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Dear Smart People - Latin America then and now...

For so long Latin America was in a constant state of near revolution and oppressive military dictatorships. Now it seems all democracy and social progressiveness.

What changed?

by Anonymousreply 412/12/2012

If only they could get rid of the teensy problem of narcotrafficking/drug wars & crimes (U.S. drug users fault), I would seriously consider retirement there. Many unexpected countries are downright progressive, gay-friendly and cosmopolitan (Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Chile). It

by Anonymousreply 112/12/2012

The advent of gay porn, a major economic powerhouse in Brazil, Argentina and Colombia.

by Anonymousreply 212/12/2012


by Anonymousreply 312/12/2012

Did the end of the Cold War have anything to do with the fall of all the US-supported dictatorships?

Also, it seems a lot of the countries woke up to the bullshit of the Washington Consenus and the damage it did their countries. An economic Pinochet.

I'm glad SA is recovering after years and years of oppression thanks to Europe/USA.

by Anonymousreply 412/12/2012
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