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date: 22 July 2019

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This chapter explores the ideological traditions and families that were developed in Latin America. These can be dated back to colonial times or even to the pre-Hispanic era. However, this chapter focuses on the ideological families that became prominent during the national period after the new nations achieved independence. There are several significant ideological traditions that were developed in Latin America at this time. The article discusses Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism, Nationalism/Populism, and Multiculturalism. The main ideas of each one of these traditions are explored as they evolved in that part of the world. The chapter provides a wide overview of the subject.

Keywords: Latin America, Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism, Communism, Multiculturalism

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