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ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR LATIN AMERICA: The Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA) -the Spanish acronym is CEPAL- was established in 1948. ECLAC, which is headquartered in Santiago, Chile, is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. It was founded for the purposes of contributing to the economic development of Latin America, coordinating actions directed towards this end, and reinforcing economic relationships among the countries and with the other nations of the world. The promotion of the region's social development was later included among its primary objectives. The 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean are member States of ECLAC, together with several North American and European nations that have historical, economic and cultural ties with the region.

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MONOPOLY AND PERFECT COMPETITION: Monopoly and perfect competition represent two extremes along a continuum of market structures. At the one extreme is perfect competition, representing the ultimate of efficiency achieved by an industry that is, well, perfectly competitive. Monopoly, at the other extreme, represents the ultimate of inefficiency brought about by the total lack of competition. You can't have less competition than a single firm selling a good.

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FEDERAL RESERVE DISTRICT BANKS

The 12 government banking institutions that form the core of the U.S. Federal Reserve System and are largely responsible for supervising, regulating, and interacting with commercial banks and carrying out the policies established by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Federal Reserve Banks are often termed bankers' banks in that they provide banking services to commercial banks. The 12 District Banks are supported in their activities by 25 Branch Banks.

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