Accession Number : ADA326497

Title :   Critical Poverty and Marginality in Latin America: Security and Defense Problems for the Latin American Countries in the Near Future?

Descriptive Note : Strategic research paper,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Vietry, Jose A.

PDF Url : ADA326497

Report Date : 13 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : In the last fifteen years, the quality of life in Latin American countries has deteriorated drastically, observing in almost all the countries a decline in real salaries, because of an elevated rate of inflation and an increase in unemployment. The social outlook in Latin America is presently dark and many people are affected because of multiple unfulfilled needs. Society cannot guarantee the Latin America people rights considered today as fundamental human rights, like the right to stable employment. This paper outlines a brief analysis of how poverty affects Latin American countries, socially, economically, and politically, and the impact of these factors on various aspects of defense and security of these Latin American countries.

Descriptors :   *LIVING STANDARDS, *SOCIAL SECURITY, STABILITY, SALARIES, LATIN AMERICA, INFLATION(ECONOMICS), UNEMPLOYMENT.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE