The Communist Tide in Latin America

Author: Donald L. Herman

Publisher: [Austin] : University of Texas at Austin

ISBN: STANFORD:36105036052707

Category: Communism

Page: 240

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Needler, M.C. Preface.--Herman, D.L. Introduction.--Alexander, R.J. Impact of the Sino-Soviet split on Latin-American Communism.--Oswald, J.G. Soviet diplomatic relations with Mexico, Uraguay, and Cuba.--Herman, D.L. The left wing and the Communists in Mexico.--Dulles, J.W.F. The Brazilian left: efforts at recovery, 1964-1970.--Herman, D.L. Looking ahead
Eisenhower and Latin America

Author: Stephen G. Rabe

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469619545

Category: History

Page: 248

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Stephen Rabe's timely book examines President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Latin American policy and assesses the president's actions in light of recent "Eisenhower revisionism." During his first term, Eisenhower paid little attention to Latin America but his objective there was clear: to prevent communism from gaining a foothold. The Eisenhower administration was prepared to cooperate with authoritarian military regimes, but not to fund developmental aid or vigorously promote political democracy. Two events in the second administration convinced Eisenhower that he had underestimated the extent of popular unrest--and thus the potential for Communist inroads: the stoning of Vice-President Richard M. Nixon in Caracas and the radicalization of the Cuban Revolution. He then began to support trade agreements, soft loans, and more strident measures that led to CIA involvement in the Bay of Pigs invasion and plots to assassinate Fidel Castro and Rafael Trujillo. In portraying Eisenhower as a virulent anti-Communist and cold warrior, Rabe challenges the Eisenhower revisionists who view the president as a model of diplomatic restraint.

Author: Eldon Kenworthy

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271040264

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

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In examining the subtext of the discourse that U.S. leaders reproduce unconsciously, Kenworthy explores the boundary between discourse analysis, which rarely moves beyond texts, and policy analyses that emphasize rationality.
Neighborly Adversaries

Author: Michael J. LaRosa

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742540472

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

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Providing a balanced and interdisciplinary interpretation, this comprehensive reader traces the troubled U.S.–Latin American relationship from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the post 9/11 period. Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition includes original essays on critical issues such as immigration and the environment. In addition, a new section helps students understand the most important themes and topics that unify and divide the United States and Latin American nations today. The readings are framed by the editors' opening chapter on the history of the relationship, part introductions, and abstracts for each selection. Methodologically interdisciplinary, yet comparative and historical in organization and structure, this collection will benefit students and specialists of Latin America's complex historical, social, and political relationship with its northern neighbor.
American Extremes

Author: Daniel Cosío Villegas

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292700697

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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In this notable collection of essays, written in the middle of the twentieth century, a towering Mexican thinker discusses both Latin America's internal problems and its relations with the United States, Russia, and the rest of the world. This perceptive examination of many political and economic topics will be of interest to all readers concerned with what our southern neighbors think on subjects important to us. The author brings into particularly sharp focus the relationship of Mexico and other Latin American countries to the United States. Cosío Villegas bluntly tells the reader how much remains to be accomplished: " . . . I believe that Mexico and the United States are so far from resolving their problems that, in truth, it can be said that the process of understanding has not yet even begun." He then impartially analyzes the problems that stand in the way of improved relations, and he looks at these difficulties from an altogether fresh perspective. Another major theme is the Mexican Revolution, what it did, and what it became. In many important ways, the author feels, the Revolution failed. For the rejuvenation that Mexico needs, should it look toward the United States or toward Russia? And what resources within itself does it need to develop in order to provide the leadership that Latin America requires? Cosío Villegas evaluates the permanent impact of the Cuban Revolution on our hemisphere. He considers where Latin American interests lie in the cold war and suggests how that area may use its voice most effectively in global decisions. With the increase in world tensions and the decrease in world size, this book will be extremely valuable for every thinking citizen.