At the end of the film, one of the U.S. consultants says that leaders like Evo Morales represents a "dangerious form of populism". In the chapter " Latin America in Revolt," from How to Rule The World, Mark Engler describes how Morales and other new leaders in Latin America have been accused of "anit-Americanism," "populism" (260) and "demagoguery" (281). What do these accusations mean? What specific policies are these charges based on? Based on Engler's chapters, do you think these fears are justified? What specific policies has Morales implemented and how do they relate to these fears?
- In the chapter "Latin America in Revolt" Mark Engler describes how Morales and other new leaders in Latin America have been accused of anit-Americanism, populism, and demagoguery. This means that the Latin American countries are becoming more independent on their own. They are forming their own community in a way to help each other out from debt and other imperial countries. They are also trying to cut ties with the IMF. Latin American leaders formed their own funding by establishing a Bank of the south. The purpose of the bank is to "provide development loans at below market rates without neoliberal strings attached". Evo Morales said that he would let the Bolivia's standing load agreement with the IMF expire.