Tropical Blues

  title={Tropical Blues},
  author={Amalia Luc{\'i}a Cabezas},
  journal={Latin American Perspectives},
  pages={21 - 36}
  • A. Cabezas
  • Published 1 May 2008
  • Economics
  • Latin American Perspectives
Tourism development is the backbone of many Caribbean economies, and its advocates argue that it contributes to sustainable development, the alleviation of poverty, and integration into the globalized economy. Scholars and activists, in contrast, point to tourism-related ecological deterioration, profit leakage, distorted cultural patterns, rising land values, and prostitution. They suggest that tourism perpetuates existing disparities, fiscal problems, and social tensions. Examination of… 

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