Faces of Latin America

Faces of Latin America

by Duncan Green
     
 

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Faces of Latin America celebrates the vibrant culture of Latin America's people and looks at some of the key actors in the region's turbulent politics - the military, Indians, grassroots protest groups, guerrillas, the radical Church and the women's movement. The second edition of this best-selling introduction to Latin America has been extensively updated and…  See more details below

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Faces of Latin America celebrates the vibrant culture of Latin America's people and looks at some of the key actors in the region's turbulent politics - the military, Indians, grassroots protest groups, guerrillas, the radical Church and the women's movement. The second edition of this best-selling introduction to Latin America has been extensively updated and enlarged, providing an unparalleled portrait of the continent at the end of the millennium. Duncan Green traces the roots of the region's underdevelopment and poverty, with a new chapter on the role of the state, as well as sections on life in the city and the countryside, and Latin America's recent conversion to the free-market economy.

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MultiCultural Review
Simple, unpretentious narrative makes this volume an accessible and inviting source for nonspecialists. Its many photographs enhance the appeal of the book and provide the faces referred to in the title. Throughout the volume, framed insets open up the text to provide an occasional 'window' for a statistical table, a biographical sketch, or to give voice to a first-person narrative that humanizes the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781899365104
Publisher:
Latin America Bureau
Publication date:
04/01/1997
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Sue Branford worked as a foreign correspondent in Latin America in the 1970s and 1980s. Among other publications, she has worked for the Financial Times and the Guardian. On returning to the United Kingdom, she became an editor and program maker on Latin America for the BBC World Service. She is currently an editor at Latin America Bureau.

Duncan Green is Head of Research at Oxfam. He has worked as a teacher, journalist, and researcher throughout Latin America. He is the author of many books; his most recent one is From Poverty to Power. Duncan lives in Brixton, South London, with his wife, two children and two cats.

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