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Forgotten Continent by Michael Reid
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Aug 09, 09

Read in August, 2009

Reid has done a thorough and detailed job researching his historical survey of Central and South America. While clearly rooted in the historical record, there is a very heavy emphasis on economic development. (Perhaps this should not be a shock considering Reid's current employer is The Economist.) At times, the material was a bit dense and difficult to wade through. There is also a tendency for Reid to be a champion for democratic and economic reform. However, if you are seriously interested in Latin America, this is a good primmer. I would recommend looking else where if you are interested in a more sociological perspective.
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