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Chapter 8 Latin America’s Uneasy progress - Toledo arrived in Peru in 1994 and ran for elections in 1995 where he became the principal challenger for Fujimori - He eventually won in 2001 - He wanted to bring democracy but his core problem was the massive poverty and inequality - So he restructures the armed forces, and tried to reform the centralized system - But he made several mistakes making him unpopular in the media and eventually with the people Democratic Hopes in the Americas - Although free and peaceful struggle for power through the ballot box has become entrenched, other factors of democracy are still lacking o Lack of full rights for all citizens o Police demand bribes o Police abuse civilian rights o State is corrupt o Judiciary is backlogged 3 regions in the Americas 1) countries where democracy seems deeply rooted in norms and expectations, and where people express substantial satisfaction with democratic performance and trust in democratic institutions and leaders o Uruguay, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, Panama, DR 2) countries that ace historic dem
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