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Latin American Studies
An examination of how Latin America's current problems stem from a period of history (the National period), following independence, during which caudillismo was popular and personalistic politics and authoritarianism were the rule.
# 47159 | 1,324 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2004 | US

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This paper asks and answers the following question: "How do Latin America"s problems owe a great deal to a tradition of caudillismo, personal politics and authoritarianism?" It will also give definitions for eight terms associated with Latin American studies: caudillismo, liberalism, The Export Boom, neocolonialism, import subsidizing industrialization, bureaucratic authoritarianism, and privatization.

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"This paper seeks to evaluate this premise, by analyzing a variety of sources and presenting various viewpoints concerning this particular posture. Indeed, Latin American political parties have often been allied with a particular leader "for example, the Peronistas in Argentina, or the Fidelistas in Cuba" and this particular branch of Latin American politics is commonly referred to as personalismo. This phenomenon is closely related to the phenomenon of caudillismo, under which a government is controlled by dictatorial leaders (caudillos) (Encyclopedia Britannica)."

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