In short, there are many variables involved that must be weighed in each particular case. For this reason, in this text we formulate some preliminary questions, more basic, but no less challenging: how much inequality is perceived in Latin America in our time? How is equality evaluated, judged and demanded? What differences are there mobile phone number list between countries with different histories? What changes can be foreseen with the arrival of the covid-19 pandemic? These are issues with weighty implications, both in scientific and political terms. After all, Latin America and the Caribbean has been functioning as an example mobile phone number list of the "extremes" in social life.
In the last decades of the 20th century , the region costly and slowly rebuilt its democratic systems, while at the same time going backwards in economic and social matters and seeing its collective fabric systematically unstructured, largely due to mobile phone number list the imposition of neoliberal-type government programs. In the beginning of the 21st century, the most unequal region in the world saw the birth of one of the most significant and hopeful political processes of recent times (at least for part of its societies), with mobile phone number list discourses, imaginaries and political traditions that relinked democracy with the promise of equality.
If we emulate Max Weber's question about the history of capitalism, Why did this sociopolitical process take place in Latin America and not in mobile phone number list other coordinates on the map? Is it that in the most unequal societies the most important conflicts against inequality are formed? Does the perception of inequality lead to taking stronger actions and positions for equality? Or does the persistence in these perceptions produce habituation and the naturalization of unusually wide social gaps?