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Unformatted text preview: 1965. -From 1910-1919 there were about 24 military coups.-But not all countries cycled between military and democratic regimes. o 1. Mexico was under a very stable, civil dictatorship from 1924 to 2000 for two reasons. Military was reasonably well behaved. Military as an institution was not governing. They played a security role o El Salvador and Nicaragua were strictly authoritarian up until 1990. o Venezuela, Colombia, and Costa Rica founded democratic regimes that began in the 1950s and still exist to the day (??). Colombia and Venezuela are struggling today from a democratic standpoint. o And of course, then theres Cuba Authoritarian regime has never been democratic.-In the 1950s had Latin America the second wealthiest region but that has slowed relatively to other regions.-Latin America has the highest degree of income inequality in the world....
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