Geoffrey Hawthorn, 9 November 1989
Show More The Other Path: The Invisible Revolution in the Third World by Hernando de Soto, translated by June Abbott.
Tauris, 271 pp., £14.95, June 1989, 1 85043 144 2Show More
Cocaine: White Gold Rush in Peru by Edmundo Morales.
University of Arizona Press, 228 pp., £17.95, August 1989, 0 8165 1066 0Show More
A Concise Economic History of the World: From Paleolithic Times to the Present by Rondo Cameron.
Oxford, 437 pp., £30, July 1989, 0 19 504677 3Show More
“... the once-forested areas to the east of the Andes, there is a new prosperity. Twenty years ago, as Edmundo Morales describes it, the small town of Tingo Maria, on a tributary of the Amazon, was just one dirt street. There was a tourist hotel, three roach-ridden establishments for migrating workers, a few awful eating-places and a grisly whorehouse. Now ...”