Economics, Politics and Social Issues in Latin America
Latin America is a diverse group countries with extremely diverse economies and political dynamics. Some are heavy in poverty and others are booming with petrodollars. They speak Spanish, Portuguese, and French. This book brings together analyses detailing crucial issues at the beginning of the 21st century.
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Page viii - The remainder of the chapter is organized as follows. Section 2 provides the conceptual and empirical background of the study, and also presents additional evidence for other Latin American countries.
Page 8 - The rates of social mobilization and the expansion of political participation are high; the rates of political organization and institutionalization are low. The result is political instability and disorder.
Page xiv - There, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN...