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Natural hazards, unnatural disasters : the economics of effective prevention
This report synthesizes knowledge about the effects of natural hazards on human welfare, particularly in its economic aspects. It is a remarkable combination of case studies, data on many scales, andExpand
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A Nation for All: Race, Inequality, and Politics in Twentieth-Century Cuba
After 30 years of anti-colonial struggle against Spain and four years of military occupation by the United States, Cuba formally became an independent republic in 1902. The nationalist coalition thatExpand
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Climate Shocks and their Impact on Assets
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The New Afro-Cuban Cultural Movement and the Debate on Race in Contemporary Cuba
This paper analyses recent debates on race and racism in Cuba in the context of changing economic and social conditions in the island. Since the early 1990s, and largely in response to the negativeExpand
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Slave Law and Claims-Making in Cuba: The Tannenbaum Debate Revisited
Scholars of slavery in Latin America are giving renewed attention to the study of the law. Although this literature is not as developed and sophisticated as in the United States, where slavery hasExpand
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Race and Inequality in Cuba, 1899-1981
The original aim of this paper was restricted to testing, empirically, the impact of the revolution on race relations and inequality in Cuba. Although the issue has been the subject of considerableExpand
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Race, National Discourse, and Politics in Cuba: An Overview
"Please, do not speak about races," a reader of the Miami Herald who defined himself as a "Cuban mulatto" requested. "Comments like these do us a lot of harm ... what you are doing is dividing us"Expand
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Slaves and the Creation of Legal Rights in Cuba: Coartación and Papel
On August 16, 1855, Dona Carlota Dascar, a resident of Santiago de Cuba, initiated a lawsuit against the city’s public advocate (sindico procurador) to prevent the forcible sale of her slave Maria.Expand
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Locking and reverse molding of the fetal skull.
In 1972 Emery described a condition that he called “locking and reverse moulding of the fetal skull.” Crossing and fixation (locking) of the fetal cranial bones prevented normal skull molding, thusExpand
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