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Guide To The Perfect Latin American Idiot

Author : Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza
ISBN : 9781461662785
Genre : Social Science
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By opening the ever-escalating debate regarding Latin America's "underdeveloped" status and cloaking the seriousness of the situation with wit and humor, the Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot reached number one status on the nonfiction bestseller lists in many countries in Latin America. It reveals the connection between economic success and cultural values—attitudes toward work, education, health care and community—and the consequence of the Latin American people retaining or evolving these values.

Guide To The Perfect Latin American Idiot

Author : Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza
ISBN : 9781568332369
Genre : Social Science
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Three Latin American writers quote, dissect and review this character in a cultural critique that combines analysis with humor and a relentless self-criticism.

Guide To The Perfect Latin American Idiot

Author : Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza
ISBN : UOM:39015055458676
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Three disillusioned ex-leftists look inward at their personal hero worship, and outward at a region still beset by serious economic problems, to find answers to Latin America's most vexing issues, in a volume that includes an introduction by acclaimed author Mario Vargas Llosa. Original.

The Che Guevara Myth And The Future Of Liberty

Author : Alvaro Vargas Llosa
ISBN : IND:30000116718234
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Nearly four decades after his death, the legend of Che Guevara has grown worldwide. In this new book, Alvaro Vargas Llosa separates the myth from the reality of Che's legacy, and shows that Che's ideals were a re-hash of notions about centralized power that have long been the major source of suffering and misery in the underdeveloped world. With testimonies from witnesses of Che's actions, Alberto Vargas Llosa's detailed account of the "real Che" sets the record straight by exposing the delusion at the heart of the Che phenomenon. Vargas Llosa shows that Che's legacy—making the law subservient to the most powerful, crushing any and all dissent, and concentrating wealth under the guise of "social equality"—is not the solution to poverty and injustice but is the core of the problem. Besides exposing the dark truths of Che's ideology and actions, The Che Guevara Myth and the Future of Liberty elaborates on attempts by both the left and right to suppress liberty and examines the manifestation of Latin American spirit throughout the ages, from early indigenous trade to today's enterprising communities overcoming government impediments. In so doing, the book points to the real revolution among the poor—the liberation of individuals from the constraints of state power in all spheres, public and private. Whether you love or hate Che, The Che Guevara Myth and the Future of Liberty will not leave you untouched and will provide a powerful, new perspective on how to overcome the challenges facing the Third World.

Liberty For Latin America

Author : Alvaro Vargas Llosa
ISBN : 9781466893733
Genre : Political Science
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Latin America's Foremost Political Journalist Makes a Brilliant and Passionate Argument for Real Reform In the Economically Crippled Continent In Liberty for Latin America, Alvaro Vargas Llosa offers an incisive diagnosis of Latin America's woes--and a prescription for finally getting the region on the road to both genuine prosperity and the protection of human rights. When the economy in Argentina--at one time a model of free-market reform--collapsed in 2002, experts of all persuasions asked: What went wrong? Vargas Llosa shows that what went wrong in Argentina has in fact gone wrong all over the continent for over five hundred years. He explains how the republics of the nineteenth century and the revolutions of the twentieth-populist uprisings, Marxist coops, state takeovers, and First World-sponsored privatization-have all run up against the oligarchic legacy of statism. Illiberal elites backed by the United States and Europe have perpetuated what he calls the "five principles of oppression" in order to maintain their hold on power. The region has become "a laboratory for political and economic suicide," while comparable countries in Asia and Eastern Europe have prospered. The only way to change things in Latin America, Vargas Llosa argues, is to remove the five principles of oppression, genuinely reforming institutions and the underlying culture for the benefit of the disempowered public. In Liberty for Latin America, he explains how, offering hope as well as insight for all those who care for the future of this troubled region.

Latin America In The Era Of The Cuban Revolution

Author : Thomas C. Wright
ISBN : 0275967050
Genre : History
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This work explores the impact of the Cuban Revolution in Cuba and Latin America over a 30-year period. It reviews the Revolution's background, before going on to examine economic and social reform in Cuba. In addition, the book analyzes other significant Latin American governments and revolutions.

Contemporary Latin American Social And Political Thought

Author : Iván Márquez
ISBN : 074253992X
Genre : History
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This anthology offers the first serious, broad-ranging collection of English translations of significant Latin American contributions to social and political thought spanning the last forty years. Iván Márquez has judiciously selected narratives of resistance and liberation; ground-breaking texts in Latin American fields of inquiry such as liberation theology, philosophy, pedagogy, and dependency theory; and important readings in guerrilla revolution, socialist utopia, and post–Cold War thought, especially in the realms of democracy and civil society, alternatives to neoliberalism, and nationalism in the context of globalization. Highlighting the vitality, diversity, and originality of Latin American thought, this anthology will be invaluable for students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities.

Open Veins Of Latin America

Author : Eduardo Galeano
ISBN : 9780853459910
Genre : History
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Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx. Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, cacao and cotton, rubber and coffee, fruit, hides and wool, petroleum, iron, nickel, manganese, copper, aluminum ore, nitrates, and tin. These are the veins which he traces through the body of the entire continent, up to the Rio Grande and throughout the Caribbean, and all the way to their open ends where they empty into the coffers of wealth in the United States and Europe. Weaving fact and imagery into a rich tapestry, Galeano fuses scientific analysis with the passions of a plundered and suffering people. An immense gathering of materials is framed with a vigorous style that never falters in its command of themes. All readers interested in great historical, economic, political, and social writing will find a singular analytical achievement, and an overwhelming narrative that makes history speak, unforgettably. This classic is now further honored by Isabel Allende's inspiring introduction. Universally recognized as one of the most important writers of our time, Allende once again contributes her talents to literature, to political principles, and to enlightenment.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Learning Spanish

Author : Gail Stein
ISBN : 9781429526500
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This updated edition of the number one selling beginning-level Spanish book offers loads of new content, including: € An expanded Spanish/English/English/Spanish dictionary-with twice as many entries as the leading competition € New exercises, with answers in each chapter € Expanded vocabulary and more useful phrases € More illustrations for learning new words Just in time for summer travelers, this is the user-friendly language guide that makes Spanish a snap.

In The Shadows Of State And Capital

Author : Steve Striffler
ISBN : 0822328631
Genre : Business & Economics
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In the Shadows of State and Capital tells the story of how Ecuadorian peasants gained, and then lost, control of the banana industry.

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