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After decades of military rule, the fourth most populous democracy enjoyed effective reformist leadership that tamed inflation, opened the country up to trade, and addressed poverty and other social issues, enabling Brazil to become more of an essential participant in global affairs.

“Las elecciones de Brasil están muy abiertas y puede ganar cualquiera”

Rejecting that the United States has had much input into the direction of Latin America in recent years, he departs from the writings authors like Uruguay’s Eduardo Galeano who remain deeply sceptical of capitalism.

He is quick to blame economic woes on refusal to embrace free-market ideology without giving equal weight to the negative effects of support of right-wing movements in Guatemala for example have had on the people of these countries.

One of the reasons I bought it was that I am guilty of exactly what the author says. Want to Read saving….

Key points of the Washington consensus according to Reid: These are the biggest issues I have with the book, although there are plenty more. Bob at bat by Ellen Tarlow Book 1 edition published in in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.


El continente olvidado : la lucha por el alma de América Latina

His writing does not lack color and humor, but he treats his ideological opponents in a dismissive manner and risks distorting history in his attempt to set the record straight. Not all aspects of good old Latin American populism have appeared in western societies, but there are similarities.

The rise of populism is also well covered. Reid mentions 4 of them: Jan 05, Jennyb rated it liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

You may have already requested this item. Al this makes Forgotten Continent a strangely relevant book, 10 years after it was first published.

What IS here is a somewhat dry but very informative overview of political and economic trends in Central and South America, as well as a reasoned defense of Seven years after its publication, this book feels a bit dated and I would love to see new addenda from this author about recent developments in Brazil, the effect of the global financial crisis on Latin America generally, and the aftermath of Chavez’s death in Venezuela.

Michael Reid britischer Journalist. He also analyses the impact the US and Europe have had and continue to have in the region. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.

The author does not hide his doubts about the value of the Bolivarian alternative for the regions development. It is not a simple book, but is information intense while retaining a high interest level. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. English Spanish 9 Arabic 2 German 1 Portuguese 1.

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Reid cannot really believe what he is saying. Reid offers some lessons from the Latin American experience: For that alone, given the scarcity of similar efforts, it’s a highly valuable contribution.


On the down side, I happen to know a fair amount of Chilean history and contemporary economics and I found the authors characterization of Chile as the exemplary case quite inaccurate.

The subtitle, ”the battle for Latin America’s soul”, refers to the threat that populism poses to the incipient and fragile democracies of Latin America. Nov 07, Joe Ruvido rated it really liked contiente.

Don’t have an account? Reid, a journalist who works for The Economist, takes the side of those sometimes flawed democracies. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.

Indeed, GROWING food efficiently may be good for the environment, but Reid fails to mention that ‘food miles’ also include exports such as beef, poultry, pork and so on which contributes to environmental degredation. Wealth of natural resources. It’s nicely written and easy to read, and the view is somewhat refreshing. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Nostalgia for a bygone era.

For a book about Latin America, surprisingly few Latin American sources are cited in the bibliography. It does so in the readable style of a current affairs publication as opposed to an academic text. The E-mail message field is required.