Their notable capacity to explore the geographical conditions, local kinship and clientship
networks, entrepreneurial opportunities and the weakness of the Portuguese presence in the region, underlines the fact that their brokerage roles are fundamental to an understanding of the region's checkered history.
He explicitly states that they derive status primarily from birth and wealth as well as an extensive system of clientship
The state remains central in perpetuating clientship
, wealth and development.
In the Third World the satellite or `client' states of both superpowers followed their leaders, while states which had no particular relation or clientship
with either party were divided, and most of Latin America took part in the Games.
However, the buoyancy of the state sector, including not only state employees but also professional classes depending on state clientship
, has made up for this loss.