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DEMOCRACY IN LATIN AMERICA? AN ASSESMENT

@article{Otaola2009DEMOCRACYIL,
  title={DEMOCRACY IN LATIN AMERICA? AN ASSESMENT},
  author={Miguel Angel Lara Otaola},
  journal={Raz{\'o}n y Palabra},
  year={2009},
  volume={14},
  pages={25}
}
This essay will make an evaluation about political liberalism in the electoral democracies of Latin America. For doing so it will take into account three different indicators: a) the rule of law, b) horizontal accountability, encompassing: i) separation of powers/checks and balances, and ii) corruption, and; c) the respect for civil rights (specifically freedom of expression). This will be done through different examples that show that Latin American democracies are far from consolidated (e.g… 
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