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date: 20 March 2019

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The real beginning of modern urbanization in Latin America came only after 1880 when several areas in the south of the region began to develop successful export regimes and began to industrialize. This article first considers urbanization trends up to 2010. It then looks at the changing shape of the urban system and at the quality of urban life. It concludes with a discussion of the urban impact of globalization.

Keywords: urbanization, Latin American cities, exports, urban system, urban life, globalization

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