Notes from the Editors, October 2004
Abstract» Notes from the Editors
For more than a decade now the major corporate media and the U.S. government have been celebrating the growing democratization of Latin America. Rather than reflecting a genuine concern with democracy, however, this was meant to symbolize the defeat of various revolutionary movements, particularly in Central America in the 1980s and early ’90s. To the extent that formal, limited democracy actually made gains in the region this was viewed by the ruling powers in the United States as a means of institutionalizing and legitimizing structures of extreme inequality in line with the ends of the American empire
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