Forgotten continent: the battle for Latin America's soul

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2011
Language:
English
Description

Latin America has often been condemned to failure. Neither poor enough to evoke Africa's moral crusade nor as explosively booming as India and China, it has largely been overlooked by the West. Yet this vast continent, home to half a billion people, the world's largest reserves of arable land, and 8.5 percent of global oil, is busily transforming its political and economic landscape.

This book argues that rather than failing the test, Latin America's efforts to build fairer and more prosperous societies make it one of the world's most vigorous laboratories for capitalist democracy. In many countries—including Brazil, Chile, and Mexico—democratic leaders are laying the foundations for faster economic growth and more inclusive politics, as well as tackling deep-rooted problems of poverty, inequality, and social injustice. They face a new challenge from Hugo Chávez's oil-fuelled populism, and much is at stake. Failure will increase the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants to the United States and Europe, jeopardize stability in a region rich in oil and other strategic commodities, and threaten some of the world's most majestic natural environments.

Drawing on Michael Reid's many years of reporting from inside Latin America's cities, presidential palaces, and shantytowns, this book provides a vivid, immediate, and informed account of a dynamic continent and its struggle to compete in a globalized world.

Also in this Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9781483072616
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID c19c46d5-1fb6-d029-3dbf-2f67b089a48f
full_title forgotten continent the battle for latin americas soul
author reid michael
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-12-13 01:49:47AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Dikeos, Gary.
author Reid, Michael.
author2-role Dikeos, Gary.|Narrator, hoopla digital.
author_display Reid, Michael
display_description

Latin America has often been condemned to failure. Neither poor enough to evoke Africa's moral crusade nor as explosively booming as India and China, it has largely been overlooked by the West. Yet this vast continent, home to half a billion people, the world's largest reserves of arable land, and 8.5 percent of global oil, is busily transforming its political and economic landscape.

This book argues that rather than failing the test, Latin America's efforts to build fairer and more prosperous societies make it one of the world's most vigorous laboratories for capitalist democracy. In many countries—including Brazil, Chile, and Mexico—democratic leaders are laying the foundations for faster economic growth and more inclusive politics, as well as tackling deep-rooted problems of poverty, inequality, and social injustice. They face a new challenge from Hugo Chávez's oil-fuelled populism, and much is at stake. Failure will increase the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants to the United States and Europe, jeopardize stability in a region rich in oil and other strategic commodities, and threaten some of the world's most majestic natural environments.

Drawing on Michael Reid's many years of reporting from inside Latin America's cities, presidential palaces, and shantytowns, this book provides a vivid, immediate, and informed account of a dynamic continent and its struggle to compete in a globalized world.

format_catalog eAudiobook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, eBook
id c19c46d5-1fb6-d029-3dbf-2f67b089a48f
isbn 9781483072616
item_details hoopla:MWT10025218||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10025218||Available Online||||, overdrive:2b5aa055-5d56-4fca-b0e8-c78793ecdadd|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_catalog
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
primary_isbn 9781483072616
publishDate 2011
record_details hoopla:MWT10025218|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Blackstone Audio, Inc. ,|2011.|1 online resource (1 audio file (18hr., 33 min.)) : digital., overdrive:2b5aa055-5d56-4fca-b0e8-c78793ecdadd|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Audio|2011|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog hoopla:MWT10025218||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false||||, overdrive:2b5aa055-5d56-4fca-b0e8-c78793ecdadd|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Democracy -- Latin America -- History, Latin America -- Economic conditions -- 1982-, Latin America -- Politics and government -- 1980-
title_display Forgotten continent : the battle for Latin America's soul
title_full Forgotten Continent The Battle for Latin America's Soul, Forgotten continent : the battle for Latin America's soul [electronic resource] Reid, Michael.
title_short Forgotten continent :
title_sub the battle for Latin America's soul
topic_facet Democracy, Economic conditions, History, Nonfiction, Politics, Politics and government