In the Shadow of the U.S.: Latin America's Hampered Progress towards Greatness Explored in New Book

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Mario Patricio Celi Oña's "Duelo Pacifico" seeks to explain the reasons for the underdevelopment of Latin America relative to the more rapid progress of the United States.

Mario Patricio Celi Oña's "Duelo Pacifico"

Why has Latin America always seemed to lag behind the United States? Looking back to the colonial period, author Mario Patricio Celi Oña argues that the US possessed the key natural resources that fuelled the process of industrialization: wood and iron. He examines other important factors that shaped the pace of development in the Americas: religion, culture, and demographic changes. In order to expand and deepen his analysis, he offers a comparative study of the rise of other extra-European powers, such as Russia and Japan, at the end of the 19th century. Finally, he looks to the future with a consideration of the importance of Latin Americans in the United States today.

DUELO PACIFICO (ISBN: 978-1-62516-774-3) is now available for $18.50 and can be ordered through the publisher’s website: or at www(dot)amazon(dot)com or www(dot)barnesandnoble(dot)com.

WHOLESALERS: This book is distributed by Ingram Books and other wholesale distributors. Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase. Wholesale purchase for retailers, universities, libraries, and other organizations is also available through the publisher; please email bookorder(at)aeg-online-store(dot)com

About the Autor: Mario Patricio Celi Oña is Ecuadorian by birth and he started his studies in Chemical Engineering at the Escuela Politécnica del Ecuador in Quito in 1963. Thanks to a Fulbright scholarship he completed a degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Arkansas in 1969. As an independent student, he studied Economics for one year at the University of Washington. Since 1970 he has lived and worked in Montreal, Canada where he undertook studies in Physics, Mathematics and obtained a Master’s Degree in History of Science and Technology at the University of Montreal in 1985. He studied Russian at McGill University, Portuguese at the Centro dos Studos Brasileiros in Quito and German at the Goethe Institute in Montreal. For the last forty years he has worked on several hydro-electricity projects in different consulting firms and also in the Public Works Department of the city of Montreal.

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