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Forgotten Continent. The Battle for Latin America's Soul.

Reid, Michael

Verlag: Yale University Press, Yale University Press, 2007
ISBN 10: 0300116160 / ISBN 13: 9780300116168
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Titel: Forgotten Continent. The Battle for Latin ...

Verlag: Yale University Press, Yale University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2007

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: As New

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Inhaltsangabe: Latin America has often been condemned to failure. Neither poor enough to evoke Africa's moral crusade, nor as explosively booming as India and China, it has largely been overlooked by the West. Yet this vast continent, home to half a billion people, the world's largest reserves of arable land, and 8.5 per cent of global oil, is busily transforming its political and economic landscape. This book argues that rather than failing the test, Latin America's efforts to build fairer and more prosperous societies make it one of the world's most vigorous laboratories for capitalist democracy. In many countries, including Brazil, Chile and Mexico, democratic leaders are laying the foundations for faster economic growth and more inclusive politics, as well as tackling deep-rooted problems of poverty, inequality and social injustice. They face a new challenge from Hugo Chávez's oil-fuelled populism, and much is at stake. Failure will increase the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants to the United States and Europe, jeopardise stability in a region rich in oil and other strategic commodities, and threaten some of the world's most majestic natural environments. Drawing on Michael Reid's many years of reporting from inside Latin America's cities, presidential palaces and shantytowns, the book provides a vivid, immediate and informed account of a dynamic continent and its struggle to compete in a globalised world.

Rezension: 'Formidably well informed and written with exceptional clarity ... it combines all the strengths of journalistic experience with an explanatory energy rarely found in scholarly volumes.' --Professor James Dunkerley, Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London

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