Canadian-Latin American Resource Centre
Organization profile published 1986

Year Published:  1986  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX3154
Inactive/Defunct Organization
Abstract:  The CANADA-LATIN AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTRE (CLARC) is a comprehensive colleciton of books and resources on all countries of Latin America. The Centre, which is located in downtown Toronto, is open five days and one evening a week by appointment with the CLARC librarian. There is a small user's fee. Out of town requests for informaiton are handled by mail, and there is a charge for the librarian's time and resources. Institutions and media can pay a yearly fee for special services.

Included in CLARC are over 9,000 files on topics and issues related to each Latin American country; extensive files on corporations, especially Canadian corporations, which have relations with Latin America; subject files (aid, banking, the church, native peoples, human rights, Canadian and U.S. foreign policy, militarism, etc.); a small collection of labour files, periodicals in Spanish, English, Portuguese, and French from or or every Latin American country; various publications from the Canadian government and business press; annual reports from the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Inter-American Development Bank; as well as a specialized book colleciton, Graphics, files, a slide collection, and other educational materials are also included in the collection.

The Latin American Working Group also operates a small bookstore with over 500 titles (books and peridocials) on Latin America.

This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1986.


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