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POS 202 AE 31

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November 11, 2007 Comparative Politics Discussion AE 31 In Jorge G. Castaneda’s Latin America’s Left Turn , the concept of where Latin America made a turn departing even farther from economic progress and improved democratic governance. The adaptation of free market reforms, concurrence on certain issues and policies with the United States, and the implementation of a representative democracy are some of the important aspects that Latin America is falling farther apart from. There are two left turns that Latin America is taking – one is modern, open-minded, and an internationalist, and the other is nationalist, strident, and close-minded. Alas the second is not aware of its past mistakes and has not changed to prevent those errors from reoccurring. With all this discussion on the left, it must first be established what the “left” is. The left is defined as the thought of stressing social improvements over macroeconomic
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Unformatted text preview: orthodoxy, equal distribution of wealth, sovereign rule over international cooperation, and democracy over governmental effectiveness. There are many reasons why Latin America has made a left turn. The first was that Latin American would not be accused of having ties with the Soviet Union because it collapsed; hence, it erased all geopolitical stigmas. Secondly, Latin America’s inequality, poverty, and concentration of opportunity meant that it had to move towards the left. And lastly, because of the social, demographic, and ethnic configuration of the region, Latin America would see more victories for the left. The economic, social, and political reforms implemented in Latin America so far have all failed except for in Chile. Site: http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=970678261&sid=4&Fmt=3-&clientId=22311&RQT=309&VName=PQD...
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