Argentine Democracy: The Politics of Institutional Weakness by Steven Levitsky, María Victoria Murillo

By Steven Levitsky, María Victoria Murillo

Through the Nineties Argentina used to be the single state in Latin the USA to mix radical fiscal reform and entire democracy. In 2001, even if, it fell right into a deep political and financial main issue and used to be commonly noticeable as a basket case. This booklet explores either advancements, analyzing the hyperlinks among the successes of the Nineties and the 2001 cave in.

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We gave them a kilo of each and they presented us with a couple of smelly grilled piranhas which we hadn’t been in the jungle long enough to appreciate. Standing nearby I was conscious of the pungent smell of wood smoke, sweat, tobacco, unwashed clothing 41 OFF THE MAP and fish that emanated from the men. It wasn’t particularly unpleasant and I knew we’d be smelling like that within a week or two. ’ asked Heather. Both had already been there six months, but felt they hadn’t earned enough to justify the expense of the journey.

The jungle viewed from four thousand feet looked like a green tufted carpet flawed with a few coloured bits of fluff that were the flowering trees. It was hilly, but only the shadows on the flanks told you so. The sky was blue with clumps of large cumulus and the clouds’ shadows were scattered over the carpet below like stains. Frankly it wasn’t a very exciting view. Reassuring, certainly, to see so much pristine rainforest, unsullied and unbroken for two and a half hours’ flying time, but the eye grew tired of such uniformity and seized upon any clearing or break with relief.

Until the advent of aerial surveys in the last forty years, the Guiana Highlands were one of the least-known regions on earth. El Dorado was thought to be hidden in this mysterious wilderness, along with the fabled tribe of Amazon warrior women. Fortune-seekers felt that these hills must contain, at the very least, a fabulous wealth of gold and diamonds, and went off searching, some never to return. Even today this region is totally uninhabited and largely unexplored, making it one of the last truly wild regions of Amazonia.

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