Economic Survey of Latin America 1973

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Published since 1948, this report examines various aspects of the previous year’s macroeconomic situation in the region and makes projections for the coming months. The study also includes country notes that review the performance of the main economic indicators in the period analysed.



Social change in Latin America in the early 1970s

Explorations of the patterns of growth and change in Latin America have long focused on the gap between what is really happening and what should be happening according to the values and theoretical preconceptions of the explorers. They have generally concluded, for many different combinations of reasons, that the identifiable real trends are neither acceptable nor viable over the long term, but they have managed to find grounds for expecting major positive changes in those trends, whether by means of enlightened policies to be embarked on by the dominant forces in the societies or by means of a transformation of these forces emerging from the trends themselves. Variations on these thèmes, in fact, predominate in the series of chapters on Latin America in the Reports on the World Social Situation published by the United Nations.


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