Accession Number:

ADA561354

Title:

Two Lefts: The Competition for Leadership of Latin America

Descriptive Note:

Strategy Research Project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-03-09

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

This paper explores the origins and implications of the two lefts in Latin America the radical populism of Hugo Chavez Frias in Venezuela and the moderate left of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Brazil. After defining radical populism and the moderate left, each leader is analyzed in turn by examining their rise to power, and their social, economic and foreign policies. Finally, the paper recommends U.S. policy responses regarding Venezuela and Brazil.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE