Oil and Politics in Modern Brazil; Oil in the Economic Development of Venezuela

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Oil and Politics in Modern Brazil

By Peter Seaborn Smith
Maclean-Hunter Press, 1976
289 pp. $19.95
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Oil in the Economic Development of Venezuela

By Jorge Salazar-Carrillo
Praeger, 1976
215 pp. $17.50
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The origins and evolution of the petroleum industries in both Brazil and Venezuela have been atypical, but in every other aspect the policies and experiences of the two countries have been almost completely divergent. The contrasts thus engendered are striking.