanitary Office. Vol. 1 (1980)-. Quarterly. 16 p.
Health news on the Americas in English and Spanish.

Executive Notes on Environment and Development. Santiago, Chile: Environment and Human Settlements Division and the Information Service of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. No. EN-00, (1991)-. Monthly. 4 p.
Press-release style news on the environment in Latin America and the Caribbean. TD/171.5/L37/N6813/LAC

Human Ecology and Health. Mexico, DF: Pan American Center for Human Ecology and Health, Environmental Health Program, Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization. Vol. 1, no. 1 (1982)-. Quarterly. 10 p.
News on prevention of adverse health effects that may result from environmental modifications that accompany industrialization, urbanization and economic development.

LDC Debt Report.* Bethesda, MD. : International Banking Regulator. July 25, 1988-. Weekly. 12 p. "An American banker newsletter on developing-country debt." Includes special section on Latin America.

Refugee Reports. Washington, DC: U. S. Committee for Refugees. Vol. 2, no. 1 (June 27, 1980)-. Monthly. 8 p.
"A news service of the U.S. Committee for Refugees." Worldwide coverage, but strong on Latin America.

Third World Resources. Oakland, CA: Third World Resources. Vol. 1, no. 1 (Spring 1985)-. 20 p. "A quarterly review of resources from & about the world. . . Directory information on organizations, books, periodicals, pamphlets, articles and audiovisuals."

Transboundary Resources Report.* Albuquerque, NM: International Transboundaries Resources Center, School of Law, The University of New Mexico. Vol. 1, no. 1 -. Three times a year. 8p. "Focuses on US-Mexico transboundary resources, but not exclusively." Topics such as industry, maquiladoras, agriculture, the environment.

Update. New York: United Nations Centre for Science and Technology for Development. Monthly. 8p.
News of science and technology in developing countries, including those in Latin America and the Caribbean.

 World Bank Policy Research Bulletin. Washington, DC: The World Bank, Research Advisory Staff. Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan.-Feb 1990)-. Five nos. per year. 16 p.
News on research by the Bank's advisory staff. Includes general articles on development, many on Latin American or Caribbean countries, research in progress, publications; worldwide coverage. Continues: World Bank Research News.


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