Video — 1 videodisc (52 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
"On April 20th, 2008, carried by a tremendous popular support worthy of the greatest South American revolutions, Fernando Lugo, the "suspended" bishop, is elected president of the Republic of Paraguay. After sixty years of absolute power, the Colorado party is compelled to accept the changeover of political power. By listening to the newly elected president, to his deposed Colorado opponents, to the specialists of the history of the country and to the people itself, [this documentary] help us understand why the Paraguayans, after so many years of dictatorship and unopposed governing, have entrusted their destiny to a free man: a religious figure who threw himself into the political arena to try and rescue his country of crime, injustice and poverty and to restore democracy." -- Distributor's website.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 1997.
Book — xiv, 230 p. ; 23 cm.
Preface - Notes on the Contributors -
PART 1: THE LEGACY OF THE PAST - The Regime of Alfredo Stroessner-- P.Lambert - Corruption and the Transition-- A.Nickson -
PART 2: ACTORS IN THE TRANSITION PROCESS - Political Parties-- M.& J.Riquelme - The Armed Forces-- C.Martini & C.M.Lezcano - The Left-- R.Medina - Women-- C.Soto & L.Bareiro - The Peasantry-- R.Fogel - The Labour Movement-- R.Cespedes - Indigenous Peoples-- S.Kidd -
PART 3: POLICIES OF THE RODRIGUEZ GOVERNMENT - Economic Policy-- D.Borda - Social Policy-- L.Molinier - Decentralisation Policy-- A.Nickson - Environmental Policy-- M.Causarano - Foreign Policy-- F.Masi -
PART 4: CONCLUSION - The Wasmosy Government-- A.Nickson - Assessing the Transition-- P.Lambert - Bibliography - Index.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
The transition to democracy in Paraguay has been one of the most difficult in Latin America. This book highlights the limitations of the process of democratisation in a country which lacked a previous democratic tradition and where the legacy of the harsh regime of Alfredo Stroessner (1954-89) is enduring. The book describes the nature of the Stroessner regime, examines the actors in the democratisation process, and shows how they influenced the policies of the transition governments. (source: Nielsen Book Data)