There is a sickness produced by being praised, by too much commendation for, or admiration.
Too much approval, panegyrics and eulogy pushes people off a cliff.
In the article "Latin America’s glossed decade" by Andrés Velasco ( former Minister of Finance of Chile ) in CNN World we read this :
"The Inter-American Development Bank declared last July that this would be “Latin America’s Decade.” A couple of months later, The Economist endorsed that idea, which has since been repeated by countless apologists and experts"
The trutch is that Latin American will go nowhere without Political Reforms for Democracy, Free Expression, Freedom of the Press, Separation and Independence of Powers ( specially the Judicial Branch of Government ), reforms to crush the general corruption.
Some countries like Venezuela, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Bolivia run counter to these recommendations for Democracy, Freedom and against corruption.
The Fiscalías or District Attorneys are a shame in many countries in Latin America including the "good" ones ( those with moderation and rationality ) .... They are a shame of inefficiency, incompetency and lack of access to justice for the common man.
These bureaucrats sleep and snore in total laziness, negligence, failure to act, total cowardice and corruption.
Not only the District Attorneys, but the Procuradurías that should control the corruption of civil servants are also inefficient, lazy, coward and corrupt.
Francis Fukuyama said in his books that TRUST with capitals is necessary for Economic Development and the economic take off of a capitalist modern society.
That is what I still can't see in Latin America, TRUST and CONFIDENCE .... There is no Firm reliance on the integrity, ability, or character of these institutions of Justice. And the Political Systems are very clientelistic and corrupt throughout Latin America.