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    Inside the Mind of Latin Americas New Right


    Cannon, Barry (2016) Inside the Mind of Latin Americas New Right. NACLA Report on the Americas, 48 (4). pp. 328-333. ISSN 1071-4839

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    Abstract

    In Latin America, the political Right is back. In both Argentina and Brazil, governments led by right-wing presidents have taken power in the last year, after more than a decade of being led by left-leaning parties. Similarly, in Venezuela, an intense battle rages between elements of the Chavista Left and an insurgent Right -- the outcome of which is still unknown. What Despite being perceived by some sections of the left as not radical enough, the "pink tide" governments that rose to power in the region from 1999 onwards, challenged neoliberalism in a variety of arenas. Beginning with the military coup against the government of Salvador Allende in Chile in 1973, the Latin American Right has coalesced around a neoliberal project that is informed by a deeply-held belief that "free" trade, easier and more foreign direct investment, and an economy almost exclusively controlled by the private sector, the markets, and competition are the best way to solve pressing economic or social problems.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Inside the mind of Latin Americas; New Right;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 11941
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/10714839.2016.1258275
    Depositing User: Barry Cannon
    Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2019 15:27
    Journal or Publication Title: NACLA Report on the Americas
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
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