In the Name of Democracy: U.S. Policy Toward Latin America in the Reagan Years

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Political Science - 309 pages
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00 This is the first comprehensive, even-handed examination of U.S. policy in Latin America during the Reagan era. Drawing on interviews with United States officials and his own perspective as a former State Department lawyer, Carothers sheds new light on the much-discussed U.S. involvements in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Panama, and turns up varied and often unexpected findings in less-studied countries such as Bolivia, Costa Rica, Paraguay, and Chile. This is the first comprehensive, even-handed examination of U.S. policy in Latin America during the Reagan era. Drawing on interviews with United States officials and his own perspective as a former State Department lawyer, Carothers sheds new light on the much-discussed U.S. involvements in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Panama, and turns up varied and often unexpected findings in less-studied countries such as Bolivia, Costa Rica, Paraguay, and Chile.
 

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Contents

El Salvador
12
Honduras
47
Nicaragua and Grenada
77
South America
117
Chile Paraguay
149
THE REDISCOVERY OF POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT
196
CONCLUSIONS
237
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Thomas Carothers, an attorney in Washington, D.C., was recently an International Affairs Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a contributor to Exporting Democracy: The United States and Latin America (1991).

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