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Corbalan, Maria Alejandra. Banco Mundial. Intervención y disciplinamiento. El caso Argentino, enseñanzas para América Latina. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2002

Este libro analiza el papel del Banco Mundial en el proceso de reordenamiento del sistema capitalista a través de la actuación de ese organismo en el período 1990-1996 en la Argentina, años durante los cuales se llevó a cabo la reforma del Estado. Intenta desconstruir el "mito" erigido en torno del Banco Mundial, así como de otros organismos multilaterales de crédito. Como sabemos, un proceso de mitificación, en tanto experiencia de objetivación social, construye creencias, imágenes y realidades simbólicas para que sean vividas como reales y colaboren en la ratificación de un poder. El análisis de las estrategias desplegadas para ello por el Banco Mundial revela la importancia de su injerencia en procesos económicos y sociales nacionales, que sin duda puede ser considerada como una enseñanza para los países latinoamericanos.

Latin American Program in the News: Guatemala: la cambiante cara del narco

This article on drug-related violence cites Colby Goodman´s paper, “U.S. Firearms Trafficking to Guatemala and Mexico.”

U.S. Policy in Colombia

The Colombian Congress' recent passage of a controversial law limiting the potential punishment of paramilitary groups in exchange for their disarmament has sparked a heated debate. In a recent seminar at the Center, U.S. Ambassador to Colombia William B. Wood defended the law and emphasized the difficult tradeoff between peace and justice.

Latin American Program in the News: Latin America: The Corruption Problem

How can corruption in Latin America be reduced, if not eliminated? Several experts respond to this critical question including our Director Cynthia Arnson.

Noticias - Winter 2001

Lead Article: Paths to Regional Integration - The Case of Mercosur

Are Latin America's New Left Regimes Reducing Inequality Faster? Addendum to Poverty, Inequality and the New Left

This is an addendum to a paper commissioned for a conference, by economist Nora Lustig, who reviews trends in poverty and inequality throughout Latin America, comparing left and non-left governments, as well as left governments and their non-leftist predecessors.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexican Vote May Determine Future of Drug War

Enrique Pena Nieto, a front-runner in the Mexican presidential race, is in the PRI, which is known for allowing drug cartels power. U.S. policy-makers are concerned for what may happen with the drug war if he wins the election.

Beyond the Current Crisis: The Big Picture in Venezuela

Demonstrators in Venezuela blame President Nicolás Maduro for "mismanaging" the economy of the oil-rich country and have said they will continue protesting until he resigns. But problems such as lack of security, high crime rates, and frustration with the country's poor economic situation did not begin when Maduro took office. In this edition of CONTEXT, Margarita López Maya looks at the big picture in Venezuela. How did it get to this point and what will it take to solve problems that have persisted for many years?

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