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least 60 per cent of the population, while social indicators associated with poverty such as child malnutrition, maternal and child mortality, mortality due to diseases, and dropping out of school registered a substantial increase (Dávalos 2016: 72–74). The degradation of the living conditions of

In: Power and Impotence

commented, that, ‘guests should be received in the living room’ and not in the bedroom (conversation with Peredo 2015). While it is true that a histrionic right wing opposition persists, it is motivated more by openings in positions of power rather than by a dispute over the country’s political project

In: Power and Impotence
Author: Carlos Pereda

At the beginning of this essay I described culture as “the cement of our social structures” in the sense that it flows between the many social circumstances and various manifestations of a person for the purpose of providing consistency to their life and to the life of a community. But how can that

In: Lessons in Exile

this work, and the relationships between this work and paid work, visible. At the same time, it shows how women reconcile these two types of work in a context of tensions, whilst proposing to overcome this conflict by re-defining work from the perspective of the sustainability of life and not profit

In: Gender Inequality in Latin America

motivated by a mixture of conviction and benefits that joined the government, while those who preserved their autonomy were accused of doing the right a favor. On the whole, so-called progressive governments became managers of the system and were all the more effective because they neutralized their country

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related to ‘perceived characteristics’ of the Murui-Muina people, that motivated such a pejorative denotation. For instance, for the Carijona, one of the most representative features of the Murui is their ‘cunning’ (David Guerrero, p.c.). In the course of time, the term Murui-Muina was adopted by rubber

In: A Grammar of Murui (Bue)

Vida’ (‘My home, my life’) program, which extended housing credit to the grassroots. On the whole, this internationalization of Brazilian corporations, mainly in South America, corresponded to a political project of regional leadership. The strategy foresaw that the economic expansion of Brazilian

In: Power and Impotence

life’, which he dubs the ‘magic state’ (Coronil 2013: 294). Owing to the socio-economic distortions associated with the ‘Dutch disease’ and its impact on the productivity of the non-oil sectors, consumption subsidies translate into import stimuli, spreading a standard of living detached from the

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and, therefore, would have different objectives from the other countries of the region (conversation with Lara). Lagos also promoted a constitutional reform, which removed aspects of what would be called ‘authoritarian rubble’ in Brazil, such as the figure of the senator for life. Other elements

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humble, we are ready to give life’ (Castro 1961a). As Fernando Martínez Heredia has argued, the revolution was an assault against oligarchies, but also against revolutionary dogmas (conversation with Martínez Heredia 2016). The failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion (known in Cuba as Playa Girón ), which

In: Power and Impotence