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Research Reports

July 18, 2007

Latin American Tendencies

THE POLITICAL OUTLOOK BECOMES CLEARER
21st. century socialists. Cuba. Venezuela. Bolivia. Ecuador. Nicaragua.
There is a group of countries where important changes have been taking place, mainly in the political sphere, threatening certain basic liberties of citizens.
THE ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE IS MAINTAINED
The rest of the region is following a relatively stable path, of an acceptable economic growth and of relative political calmness.
By Carlos Sabino
 

THE POLITICAL OUTLOOK BECOMES CLEARER
21st. century socialists. Cuba. Venezuela. Bolivia. Ecuador. Nicaragua.

There is a group of countries where important changes have been taking place, mainly in the political sphere, threatening certain basic liberties of citizens.

THE ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE IS MAINTAINED
The rest of the region is following a relatively stable path, of an acceptable economic growth and of relative political calmness.

Latin American TENDENCIES intends to offer the reader a balanced perspective concerning our region’s reality: as a semester informative, it is not a typical bulletin of conjuncture, - due to the fact that it transcends the anecdotic to dive into the tendencies that go beyond the everyday habitual behavior- but this does not imply that we should take on another extreme, adopt a purely abstract perspective, disconnected of the various occurrences of the region. In addition, this equilibrium refers to the themes and subjects to be highlighted: the idea is to link the economical matters with the political and the social, in such manner as to present information that is not limited to a specific group of countries, but rather cover also incidents that on occasions can be overlooked or remain undetected.

Carlos Sabino holds a BA in Sociology and a Ph.D. in Social Science. He is professor at the Sociology College and the Doctorate of Social Science at Universidad Central de Venezuela and visiting professor at Universidad Francisco Marroquín at Guatemala. He is a member of Mont Pelerin Society, and correspondant of AIPE agency in Venezuela. Among other he wrote the following books: Empleo y Gasto Público en Venezuela; De Cómo un estado Rico nos Llevó a la Pobreza; El Fracaso del Intervencionismo en América Latina; Desarrollo y Calidad de Vida; and Guatemala, dos Paradojas y una Incógnita.

Carlos Sabino
Carlos Sabino
Licenciado en Sociología y Doctor en Ciencias Sociales. Es profesor titular de la Escuela de Sociología y del Doctorado en Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Central de Venezuela y profesor visitante de la Universidad Francisco Marroquín de Guatemala. Es miembro de la Mont Pelerin Society, y corresponsal de la agencia AIPE en Venezuela. Entre sus libros figuran: Empleo y Gasto Público en Venezuela; De Cómo un estado Rico nos Llevó a la Pobreza; El Fracaso del Intervencionismo en América Latina; Desarrollo y Calidad de Vida; y Guatemala, dos Paradojas y una Incógnita.