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Latin America has often been condemned to failure. Neither poor enough to evoke Africa’s moral crusade, nor as explosively booming as India and China, it has largely been overlooked by the West. Yet this vast continent, home to half a billion people, the world’s largest reserves of arable land, and 8.5 percent of global oil, is busily transforming its political and economic landscape.

 

This book argues that rather than failing the test, Latin America’s efforts to build fairer and more prosperous societies make it one of the world’s most vigorous laboratories for capitalist democracy. In many countries—including Brazil, Chile and Mexico—democratic leaders are laying the foundations for faster economic growth and more inclusive politics, as well as tackling deep-rooted problems of poverty, inequality, and social injustice. They face a new challenge from Hugo Chávez’s oil-fuelled populism, and much is at stake. Failure will increase the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants to the United States and Europe, jeopardize stability in a region rich in oil and other strategic commodities, and threaten some of the world''s most majestic natural environments.

 

Drawing on Michael Reid’s many years of reporting from inside Latin America’s cities, presidential palaces, and shantytowns, the book provides a vivid, immediate, and informed account of a dynamic continent and its struggle to compete in a globalized world.

 

 

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"[A] comprehensive and erudite assessment of the region. . . . While the social and economic face of Latin America is becoming more attractive, political life remains ugly and, in some countries, is getting even uglier."—Moisés Naim, Washington Post
(Moisés Naim Washington Post 2008-03-23)

"No one who seriously aspires to discuss Latin American politics, economics and culture should go without reading Forgotten Continent."—Jorge Castaneda and Patricio Navia, National Interest
(Josge Castaneda and Patricio Navia National Interest 2008-08-01)

"Reid''s account is essential reading for its clear portrayal of what can be called a post—''Washington consensus'' view of Latin America."—Steven Volk, The Journal of American History
(Steven Volk The Journal of American History 2008-12-01)

"Reid''s book offers something valuable to both specialists and the general reading public. . . . He writes of Latin America with great empathy, intelligence, and insight."—James Brennan, Hispanic American Historical Review
(James Brennan Hispanic American Historical Review 2009-12-01)

"[An] intelligent and thoughtful overview. . . . Reid offers a serious and well-written synthesis of Latin America''s political economy that is meticulously supported by a wealth of data and the work of the best scholars studying the region."—Donald Share, The Americas
(Donald Share The Americas)

About the Author

Michael Reid is editor of the Americas section of the Economist. Previously based in Brazil, Mexico, and Peru, he has traveled throughout Latin America and reported for the BBC, the Guardian, and the Economist since 1982.

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The book "Forgotten Continent: The Battle for Latin... by Michael Reid provides tremendous historical insight that still is valuable today in Americas especially with the on-going crisis in Venezuela. This particular book was required reading for my under graduate... See more
The book "Forgotten Continent: The Battle for Latin... by Michael Reid provides tremendous historical insight that still is valuable today in Americas especially with the on-going crisis in Venezuela. This particular book was required reading for my under graduate program in the area of international affairs. Any scholar worth their weight in gold should make this "must read."
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Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2019
This book is very well written. It really is the perfect concise guide to Latin America.
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South and Central America - Politcal and Economic Review over the last 200 Years
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Book: I got the book and CDs to listen to in my car. The author, a long time resident of the region, research this subject well and present a good history of the economic and political development of Latin America since the early 1800''s. The book stops at 2008 so it... See more
Book: I got the book and CDs to listen to in my car. The author, a long time resident of the region, research this subject well and present a good history of the economic and political development of Latin America since the early 1800''s. The book stops at 2008 so it does not have the recent events with Hugo Chavez. It would be interesting to see the second edition. Overall, it is a good primer for persons with a new interest in the region.

CD: Well produced with an excellent bilingual reader.
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A great overview on the challenges faced by Latin Amercans
Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2020
The author provides a very accessible and comprehensive overview of the factors that brought Latin America to where it is today. A fact based analysis on historical and economic events that is a must read to anyone who wants to get a better grasp on the challenges ahead of... See more
The author provides a very accessible and comprehensive overview of the factors that brought Latin America to where it is today. A fact based analysis on historical and economic events that is a must read to anyone who wants to get a better grasp on the challenges ahead of us and also reflect upon solutions that can lead the “forgotten continent” to a better future.
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A Very Important Book
Reviewed in the United States on January 29, 2009
It is very sad that we in Latin America have to learn more about the history and current affairs of our continent from foreign writers. Our own literature is full on panegirists of the left that even confronted with the sham that is Cuba and its totalitarian regime that... See more
It is very sad that we in Latin America have to learn more about the history and current affairs of our continent from foreign writers. Our own literature is full on panegirists of the left that even confronted with the sham that is Cuba and its totalitarian regime that has failed in providing a better life for its masses still try to sell us the idea that revolution and marxism is the way to go for our development. Living in Ecuador, currently under the XXI Century Socialist regime of Correa and having everyday to hear his endless tirades and propaganda and knowing that most of what he sells is untrue and that populism is probably the main cause of our backwardness this book was very refreshing to me.

You have to look at the good examples such as Chile and even Colombia or Peru are currently developing their nations based on a democratic and open market model of development. We are capable people in this continent, we are passionate and hard workers and with a capable state apparatus we can achieve a good life and development but we are also gullible and still expect a miracle from an iluminated leader that magically transforms our societies and can achieve development with social equity but without sacrifices. This explains how Chavez, Correa, Morales, Ortega, the Kirchner couple have achieved power through their badly executed and corrupt social investment and redistribution schemes and that is why potentially rich countries such as Venezuela and Argentina are declining instead of moving forward.

I hope every educated person in Latin America have the opportunity of reading this book so at least they can glimpse the truth from other perspective. For me it was an eye oppener and I live this reality every day.
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I enjoyed how Michael showed the challenges that South American countries ...
Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2015
I enjoyed how Michael showed the challenges that South American countries face and how it was important to the U.S. until the end of the Cold War and than became the "Forgotten Continent".
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I love this book, especially for anyone who is looking to learn more about economics and with a background knowledge of latin history.
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Really enjoyed this book and highly recommend Michael Reid''s book on Brazil to anybody interested in the region. A word of warning though. This book isn''t a history per se, but more a collection of observations about Latin America today (from a number of different...See more
Really enjoyed this book and highly recommend Michael Reid''s book on Brazil to anybody interested in the region. A word of warning though. This book isn''t a history per se, but more a collection of observations about Latin America today (from a number of different perspectives). Nevertheless, it''s still a useful guide for understanding the region.
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Interesting overview of the politics of modern South America
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 1, 2019
Interesting overview of the politics of modern South America, though as a beginner to the subject, I did have to refer to other sources to understand some of it.
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Excellent overview
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 10, 2011
This book provides an excellent introduction to economic and social developments in South America. The book aligns history with current political changes, and it written in an engaging and interesting way. A good starting book for anyone wanting to know more about the...See more
This book provides an excellent introduction to economic and social developments in South America. The book aligns history with current political changes, and it written in an engaging and interesting way. A good starting book for anyone wanting to know more about the continent or starting academic study of Latin America.
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