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Editors: Jonathan D. Rosen and Hanna S. Kassab

Reviewed by Dr. José de Arimatéia da Cruz, professor of international relations and comparative politics, Georgia Southern University, and visiting professor, Center for Strategic Leadership, US Army War College

Jonathan D. Rosen and Hanna S. Kassab argue in Corruption in the Americas that corruption is not only an industry but has also become an integral part of Latin American societies. The book also notes that support for democracy in many Latin American countries (despite years of authoritarianism) is at an all-time low. The reviewer recommends this book saying, “The book highlights the symbiotic relationship and strategic partnership between corrupt organized criminal organizations and those in power.”

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corruption, Latin America, Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva, President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil


American Politics | Defense and Security Studies | International Relations

Book Review: Corruption in the Americas