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Global or Regional Web Sites These Web sites provide information on most
countries around the world or in a region of the world. After linking to
any of these sites, browse for the country-specific information.
Argentina

Bolivia
Brazil

Chile
Colombia

Ecuador
Peru

Global Web Sites

Background Notes
This United States State Department Web site provides basic information and statistics on a country's geography, government, economy, history, people, political conditions, and foreign relations.
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/

Eldis Country Profiles
This Web site is a gateway to online information on primarily developing countries.
http://www.eldis.org/country

Handbook of Latin American Studies
This United States Library of Congress resource provides "a bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars." In English and Español.
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/hlas/

InfoNation
This United Nations Web site provides four types of data (geographic, economic demographic, and social indicators) for the Member States of the United Nations.
http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/infonation/e_infonation.htm

International Data Base
This United States Census Bureau Web site contains "statistical tables of demographic and socio-economic data for all countries of the world."
http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idb/

Travel Warnings & Consular Information Sheets
United States State Department Consular Information Sheets are available for every country of the world. They include such information as location of the United States Embassy or Consulate in the subject country, unusual immigration practices, health conditions, minor political disturbances, unusual currency and entry regulations, crime and security information, and drug penalties. If an unstable condition exists in a country that is not severe enough to warrant a Travel Warning, a description of the condition(s) may be included under an optional section entitled "Safety/Security." Travel Warnings are issued when the State Department decides, based on all relevant information, to recommend that Americans avoid travel to a certain country.
http://travel.state.gov/

World Factbook
This United States Central Intelligence Agency resource provides general, concise statistical information on all countries of the world.
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html


Argentina

Argentina - Links
The entry for Argentina from the Latin American Network Information Center, Univeristy of Texas at Austin. Links to just about eveything.
http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/argentina/

Argentina - Maps
Maps of Argentina, courtesy of the Perry-Castañeda Library, University of Texas at Austin.
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/argentina.html

Country Briefings - Argentina
Provides background profiles, forecasts, and statistics for Argentina from the Economist Intelligence Unit.
http://www.economist.com/countries/Argentina/

Destination Argentina
The entry for Argentina from the Lonely Planet's Web site, for the traveler.
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/argentina

Governments on the WWW: Argentina
This Web site provides a variety of government-related information on Argentina.
http://www.gksoft.com/govt/en/ar.html

United States Embassy in Buenos Aires
This is the Web site for the United States Embassy in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina.
http://argentina.usembassy.gov/

CountryReports.org - Argentina
This is Web site provides information on population, geography, economy, history, and politics. Includes news and a map.
http://www.countryreports.org/Argentina.aspx


Bolivia

Bolivia - A Country Study
This United States Library of Congress Country Study provides a comprehensive analysis of Bolivia's economic condition, political structure, social conditions and history. Statistical tables, photographs and bibliographies are featured.
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/botoc.html

Bolivia - Links
The entry for Bolivia from the Latin American Network Information Center, Univeristy of Texas at Austin. Links to just about eveything.
http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/sa/bolivia/

Bolivia - Maps
Maps of Bolivia, courtesy of the Perry-Castañeda Library, University of Texas at Austin.
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/bolivia.html

Destination Bolivia
The entry for Bolivia from the Lonely Planet's Web site, for the traveler.
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/bolivia

Governments on the WWW: Bolivia
This Web site provides a variety of government-related information on Bolivia.
http://www.gksoft.com/govt/en/bo.html

United States Embassy in La Paz
This is the Web site for the United States Embassy in La Paz, the capital of Bolivia. In English and Spanish.
http://bolivia.usembassy.gov

CountryReports.org - Bolivia
This is Web site provides information on population, geography, economy, history, and politics. Includes news and a map.
http://www.countryreports.org/Bolivia.aspx


Brazil

Brazil - A Country Study
This United States Library of Congress Country Study provides a comprehensive analysis of Brazil's economic condition, political structure, social conditions and history. Statistical tables, photographs and bibliographies are featured.
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/brtoc.html

Brazil - Links
The entry for Brazil from the Latin American Network Information Center, Univeristy of Texas at Austin. Links to just about eveything.
http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/brazil/

Brazil - Maps
Maps of Brazil, courtesy of the Perry-Castañeda Library, University of Texas at Austin.
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/brazil.html

Country Briefings - Brazil
Provides background profiles, forecasts, and statistics for Brazil from the Economist Intelligence Unit.
http://www.economist.com/countries/Brazil/

Destination Brazil
The entry for Brazil from the Lonely Planet's Web site, for the traveler.
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/brazil

Governments on the WWW: Brazil
This Web site provides a variety of government-related information on Brazil.
http://www.gksoft.com/govt/en/br.html

United States Embassy in Brasilia
This is the Web site for the United States Embassy in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. In English and Portuguese.
http://brazil.usembassy.gov/

CountryReports.org - Brazil
This is Web site provides information on population, geography, economy, history, and politics. Includes news and a map.
http://www.countryreports.org/brazil.aspx


Chile

Chile - A Country Study
This United States Library of Congress Country Study provides a comprehensive analysis of Chile's economic condition, political structure, social conditions and history. Statistical tables, photographs and bibliographies are featured.
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cltoc.html

Chile - Links
The entry for Chile from the Latin American Network Information Center, Univeristy of Texas at Austin. Links to just about eveything.
http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/chile/

Chile - Maps
Maps of Chile, courtesy of the Perry-Castañeda Library, University of Texas at Austin.
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/chile.html

Country Briefings - Chile
Provides background profiles, forecasts, and statistics for Chile from the Economist Intelligence Unit.
http://www.economist.com/countries/Chile/

Destination Chile
The entry for Chile from the Lonely Planet's Web site, for the traveler.
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/chile

Governments on the WWW: Chile
This Web site provides a variety of government-related information on Chile.
http://www.gksoft.com/govt/en/cl.html

United States Embassy in Santiago
This is the Web site for the United States Embassy in Santiago, the capital of Chile. In English and Spanish.
http://chile.usembassy.gov/

CountryReports.org - Chile
This is Web site provides information on population, geography, economy, history, and politics. Includes news and a map.
http://www.countryreports.org/chile.aspx


Colombia

Colombia - A Country Study
This United States Library of Congress Country Study provides a comprehensive analysis of Colombia's economic condition, political structure, social conditions and history. Statistical tables, photographs and bibliographies are featured.
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cotoc.html

Colombia - Links
The entry for Colombia from the Latin American Network Information Center, Univeristy of Texas at Austin. Links to just about eveything.
http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/columbia/

Colombia - Maps
Maps of Colombia, courtesy of the Perry-Castañeda Library, University of Texas at Austin.
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/colombia.html

Destination Colombia
The entry for Columbia from the Lonely Planet's Web site, for the traveler.
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/colombia

Governments on the WWW: Colombia
This Web site provides a variety of government-related information on Colombia.
http://www.gksoft.com/govt/en/co.html

United States Embassy in Bogota
This is the Web site for the United States Embassy in Bogota, the capital of Colombia. In English and Spanish.
http://bogota.usembassy.gov/

CountryReports.org - Colombia
This is Web site provides information on population, geography, economy, history, and politics. Includes news and a map.
http://www.countryreports.org/Colombia.aspx


Ecuador

Country Briefings - Ecuador
Provides background profiles, forecasts, and statistics for Ecuador from the Economist Intelligence Unit.
http://www.economist.com/countries/Ecuador/

Destination Ecuador
The entry for Ecuador from the Lonely Planet's Web site, for the traveler.
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ecuador

Ecuador - A Country Study
This United States Library of Congress Country Study provides a comprehensive analysis of Ecuador's economic condition, political structure, social conditions and history. Statistical tables, photographs and bibliographies are featured.
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/ectoc.html

Ecuador - Links
The entry for Ecuador from the Latin American Network Information Center, Univeristy of Texas at Austin. Links to just about eveything.
http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/ecuador/

Ecuador - Maps
Maps of Ecuador, courtesy of the Perry-Castañeda Library, University of Texas at Austin.
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ecuador.html

Governments on the WWW: Ecuador
This Web site provides a variety of government-related information on Ecuador.
http://www.gksoft.com/govt/en/ec.html

United States Embassy in Quito
This is the Web site for the United States Embassy in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. In English and Spanish.
http://ecuador.usembassy.gov/

CountryReports.org - Ecuador
This is Web site provides information on population, geography, economy, history, and politics. Includes news and a map.
http://www.countryreports.org/Ecuador.aspx


Peru

Country Briefings - Peru
Provides background profiles, forecasts, and statistics for Peru from the Economist Intelligence Unit.
http://www.economist.com/countries/Peru/

Destination Peru
The entry for Peru from the Lonely Planet's Web site, for the traveler.
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/peru

Governments on the WWW: Peru
This Web site provides a variety of government-related information on Peru.
http://www.gksoft.com/govt/en/pe.html

Peru - A Country Study
This United States Library of Congress Country Study provides a comprehensive analysis of Peru's economic condition, political structure, social conditions and history. Statistical tables, photographs and bibliographies are featured.
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/petoc.html

Peru - Links
The entry for Peru from the Latin American Network Information Center, Univeristy of Texas at Austin. Links to just about eveything.
http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/peru/

Peru - Maps
Maps of Peru, courtesy of the Perry-Castañeda Library, University of Texas at Austin.
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/peru.html

United States Embassy in Lima
This is the Web site for the United States Embassy in Lima, the capital of Peru. In English and Spanish.
http://lima.usembassy.gov/

CountryReports.org - Peru
This is Web site provides information on population, geography, economy, history, and politics. Includes news and a map.
http://www.countryreports.org/Peru.aspx


Last Updated: December 13, 2011 Contact: Dr. Patricia Knobloch, huarpa@cox.net