Broken promises: agrarian reform and the Latin American campesino
"Critically examines successes and failures of agrarian reform efforts in Bolivia, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Mexico. Concludes that agrarian reform has done little to reduce poverty or to create employment opportunities and a more equa
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Introduction to Rural Poverty in Latin America
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agrarian reform agricultural production agro-export Allende altiplano Arbenz areas asentados asentamiento became beneficiaries benefited Bolivia campesinos capital Central America Chamorro Chile Chilean Cirdenas coffee colonos commercial Conservatives corn cotton country's countryside crops demand distribution economic growth ejidatarios ejido elite encomienda estates exports expropriation families farmers farmland farms favored FMLN force Frei fundo Guatemala hacienda hectares important income increased increasingly Indian indigenous inflation infrastructure inputs inquilinos investment irrigated Janvry labor land reform land tenure landless landlords landowners latifundios Latin America Latin American countries legislation Liberals Meanwhile Mexican Mexico military minifundistas neoliberalism Nicaragua nonreformed sector nontraditional organization owners parcels peasants percent period plots policies political population President problems production cooperatives reforms in Latin region repression revolution rural poor rural poverty Salvador Salvadoran Sandinistas Sandino sharecroppers social Somoza Thiesenhusen trade unions United urban wage workers Zapata