The dictatorship and its aftermath - the secret wounds, Eduardo Galeano-- the construction of democracy in Nicaragua, Susanne Jonas and Nancy Stein-- the origins of crisis and instability in Central America, Edelberto Torres-Rivas-- contradictions of Guatemala's "Political Opening", Susanne Jonas-- the redemocratization process, James Petras-- foreign dept, the threat of foreign intervention and democracy in Latin America, Pablo Gonzalez Casanova-- the unpayable debt - an interview with Fidel Castro, Regino Diaz--
26 years of Cuban revolutionary politics - an appraisal, Max Azicri-- Haiti - a complex situation and an unknown struggle, Gerard Pierre-Charles-- economic crisis and dependency - the case of the Dominican Republic, Jose A. Moreno.
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Recent events throughout Latin America have placed issues of democracy at centre stage. Collected here are articles that evaluate different models of democracy, challenging the realities and myths of the practice of democracy in various countries throughout the region. Through the writings of leading Latin American and US scholars, including James Petras, Pablo Gonzalez Casanova and Max Azicri, the book addresses such important topics as whether Washington's "Model Democracies" are truly democratic, and how Guatemala's civilian regime compares to Nicaragua's revolutionary democracy. By covering countries as diverse as Cuba, Argentina and Guatemala, the collection adds to an understanding of different models of democracy and challenges traditional methodologies used to evaluate them. Several essays put the issue of democratization in the context of economic crisis, resulting in political redefinitions, and the emergence of the social movements. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780897891653 20160528