The attainment of universal and reliable public services constitutes and old promise of Latin American governments since the early days of independence. After nearly two centuries of history, however, the situation is still one of marked inequalities, patchy coverage and controversial handling of public matters. Despite political agreement about the importance of public water services, the region is unlikely to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by the deadline of 2015.
Copyright © 2012-2013 Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe.
Editores: Ori Preuss; Nahuel Ribke
Instituto Sverdlin de Historia y Cultura de América Latina, Escuela de Historia
Universidad de Tel Aviv, Ramat Aviv,
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