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Latin America: 150 years of independence

It is a remarkable fact of history that all of the countries of Spanish and Portuguese speaking America achieved national independence between the years 1811 and 1830, with the exception of the Dominican Republic (1844), Cuba (1898) and Panama (1903). On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of this great struggle for freedom. The UNESCO Courier is proud to devote an entire special issue to the lands and people of Hispano-America.

With its dramatic contrasts in geography, climate, ways of life, races and cultures, the world of Latin America offers us a vast and varied mosaic. The UNESCO Courier has attempted to open a small window on this part of the worldits past history, some of its current problems, and the enormous strides it has been making for its future development.

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Discover other issues on Latin America: 

Latin America's cultural explosion, March 1972

Latin America: composite profile of a continent, August-September 1977

June 1961