Book Notes: Imperialism, Neoliberalism and Social Struggles in Latin America

This book is very good at describing the very negative effects of neoliberal globalization on Latin America. There is a ton of useful data on the subject in this volume. But. . . it’s an edited collection, and one of the editors is writing from Havana. This means that the book gives these endless, breathy predictions as to how Latin Americans are on the verge of organizing a wave of massive popular revolutions that will put an end to capitalism in Latin America and turn every country into Cuba, which, of course, is paradise on Earth.

So I recommend it for a thoughtful discussion of the imperialism and neoliberalism part but I don’t recommend it at all for the social struggles part because it’s plain silly.

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