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Prospects for Latin America’s middle class after the commodity boom

February 10, 2015, Michael Penfold and Harold Trinkunas

Michael Penfold and Harold Trinkunas reflect on the growth of Latin America's emerging middle classes. At a time where economic trends are increasingly negative, this class will increasingly turn to the state at a time when states have fewer resources to satisfy both middle class demands and those of the most vulnerable in society.

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