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The Socialist ImpulseLatin America in the Twentieth Century$
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Charles D. Ameringer

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813033099

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813033099.001.0001

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The Neoliberal Onslaught

The Neoliberal Onslaught

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(p.250) 20 The Neoliberal Onslaught
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The Socialist Impulse
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Charles D. Ameringer

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033099.003.0021

This chapter discusses the adoption of neoliberalism shortly after the collapse of creole socialism. Compared to its predecessor, however, neoliberalism or free market policies were not popular in Latin America. The chapter also looks at Augusto Pinochet, who was one of the first to impose neoliberalism in Chile. Pinochet was determined to snuff out Communism, and thanks to his horrifying human rights record, he tended to give neoliberalism a bad name from the outset. Other leaders who imposed neoliberalism in their respective Latin American countries are also discussed in this chapter.

Keywords:   neoliberalism, creole socialism, free market, Augusto Pinochet, Chile, Communism

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