The Southern Tiger

The Southern Tiger

Chile's Fight for A Democratic and Prosperous Future

Book - 2012 | 1st ed.
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Former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos provides a fascinating glimpse inside his country's meteoric rise on the world stage. A leader in the underground resistance movement against Augusto Pinochet and his Dirty War, Ricardo Lagos burst onto the national stage in 1988 when he gave a speech denouncing the dictator, the first of its kind. Revolution soon followed, as Chileans took to the streets to oust a criminal despot and pave the way for democracy. In The Southern Tiger, Lagos chronicles Chile's journey from terror and repression to a thriving open society, and from crushing poverty to one of the wealthiest nations in Latin America. His thrilling stories of surviving Chile's political prisons, standing up to President George W. Bush over the war in Iraq, and rebuilding Chile's education system demonstrate why President Obama recently called Chile 'a model for the region and the world.' As citizens across the globe rise up to demand more from their governments, The Southern Tiger is an inspiring story of political and economic rebirth in the wake of fear.

Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780230338166
Branch Call Number: 983.066 LAGOS
Characteristics: 258 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Dickinson, Elizabeth
Hounshell, Blake

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Lagos, president of Chile from 2000 to 2006, describes his involvement in Chile's struggle to overthrow Pinochet's military junta and to transform itself into an open society. He recounts his history of standing up to authority, highlights his accomplishments in the post-Pinochet years, and comme... Read More »


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