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#176 Liberation Theology: An Historical Evaluation

By Paul Sigmund


From the Introduction

#175 The Transformation of the Andean Rituals: The Andean Utopia at the Crossroads

By Manuel Burga Díaz



  1. Indios contra 'mistis": La Utopia en la encrucijada
  2. Del Taqui sagrado al "Masha" profano
  3. Un Drama Social: La Comparsa Inca-Capitán


In this working paper, Burga Díaz provides a detailed description of the history, characteristics, and rituals of the indigenous population in Peru. 



#174 Religion and Revolution: Cuba and Nicaragua

By ​Margaret E. Crahan 


From the Introduction

#173 Las relaciones argentino-sovieticas en el contexto internacional

By Mario Rapoport


From the Introduction

En la posguerra, el funcionamiento del triangulo anglo-argentino norteamericano se fue debilitando por la mayor competividad de las economias argentina y norteamericana (Estados Unidos se transform6 en el mas grande exportador mundial de cereales), las politicas nacionalistas del gobierno argentino y las dificultades crecientes de la economia britanica.

#172 Crisis, Adjustment, and Debt in Latin America, 1981-1985

By Andres Bianchi



The economic crisis: Characteristics and causes

The adjustment process

Toward growth with external balance: Growing out of debt and reducing the external transfer of resources

Statistical tables and graphs


From the Introduction

#171 The Role of Political Parties in the Return to Democracy in the Southern Cone: Rapporteur's Reports

By Felipe Aguero, Charlie Gillespie, and Timothy Scully




Creating Stable Party Systems: Lessons from the Past

The Importance of Sound Electoral and Political Legislation

Empowering Civilians Through Sound Civil-Military Relations

The Interplay of Politics and Economics


From the Introduction

#170 Peronism and Radicalism: Argentina's Transition in Perspective

By Marcelo Cavarozzi


From the Introduction

#169 The Ideology of Feminism in the Southern Cone, 1900-1940

By Asunci6n Lavrin


From the Introduction

The role and status of women in the society of the three countries known as the Southern Cone of South America (Chile, Argentina and Uruguay) changed significantly in the first four decades of the twentieth century. Such transformation was the result of many complex factors affecting not only women, but society at large. However, because women had been legally and culturally assigned a subordinate position in society, the changes taking place had deep effects on them as a group.

#168 Mexican Agriculture: Rural Crisis and Policy Response

By Louis W. Goodman, Steven E. Sanderson, Kenneth Schwedel, and Paul L. Haber



With one-fifth the population of the United States, Mexico has twice as many farmers generating one-sixth ofthe agricultural product on one-eighteenth the arable land. Up to ninety percent of these farmers and their dependents suffer some form of protein or calorific deficiency. In a phrase rural Mexico is overcrowded, underproductive, and immiserated.