8 USLAC Notes

8 USLAC Notes - U S LAC 11/10 Notes Elections in Nicaragua:...

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USLAC 11/10 Notes Elections in Nicaragua: int’l observers may not have been official from UN, OAS, EU, or Carter Center All of these observers were ‘disinvited’; kind of fishy Could be a very dangerous situation if gov’t is staging fraud (would mean the breakdown of democracy (first in a long time in LA)) Why would Ortega think he can do this? b/c he has the support of Chavez and Morales who would veto action by the OAS o Would mean a huge setback for democracy; could mean a similar situation for Venezuela’s elections in a few weeks o This situation is particularly precarious because the gov’t in US is in transition Poverty and Inequality Reading o Poverty and inequality are not the same thing o What if the US implemented their suggestions? Would it make a dif in poverty and inequality in LA? Leaves out a lot of detail in how to implement the recommendations Most of these recommendations are already being implemented to a certain degree They don’t discuss what the WB or IADB should do in addition to what the US would do Total GDP of Latin America: $2-3 trillion The money they’re suggesting the US give is not enough The US would have to micromanage everything about There’s nothing about civil society or NGOs and what they would do in addition to what the US does o NAFTA did not require Mexico to open its ag market until 10 yrs
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2009 for the course IRPS IRGN 454 taught by Professor Richardfeinberg during the Fall '08 term at UCSD.

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