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Thursday, April 10, 2008 UN: MDG assessment Extreme poverty remains “very high” in region o 222M very poor o 96 million indigents 1970’s> Struggles vs. dictatorships 1980’s>> democratization but also the debt decade Recall Structural Adjustment programs (SAP’s) Key Policies: Liberalization and re-regulation Increase exports Austerity Privatization o 1 st sell of state o . LAC adjustments “guinea pig” Reversing ISI model Sever social costs o Debt remains big part of the picture o Big backlash Eg. IMF riots and debt protests Vs. liberalization and privatization LA’s-->war with the past and new tensions w/ economic reforms Brazil: struggle vs. junta and enduring inequality 1978: indpt. Union mvt. 1979: workers party(PT) o Wins some city and state elections o Eg. Porto alegre(1989) o Narrowly loose national elections in 1989 and 1994 o Elected nationally in 2002 and 2006 Govern from the center left MST increasingly frustrated Radical left in Latin America Lula- the third world has already began Recall: brazil 2% owners, 50 percent land
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