• The ‘great regression’ and the protests to come in Latin America

    Author(s):
    FABIO DIAZ (see profile) , Maria Gabriela Palacio Ludeña
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Global & Transnational Studies
    Subject(s):
    Social inequality, Social movements, Latin America, Economics, Politics
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/0afz-ze60
    Abstract:
    Latin America was in turmoil in 2019. Protests raged across different countries and against governments across the political spectrum. Widespread mobilisation from social organisations denounced corruption and voiced various demands, including greater political freedoms, better and affordable public services, and the urgent need to tackle corruption and inequality. The region ended 2019 with unfulfilled promises of a new social pact, and the promise of intensified mobilisations. With COVID-19, Latin American governments can rewrite the region’s socioeconomic path, engaging different actors and recovering the legitimacy of their social contracts above the interests of particular elites and international stakeholders. Failing to do so will be the preamble to period of instability and conflict.
    Notes:
    This is the pre-print of a chapter to be published on 2020 of a contribution towards Routledge The Europa Regional Surveys of the World 2021
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