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Populista: The Rise of Latin America's 21st Century Strongman

Populista: The Rise of Latin America's 21st Century Strongman (Hardback)

By Grant, Will

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The swing to the Left in Latin America, known as the 'Pink Tide', was the most important political movement in the Western Hemisphere in the 21st Century. It involved some of the biggest, colourful and most popular characters in Latin America for decades, leaders who would leave ...an indelible mark on their nations and who were adored and reviled in equal measure. Parties became secondary to individualism and populism reigned from Venezuela to Brazil, from Central America to the Caribbean, financed by a spike in commodity prices and the oil-backed largesse of Venezuela's charismatic socialist president, Hugo Chavez. Yet within a decade and a half, it was all over. Brazil's 'Lula' da Silva has a prison sentence hanging over him; Evo Morales of Bolivia fled into exile; Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela has become a reviled ditator. Today, this wave of populism has left the Americas in the hands of some of the most authoritarian, militarized and dangerous leaders since the military dictatorships of the 1970s. The grotesque Jair Bolsonaro presides over the incineration of the planet's greatest rainforest. Populista explores the phenomenon of the caudillo figure in Latin American politics and the rise of populism through the modern histories of Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Cuba.
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ISBN 9781789543957
Released NZ 10 May 2021
Publisher Head of Zeus
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781789543957
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Head of Zeus
Imprint Apollo
Released 10 May 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Grant, Will
Category American History
Political Ideologies
Political Structures: Totalitarianism & Dictatorship
Number of Pages 512
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 320.5662098
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Populism - Latin America, Political leadership - Latin America
NBS Text Political Ideologies & Parties
ONIX Text General/trade