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Type Book
Title Business Groups and Transnational Capitalism in Central America
Author(s)
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
Publisher Springer
URL http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/9781137359407_1
Abstract
Central America as a region has made world headlines mainly due to civil wars, insurgencies, and, more recently, drug-trafficking and youth gang violence. Central American enterprises are only rarely studied; even less so are the Central American conglomerates and business groups that, albeit small by Latin American and global standards, play a significant role in the region’s economies. If they are studied at all, it is mainly as supporters of repressive dictatorships or corrupt regimes, or as the incarnation of colonizers and landholders, dominating the system that is considered to be the root cause of most of Central America’s problems.

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