Latin Americas New Left
Key examples: Kirschners in Argentina, Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, Rafael Correa in Ecuador, and
Evo Morales in Bolivia.
What defines the new left : elections, state centered
Development (nationalization of many sectors of the econ
Bolivia: MAS and the rise of Morales
Privatization: between 1995 and 1996 the Bolivian government auctioned off the oil company, the
telephone, the national airline, electric company, and much of the national railroad was dismantled and
How have Colombia, Mexico and the US sought to control the production and distribution of
What kinds of strategies have been effective?
What kinds of strategies have not been effective?
What are some of the consequences of the drug war for the pe
Free Trade Deals (opening markets)
STAA- failed attempt at hemispheric free trade deal
CAFTA- DR, 2004- the deal was supposed to safeguard public health, spur economic prosperity at home
and abroad, and protect workers, consumers, and the envi
Indigenous Movements and the New Left government of Rafael Correa in Ecuador
Rafael Correa won a third term of the presidency in 2013. Once Finance Minister, he has a PhD in
Economics and considers himself to be of the Christian Left. He has defau
Thesis: NAFTA has created conditions that diminish Mexicos food and labor sovereignty. Food selfsufficiency is essential to having labor sovereignty.
So how does the author describe all of this happening?
Why did trade liberalization cause Mexico to be hi
Pelourinho, Salvador, Brazil
Named a world heritage site, 1985
Racial democracy: a myth that Brazil has less racial discrimination and oppression than other countries
because they never instated segregation and because race is a fluid co