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Published by University Press of America, Miller Center, University of Virginia in Lanham, [Charlottesville] .
Written in English



  • United States.,
  • Latin America.


  • Constitutional law -- United States.,
  • Constitutional law -- Latin America.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesUS Constitution and the constitutions of Latin America.
Statementedited by Kenneth W. Thompson.
SeriesThe Miller Center bicentennial series on constitutionalism ;, v. 7
ContributionsThompson, Kenneth W., 1921-
LC ClassificationsKF4554 .U1975 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 185 p. ;
Number of Pages185
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2025701M
ISBN 100819182370, 0819182389
LC Control Number91000473

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