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Oppenheimer, Andres 1951-

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Works: 39 works in 127 publications in 4 languages and 3,861 library holdings
Genres: History  Anecdotes  Interviews 
Classifications: F1236, 972.91064
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Most widely held works by Andres Oppenheimer
Castro's final hour : the secret story behind the coming downfall of communist Cuba by Andres Oppenheimer ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Castro's Final Hour is the first book to describe the breakdown of Cuban communism and the gradual unraveling of Castro's three-decade hold on the island. Reported from inside Cuba by Pulitzer Prize-winning Miami Herald correspondent Andres Oppenheimer in the wake of the Soviet bloc's collapse, this is a book whose extraordinary disclosures and engrossing detail tell a remarkable story. Mr. Oppenheimer's lively narrative opens with the 1989 firing-squad execution of Cuba's most decorated army general, a hero of the Cuban Revolution. It was the first sign of a rift in Castro's ranks as glasnost and perestroika burst onto the world stage. Oppenheimer reveals the drug scandals that plagued the upper reaches of Castro's regime, and proves that there were blatantly political motivations behind subsequent executions of Fidel Castro's top military aides. From there, we are drawn into the fascinating behind-the-scenes story of the demise of Castro's dream. Among the book's astonishing revelations: How the U.S. government infiltrated the Cuban intelligence circuit with spies posing as drug smugglers, and how Americans planned the kidnapping of one of Cuba's senior cabinet ministers. How Cuba knew in advance of the U.S. invasion of Panama, and how Castro's military aid to Noriega far exceeded amounts previously reported. How Castro secretly tried to scuttle the Nicaraguan elections of 1990, and how, years earlier, Nicaragua and Cuba planned an invasion of their Central American neighbors. How Jeb Bush, President Bush's Miami-based son, and Boris Yeltsin affected, in surprising ways, U.S. policy toward Cuba. How the Cubans and Soviets despised one another despite thirty years of touted socialist brotherhood. How the Soviet pullout prompted Castro to implement his doomed survival plan--Opcion Cero, "zero option"--A program that would thrust Cuba back into the Middle Ages. How, in a last-ditch attempt to save the country from its dire slide in 1991, Castro's top aides pushed a never-reported plan to strip Castro of some of his powers. Oppenheimer's tireless investigative work shows us a desperate Cuba few outsiders have witnessed: the open defiance of Cuban youths, including Castro's own dissident daughter, Alina, and Che Guevara's heavy-metal punk grandson, Canek; the government's secret campaign to infiltrate Cuba's booming black magic and African cults; the unparalleled wave of male and female prostitution that transformed Cuba into a sex paradise in the early 1990s. This is a book enriched with telling and often amusing anecdotes, and is informed by more than 500 interviews inside Cuba--featuring exclusive exchanges with Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, as well as Soviet officials, prominent Latin Americans, and top members of the Cuban Politburo. It is an unprecedented and intimate portrait of communism's final hour in Cuba
Bordering on chaos : guerrillas, stockbrokers, politicians, and Mexico's road to prosperity by Andres Oppenheimer ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond insights into Mexico's most recent crises, Bordering on Chaos takes a broader look into the country's past and future. Based on secret polls from Mexico's three largest political parties and in-depth interviews with intellectuals such as Nobel laureate Octavio Paz, Oppenheimer shows that Mexico is much more pro-American than generally believed, and suggests that the ruling elite has long used a warped version of Mexico's nationalism to negotiate with Washington. But Oppenheimer sees amid the decay the seeds of a modern democracy in little-noticed phenomena, such as the growing political and economic influence of Mexico's northern states and the emergence of an increasingly vocal civic society
Cuentos chinos : el engaño de Washington, la mentira populista y la esperanza de América latina by Andres Oppenheimer ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an optimistic outlook on the economic status of Latin American countries for the early twenty-first century through the comparison to other emerging countries, analysis of the speeches of political leaders, and interviews with public figures
¡Basta de historias! : la obsesión latinoamericana con el pasado y las doce claves del futuro by Andres Oppenheimer ( Book )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Argues that the obsession of many Latin American countries with their history blinds them to their most pressing need, to improve their education systems so that they can compete in the new information economy
Ojos vendados : Estados Unidos y el negocio de la corrupción en América Latina by Andres Oppenheimer ( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saving the Americas by Andres Oppenheimer ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bordering on chaos : Mexico's roller-coaster journey toward prosperity by Andres Oppenheimer ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles and examines the chaotic events that shaped Mexico politically, economically, and socially during the 1990s, including guerrilla fighting, assassinations of political leaders, political corruption, and economic collapse
Crónicas de héroes y bandidos by Andres Oppenheimer ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in Spanish and English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of journalistic articles by Andres Oppenheimer
México : en la frontera del caos by Andres Oppenheimer ( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La hora final de Castro by Andres Oppenheimer ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los estados desunidos de Latinoamérica : los mejores columnas de 2006 a 2009 by Andres Oppenheimer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Una recopilación de los mejores artículos de Oppenheimer. Los artículos versan sobre los temas de mayor interés respecto al presente y al futuro de América Latina, abarcando un abanico de temas que van desde la demografía y los recursos naturales, hasta la violencia, el racismo y las nuevas tecnologías. Asimismo, Oppenheimer aborda la relación de Latinoamérica con Estados Unidos y la forma en la que las medidas adoptadas por Barack Obama pueden impactar nuestros países
En la frontera del caos : [la crisis mexicana de los noventa, el efecto tequila y la esperanza del nuevo milenio] by Andres Oppenheimer ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cuentos chinos : el engaño de Washington y la mentira populista en América Latina by Andres Oppenheimer ( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cuentos chinos by Andres Oppenheimer ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los estados desunidos de Latinoamérica : (las mejores columnas del 2006 al 2009) by Andres Oppenheimer ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Basta de historias ! : la obsesión latinoamericana con el pasado y las 12 claves del futuro by Andres Oppenheimer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
ŁBasta de historias! by Andres Oppenheimer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los Estados Desunidos de las Américas : las mejores columnas del 2006 al 2009 by Andres Oppenheimer ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beishū kyūshutsu : Raten amerika no kikenna suitai to beikoku no yūutsu by Andres Oppenheimer ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 1990 Colombian elections : post-election analysis by Andres Oppenheimer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
オッペンハイマー, アンドレス
Languages
Spanish (81)
English (22)
Japanese (2)
Catalan (1)
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