Over the years Latin American countries have had to endure harsh right wing dictatorships bent on preserving the status quo, while presumably “protecting” them from left wing totalitarianism until they became “ready” for democracy. In Argentina, a democratic civilian government became possible in 1983, after the collapse of the most ruthless military regime the country had known. And, on July 8th 1989, for the first time in sixty years, a democratically elected president succeeded another elected president from a different political party. I was in the country at the time and lived through the chaotic weeks that followed; I talked with people, read the papers and tried to decipher the new political discourse.
Gimenez, M.E. (1991), "ALIENATION AND THE LIMITS OF DEMOCRACY: THE CASE OF ARGENTINA", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 11 No. 6/7/8, pp. 181-194. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb013153
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