The Communist Tide in Latin America

Author: Donald L. Herman

Publisher: [Austin] : University of Texas at Austin

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173026917810

Category: Communism

Page: 236

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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
Latin America in the Era of the Cuban Revolution and Beyond, 3rd Edition

Author: Thomas C. Wright

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: 1440857679

Category: History

Page: 286

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An in-depth explanation of how the Cuban Revolution dictated Latin American politics and U.S.-Latin American relations from the 1950s to the present, including widespread democratization and the rise of the "Pink Tide." * Explains how and why Fidel Castro established communism in Cuba, his motivations for taking Cuba into the Soviet camp, and the consequences of both of these actions * Documents how the repression, dictatorships, and human rights violations of the 1970s and 1980s were unanticipated outcomes of the Cuban Revolution * Clarifies the often confusing and contradictory trends in Latin American political history from the 1950s to the present * Examines the "Pink Tide" of recent leftist governments, including those of Hugo Ch�vez in Venezuela and Evo Morales in Bolivia
Handbook Of Research On The International Relations Of Latin America And The Caribbean

Author: G. Pope Atkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429979705

Category: Political Science

Page: 428

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The study of Latin American and Caribbean international relations has a long evolution both within the development of international relations as a general academic undertaking and in terms of the particular characteristics that distinguish the approaches taken by scholars in the field. This handbook provides a thorough multidisciplinary reference guide to the literature on the various elements of the international relations of Latin America and the Caribbean. Citing over 1600 sources that date from the nineteenth century to the present, with emphasis on recent decades, the volume's analytic essays trace the evolution of research in terms of concepts, issues, and themes. The Handbook is a companion volume to Atkins' Latin America and the Caribbean in the International System, Fourth Edition, but also serves as an invaluable stand-alone reference volume for students, scholars, researchers, journalists, and practitioners, both official and private.
Latin America Through Soviet Eyes

Author: Ilya Prizel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521373034

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 227

This is essential reading for students and specialists of Soviet foreign policy and international politics with special reference to Latin America.
The USSR and Latin America

Author: Eusebio Mujal-León

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000805765

Category: Political Science

Page: 407

View: 768

The USSR and Latin America (1989) is an authoritative analysis of the Soviet Union’s strategy and policy towards the region. The contributors cover a variety of topics, including Latin America’s place in Soviet strategy for the developing world, US perceptions of Soviet strategy in the region, Soviet–Cuban relations, and relations between Latin American communist parties and the USSR.
Turning the Tide

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Haymarket Books+ORM

ISBN: 9781608464470

Category: History

Page: 466

View: 365

The renowned activist examines the brutal reality of America’s Cold War era foreign policy across Central America—with a new preface by the author. First published in 1986, Turning the Tide presents Noam Chomsky’s expert analysis of three interrelated questions: What was the aim and impact of the US Central American policy? What factors in US society supported and opposed that policy? And how can concerned citizens affect future policy? Chomsky demonstrates how US Central American policies implemented broader US economic, military, and social aims—while claiming a supposedly positive impact on the lives of people in Central America. A particularly revealing focus of Chomsky's argument is the world of US academia and media, which Chomsky analyzes in detail to explain why the US public is so misinformed about our government's policies.
U.S.-Latin American Policymaking

Author: David W. Dent

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313279519

Category: Political Science

Page: 598

View: 837

"Complete, well-conceived, highly useful reference work, with 24 experts contributing focused essays on inter-American and US domestic environments, policymaking structures, actors in US political system, and certain major policy issues"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
Soviet Relations with Latin America, 1959-1987

Author: Nicola Miller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521359791

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

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This book was first published in 1989. The Soviet presence and purposes in Latin America are a matter of great controversy, yet no serious study was hitherto combined with a regional perspective (concentrating on the nature and regional impact of Soviet activity on the ground) and diplomatic analysis, examining the strategic and ideological factors that influence Soviet foreign policy. Nicola Miller's lucid and accessible survey of Soviet-Latin American relations over the past quarter-century demonstrates clearly that existing, heavily 'geo-political' accounts distort the real nature of Soviet activity in the area, closely constrained by local political, social and geographical factors. In a broadly chronological series of case-studies Dr Miller argues that, American counter-influence apart, enormous physical and communicational barriers obstruct Soviet-Latin American relations and that the lack of economic complementarity imposes a natural obstacle to trading growth: even Cuba, often cited as 'proof' of Soviet designs upon the area, is only an apparent exception.
Managing the Counterrevolution

Author: Stephen M. Streeter

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780896802155

Category: History

Page: 402

View: 209

The Eisenhower administration's intervention in Guatemala is one of the most closely studied covert operations in the history of the Cold War. Yet we know far more about the 1954 coup itself than its aftermath. This book uses the concept of “counterrevolution” to trace the Eisenhower administration's efforts to restore U.S. hegemony in a nation whose reform governments had antagonized U.S. economic interests and the local elite. Comparing the Guatemalan case to U.S.-sponsored counterrevolutions in Iran, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, and Chile reveals that Washington's efforts to roll back “communism” in Latin America and elsewhere during the Cold War represented in reality a short-term strategy to protect core American interests from the rising tide of Third World nationalism.
Latin America And The Caribbean In The International System

Author: G. Pope Atkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429967948

Category: Political Science

Page: 472

View: 546

The fourth edition of this widely praised text has been thoroughly revised to reflect the evolving characteristics of the current international system that have had a dramatic effect on every aspect of international relations of Latin America and the Caribbean. The original purpose of this book is unchanged: It continues to provide a topically current and analytically integrated survey of the region's role in the world. Still organized around the idea of Latin America and the Caribbean as a separate subsystem within the global international system, the discussion gives special emphasis to complex interstate and transnational structures and processes. Within this framework, Atkins analyzes the foreign policies of the Latin American states themselves and those of the United States and other countries toward Latin America and the Caribbean. He also looks closely at the nature and role of transnational actors in the region, such as the multinational corporations, the Holy See, Protestant Churches, transnational political parties, international labor, nongovernmental organizations, and others. He gives special attention to Latin American participation in international institutions at all levels.
The Giant’s Rival

Author: Cole Blasier

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822974369

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 731

The Giant's Rival is an authoritative survey of Soviet relations with Latin America. Blasier provides a concise account of Soviet diplomatic, economic, and political-military involvement in the region, focusing on the post-1970 period. This revised edition includes chapters analyzing developments since 1983. Blasier views the origins of the Sandinista revolution, and its relation to international Communism, and how the Nicaraguan government has grown dependent on Soviet oil, arms, and economic and political assistance. He also describes the growing relations between the New Jewel Movement in Grenada and Moscow before it was toppled by the U.S. invasion. Blasier explains how U.S. policies have affected Soviet outcomes and makes proposals for protecting and advancing U.S. interests.