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A review of Democracy in the Americas: Stopping the Pendulum, edited by Robert A. Pastor.
Susan Kaufman Purcell is vice-president for Latin American affairs at the Americas Society in New York.
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Volume 27, Issue 2
Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador are weighed down by high crime, sluggish economies, and heavy reliance on remittances. And when significant political change has taken place, it has resulted in…
Volume 12, Issue 2
The conventional wisdom about Venezuela’s plight is largely mistaken. Only when Venezuelans recognize the real causes of their woes will they be able to make progress in overcoming them.
Despite recent progress in the government’s negotiations with rebel groups, Colombia’s problems remain acute: continued violence, growing human rights abuses, severe income inequality, and a depressed economy.