The Journey of Latin America and the Caribbean
Pan American Health Organization
Pan American Sanitary Bureau, Regional Office of the World Health Organization
International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction
Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean
Also published in Spanish (1994) under the title:
Hacia un mundo más seguro frente a los desastres naturales: la trayectoria de América Latina y el Caribe
ISBN 92 75 12114 1
© Pan American Health Organization, 1994
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