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Analysis: “Latin America Has Been Sleeping for 200 Years; Progress Key Is Cell Phones.”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - What will 2021 bring to Latin America? More unemployment, more poverty and perhaps more violence. Is that inevitable?

No: the region could free itself from the chains of an outdated system based on the Napoleonic code and, with cell phones as the major tool, unleash the productive and creative energies of "the 99 percent that political leaders systematically ignore". "Leaders" includes everyone: Alberto Fernández and Cristina Kicrhner, Jair Bolsonaro and Luis Lacalle Pou, Sebastián Piñera and Iván Duque, Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Mario Abdo Benítez.

The bold assessment . . .

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