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The local development state in Latin America

May 11, 2011

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Usme is a poor neighbourhood at the southern edge of Bogota, Colombia’s sprawling, 8 million-strong capital. The Avenida Caracas, running north to south, acts as the area’s main artery and commercial hub. It is vibrant and busy. Restaurants serve up sturdy local delicacies, while shopfronts overflow with knock-off fashion accessories and household appliances. Look west from la Caracas […]