Latin American Democracy

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The most widespread wave of democratization that Latin America has experienced in its history occurred at the end of the cold war. Two decades later concerns about corruption, low levels of participation, and institutional designs weakened the democratic system. Today, Latin America’s major challenge is ensuring democratic governess. The democratic evolution in Latin America is fascinating. Latin America was on its way to implementing democracy and now it is struggling to make sure it stays when it must be finding ways to further strengthen it. It is important to find the major threat democracy faces in Latin America is and prevent it from destroying years of institutional framework democracy has created for Latin America. To do this first, we have to study the quality of democracy in Latin America since 1980’s and compare…show more content…
intervention because it did not want the U.S. to interfere in internal affairs. In 1947, the U.S. Congress passed the National Security Act. This act created the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency all aimed at anti-communist containment . The U.S. wanted to destabilize Fidel Castro who was president in Cuba during that time. However, he rebelled by aiding and assisting guerilla insurgencies and indirectly the Soviet Union throughout Latin America. This caused for Latin America to receive help from the United States to eliminate leaders such as Castro. As a result, Latin American nations embraced democracy in return for U.S. aid. The U.S. helped promote economic and political growth because their goal was to incorporate American style democracies in Latin America to dominate the Western Hemisphere. At the same time, this was a hard time for Latin America because most countries were suffering from high rates of hunger, social system abuse, and fighting communism. Because of this, the United States did intervene and tried to decrease the influence of communist
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