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date: 13 November 2019

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South America, a land of beauty, diversity, and socioeconomic disparity, is going through a profound identity search, redefining the government's role concerning the welfare of its people, and most important, reevaluating its relationship with the Global North. Within this context, social work has a strong commitment to work with the most vulnerable sectors of the population affected by structural adjustment programs.

Keywords: South America, neoliberal policies, structural adjustment programs, international lending institutions, social work practice, social work education

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