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The Challenges of Democracy in Latin America
Premiere Date: 3/28/2005; 59 minutes


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Carlos Mateo Balmelli, President of the National Senate in Paraguay, explores how Latin American countries can establish democracy in societies recovering from authoritarian regimes with Paraguay itself experiencing the region's longest dictatorship under Alfredo Stroessner who ruled for 35 years until 1989. (#9349)

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K-12 Educational Standards

Standards for Grade(s): 10

World History, Culture, and Geography: The Modern World

10.10 Students analyze instances of nation-building in the contemporary world in at least two of the following regions or countries: the Middle East, Africa, Mexico and other parts of Latin America, and China.

Standards for Grade(s): 12

Principles of American Democracy

12.9 Students analyze the origins, characteristics, and development of different political systems across time, with emphasis on the quest for political democracy, its advances, and its obstacles.

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