By Edward J. Carvalho

Acknowledged Legislator: severe Essays at the Poetry of Martín Espada stands because the first-ever selection of essays on poet and activist Martín Espada. it's also, to this point, the single released book-length, single-author examine of Espada at present in lifestyles. counting on cutting edge, hugely unique contributions from 13 Espada students, its primary objective is to argue for an extended past due severe understanding of and cultural appreciation for Espada and his physique of writing. said Legislator accomplishes this job in 3 basic methods: by way of delivering readers with historical past details at the poet's lifestyles and paintings; delivering an exam into the subject material and dominant topics which are often contained in his writing; and at last, through advocating, in quite a few methods, for why we should always be studying, discussing, and educating the Espada canon. Divided into 4 unique sections that modulate via a number of theoretical frames—from Espada's...

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Equidad, desarrollo y ciudadanía 35 ■ 2. Fragilidad de las tendencias sociales a) Debilidad de los mercados de trabajo El desempeño de los mercados de trabajo ha sido uno de los reflejos de esta creciente heterogeneidad interna y, de modo más general, de los débiles encadenamientos sociales de la recuperación del crecimiento económico y la reestructuración productiva en los años noventa (OIT, 1999a; CEPAL, 1999b; Weller, 2000). Pese a dicha recuperación, el desempleo abierto aumentó cerca de tres puntos porcentuales durante la década y se elevó súbitamente en algunos países, en particular durante las crisis del tequila y asiática.

No se trata, por supuesto, de un proceso nuevo, ya que tiene raíces históricas profundas. 5 La modificación de los balances de poder ocasionada por el fin de la guerra fría le confieren también algunas particularidades. Una de las dimensiones más importantes de este proceso, que suele dejarse de lado en muchas interpretaciones, es la extensión gradual de ideas y valores globales, como los derechos humanos, el desarrollo social, la equidad de género, el respeto a la diversidad étnica y cultural, la protección del medio ambiente y otros consagrados en las Cumbres Mundiales de las Naciones Unidas.

En algunos países, sin embargo, el esfuerzo en materia de gasto social es todavía insuficiente, si se compara con el propio patrón regional. 6 PRODUCTO INTERNO BRUTO PER CÁPITA COMPARADO CON EL GASTO SOCIAL 25 Uruguay Panamá Costa Rica GASTO SOCIAL (PORCENTAJE DEL PIB) 20 Brasil Brasil Costa Rica Patrón Regional (1996-1997) Argentina Uruguay Panamá Argentina Colombia 15 Chile 10 Venezuela Nicaragua Honduras El Salvador Honduras Bolivia El Salvador Rep. Dominicana 5 Chile Bolivia Nicaragua Guatemala Colombia Paraguay México Venezuela Rep.

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