The history of structural adjustment in Latin America
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- Structural Adjustment Programs at the Root
of the Global Social Crisis: Case Studies from Latin
- Prepared by The Development GAP for the Social Summit in
Copenhagen, 1995. Two cases: Nicaragua and Mexico (42
- SAPs in Latin America: Summary and
- Paper by D'GAP, 6 November 1995. Mexican fiscal
crisis a bellweather.
- Latin America: a set-back for the
- By Luc DeMaret, ICFTU OnLine...., 3
December 1997. The recent victories of the opposition
parties in Argentina and Mexico, and US President Bill
Clinton's failure to get carte blanche from his
Congress for the negotiation of trade treaties,
particularly in Latin America, are all signs that the
neo-liberal model is facing a mounting popular challenge,
with the trade unions leading the way.
- New Consensus Emerges from Social
- By Estrella Gutierrez, IPS, 15 June 1998. Economic
theorists and social scientists in Latin America believe
shock therapy prescribed by the
Consensus economic model has failed, and a new
prescription is needed—one that includes human and
social capital as key ingredients.
- Latin American Economic Crisis: More
- From Weekly News Update on the Americas, 13
September 1998. Latin American leaders and analysts insist
that their economic problems result from
from outside, including the
reforms mandated by the
US and institutions like the IMF.
- Latin America rocked by protests against
- ABC News [9 August 2001]. Public protests have broken
out in three Latin American nations as part of a rising
tide against free market reforms which could alter the
hemisphere's political landscape. There is growing
pressure on governments as economic conditions worsen