Latin American political/state institutions are often described as being weak/fragile. In other words, the performance and legitimacy of these institutions, particularly in their ability to address such challenges as uneven development, corruption, poverty, crime etc.… is much to be desired. Answer the following questions:
1. What explains unevenness in the quality of institutions in Latin America?
2. What are some of the consequences of these poor performance of political institutions?
Must include quotes and references from at least 4 of the attached readings.