Crafting the Third World: Theorizing Underdevelopment in by Joseph L. Love

By Joseph L. Love

This cutting edge research compares the historical past of financial principles and ideologies in Rumania and Brazil—and extra generally, these in East principal Europe and Latin America—in the past due 19th and 20th centuries.

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The logos of Coca-Cola, Nestle, Ford, and the United Fruit Company were the flags of the new colonizers. In this form of re-colonization, Washington used military regimes to usher in new economic policies, which facili39 tated US corporate exploitation. Latin American workers, farmers, students, and families resisted this corporate colonialism, demanding better wages, working conditions, distribution of land, health care, and education. Though this movement brought socialist governments to office in Nicaragua and Chile, radical groups in Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, and elsewhere were repressed before taking power.

They also demanded a meeting with President Sánchez de Lozada’s wife, who refused. “They didn’t understand our situation and so we began a hunger strike, which lasted twelve days,” she said. Through coca unions, numerous blockades and protests have been organized to defend the farmers’ right to grow coca. A highway that goes through the Chapare links the economically booming city of Santa Cruz to Cochabamba and La Paz. Blocking this important route puts pressure on the government to meet cocalero demands.

Shtml. 56 Members of the Military Junta bombed Chile’s government palace during the coup in 1973. For more information, see Kinzer, Overthrow. 57 Green, Silent Revolution, 33–34. 58 Grandin, Empire’s Workshop, 163–164, 170–174. htm. indd 33 9/13/07 12:51:32 PM 34 The Price of Fire 60 Michelle Bachelet was recently elected president of Chile and has since enacted legislation to prevent human rights violations from repeating themselves. 61 See Kohl and Farthing, Impasse, as well as Barrios de Chungara, Let Me Speak.

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