I myself, an ardent proponent of real democracy, favor an Army General Dictator system for rule in Latin American countries, over that of dictatorship by an elected population representation, European, one ruling political party with a rubber stamp Senate and Congress.
Why? Because with the Army General as a dictator, you only have one person to deal with and that person, right or wrong, bribes or no, is at least consistant. You can build your business and economy based on knowing the character of your Army General dictator.
But in an elected, population representation, one party ruler dictatorship, you have too many dictators. In my country of Belize, we have around 26 Cabinet Ministers living off the public tax trough, like pigs in a farm. Each one is a mini-dictator. The Legislature is controlled by them and so also is the APPOINTED Senate. They are free to act independently by decree, or can count on their accomplices in the ruling party to support them when blatantly wrong. These are Rubber stamp organizations our legislature and senate. It is very hard to build your business and the economy, when you have to influence each Cabinet Minister who rules over each permit and license and other requirements. And if he doesn't like you, your business is bust. The trouble is, you may have to deal with half a dozen Cabinet Minister mini-dictators in the population representation election system, in which only one party gets to rule. And rule they do!
There are no checks and balances! The police and army; are bully boys used to enforce all these different mini-dictators of the winning political party ideas. Whether it is idiocy, or baksheesh payments.
No! I agree with most Latin Americans, if you cannot have a REAL DEMOCRACY achieving public consensus, they can take this European ruling party population representative democracy and shove it! Give me an Army General dictator anytime! Only one man to deal with. At least you know where you stand then.
On the other hand, I would love to have a REAL DEMOCRACY like in Switzerland or the USA, in which geographic areas of the country are controlled by local governments, elected police chiefs, elected Cabinet Ministers, elected Senators, counterbalancing population representation in the legislature and rule by LAW, not by whim, or decree of some tinpot ego driven political party hack, put into a position or rulership as a mini-cabinet minister dictator.
VIVA ARMY GENERAL DICTATORSHIP FOR LATIN AMERICA, failing REAL consensual democracy!