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Faces of Latin America
     

Faces of Latin America

by Duncan Green
 

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This work portrays Latin America's peoples in their fight for a brighter future. It explores the region's economic crisis and the desecration of the environment. The author shows how injustice and conflict in the countryside have unleashed an exodus to the slums that encircle the major cities. He analyzes the roles of the main actors in the continent's history—

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This work portrays Latin America's peoples in their fight for a brighter future. It explores the region's economic crisis and the desecration of the environment. The author shows how injustice and conflict in the countryside have unleashed an exodus to the slums that encircle the major cities. He analyzes the roles of the main actors in the continent's history—both those in power and the poor majority who, through their social movements in the countryside and shanty towns, struggle for their vision of Latin America's future.

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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

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.

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.

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