Arguing on the inability of capitalism to drive development in Latin America, Boron states that with capitalism, Latin America has no prospects. Neo-liberal policies such as the privatization of education, health and social security in the household-debt ravaged Chile, the violent usurpation of Indigenous lands, and the ever-widening gap between the rich and poor in Brazil lead to a dead end. On the other hand, countries that have resisted these destructive neo-liberal economic policies, such as Cuba and Venezuela, illustrate that any hopes of a promising future for the people of Latin America will be in a post-capitalist setting, the elements of which Boron presents in great detail.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction • Hard to Kill: The Myth of National Capitalist Development in the New Political Juncture of Latin America,?A Dead End • Is There Life After Neo-liberalism??• Twenty-First-Century Socialism • Conclusions • Bibliography