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Title: Democracy


1
Democracy
  • 19.1
  • Case Study Latin American Democracies
  • CST 10.10.1,2,3

2
Making Democracy Work
  • Four Common Practices
  • Free Elections
  • Citizen Participation
  • Majority rule, minority rights
  • Constitutional government

3
Making Democracy Work (refer to the chart on pg.
599)
  • Conditions that contribute to building a
    democracy
  • 1. More than 1 political party
  • 2. A stable economy, high levels of literacy and
    education.
  • 3. A belief in individual rights guaranteed
    freedoms of speech, assembly, and press
  • 4. Rule of law

4
Steering Brazil Toward Democracy
  • Brazilian leaders took the following actions to
    stabilize the economy
  • Developed industry
  • Encouraged foreign investment
  • Redistributed the land
  • Although Brazil still has economic problems,
    their government continues on the path of
    democracy because they hold free elections.

5
Current President of BrazilLuis Inacio Lula da
Silva
6
Ending One Party Rule of the PRI in Mexico
  • 2 crises threatened democracy in Mexico.
  • 1.1968 Massacre of protesters in the Aztec
    ruins
  • 2. Early 1980s The economic decline following
    the drop in oil and natural gas prices. The drop
    cut Mexican revenues in half.

7
Ending One Party Rule of the PRI in Mexico
  • The 1997 elections denied the PRI control of
    Mexicos congress and paved the way for
    multiparty rule when Vincente Fox was elected El
    Presidente

8
Mexicos Democracy Moves Forward
  • Presidente Fox advocated the following reforms
  • Reforming the police
  • Rooting out political corruption
  • Ending the rebellion in Chiapas
  • Opening Mexico to free market forces
  • Lobbying for the interests of Mexicos 22 million
    citizens who live abroad

9
Vincente Fox, 2000-2006
10
Current President of MexicoFelipe Calderon
11
Ending Repression in Argentina
  • After Juan and Eva Perons rule (a dictatorship),
    the military took control in 1976.
  • Under military rule
  • The economy was ruined
  • Increased acts of oppression and terrorism
  • Brutal suppression of basic rights and freedoms.
    Several thousand Argentines had simply
    disappeared, kidnapped by their own govt.

12
Ending Repression in Argentina
  • In 1983, Argentines had the first free elections
    in 37 years.
  • In 2002, Argentina had an unemployment rate of
    about 24 and they defaulted on 132 billion of
    debt (the largest default in history)
  • Although they continue to struggle to regain
    political economic footing, they held free
    elections in 2003 and 2007.

13
Current President of Argentina
  • As of December 10, 2007, Christina Fernandez de
    Kirchner was sworn in as the first female
    president of Argentina.
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