Latin America: History, Politics, and U.S. Policy

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Nelson-Hall Publishers, 1996 - History - 764 pages
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The second edition of thius informative text, formerly titled Neighbors in Turmoil: Latin America, is fully updated to address the question of U.S. policy in apost-Cold War world. Cockcroft introduces students to modern Latin American politics, history, culture, and geography. Three distinct perspectives are presented on a number of issues: the official U.S. position; typical nationalist responses from Latin American countries; and different views expressed by U.S. citizens or groups opposed to the official U.S. position. Trends and themes include the impact of revolutions, nationalism, the role of elite families, export commodities, human rights issues, and unequal distribution of wealth.

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Contents

Mexico
81
Populism and Corpora
110
Guatemala
121
El Salvador
145
Honduras
179
Nicaragua
199
Costa Rica
227
Economic CrisisMilitarization of Costa Rica and Foreign
241
Colombia
405
Ecuador
433
Peru
451
Bolivia
485
Paraguay
513
Chile
531
Argentina
567
cals Workers Students and Officers 18901930Depression Coup and Conservative
597

Foreign Domination Economic Dependence and RevolutionGrenada and British
278
Puerto Rico
317
Dominican Republic
339
Social Unrest and U S Troops in Haiti
354
Venezuela
377
Classes and Labor 19221958Reform versus RevolutionPactocracy Democracy
395
Uruguay
607
Brazil
627
Learning from the PastChallenge for Policymakers
665
Documents
685
Index
719
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About the author (1996)

James D. Cockcroft is a bilingual award-winning authorof forty books on Latin America, Mexico, Latino/as, culture, migration, and human rights. He is Internet professor for the State University of New York, a poet, three-time Fulbright Scholar, and a veteran activist.

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