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Authoritarian Regimes in Latin America: Dictators, Despots, and Tyrants

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Strong, colorful personalities who impose their will upon laws, constitutions, courts, and congresses are an enduring feature of Latin American politics, beginning with the violent regional bosses (caudillos) of the early nineteenth century and continuing with the 'hyper-presidential' systems of today. Paul Lewis explores the origins of the region's authoritarian culture a ...more
Paperback, 259 pages
Published September 21st 2005 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published January 1st 2005)
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Informative and pretty well balanced. It's easy to get a little bogged down in the wide variety of names and organizations (acronyms, acronyms and more acronyms!) and the myriad, complex, and convoluted relationships between all of the various political actors--but then, that's Latin American political history for you.
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