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Intimate ties, bitter struggles : the United States and Latin America since 1945

Author: Alan L McPherson
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2006.
Series: Issues in the history of American foreign relations.
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"Over the last sixty years, the relationship between the United States and Latin America has been marred by ideological conflict, imbalances of power, and economic disparity. The disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion, U.S. support for dictator Augusto Pinochet in Chile, and the Contra War in Nicaragua are a few reminders of the dramatic confrontations between North and South. Yet this relationship has also been  Read more...
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McPherson, Alan L.
Intimate ties, bitter struggles.
Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, c2006
(OCoLC)607748523
Online version:
McPherson, Alan L.
Intimate ties, bitter struggles.
Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, c2006
(OCoLC)608209372
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan L McPherson
ISBN: 1574888757 9781574888751 1574888765 9781574888768
OCLC Number: 61879846
Description: xv, 208 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations --
Series editor's note --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction : unequal interdependence --
Chapter 1. Chills : Cold War, dictatorship, and rising expectations, 1945-58 --
Chapter 2. Blowbacks : anti-U.S. sentiment, socialism, and U.S. gunboats, 1959-69 --
Chapter 3. Dirty wars : industrialization, human rights, and the violence of poverty, 1970-80 --
Chapter 4. Wreckages : proxy wars, debt, and defiant strongmen, 1981-90 --
Chapter 5. Transnationalisms : neoliberalism, drugs, and Latina America, 1991-2005 --
Conclusion : food for thought --
Appendix of documents --
1. Spruille Braden and the State Department : The Blue Book on Argentina, 1946 --
2. Roy R. Rubottom Jr. : Communism in the Americas, 1958 --
3. Juscelino Kubitschek : Operation Pan-America, 1958 --
4. John F. Kennedy : Announcing the Alliance for Progress, 1961 --
5. Alberto Lleras : Report on the Alliance for Progress, 1963 --
6. Thomas Mann : Against an Invasion of Cuba, 1961 --
7. John F. Kennedy and Advisors : Discussing Options Against Missiles in Cuba, October 16, 1962 --
8. Fidel Castro to Nikita Khrushchev : Warning of a U.S. Invasion, October 26, 1962 --
9. Nikita Khrushchev to Fidel Castro : Remaining Calm Against U.S. Aggression, October 28, 1962 --
10. Senator William Fulbright : Criticizing the U.S. Intervention in the Dominican Crisis, 1965 --
11. Henry Kissinger and César Augusto Guzzetti : Advising the Argentine Military on Dealing With Dissent, 1976 --
12. Nelson Rockefeller : Reporting on the Americas, 1969 --
13. Jimmy Carter : Loosening Tensions With Cuba, 1977 --
14. Gustavo Guitérrez : Liberation Theology, 1971 --
15. Daniel Ortega : The Sandinistas' Relationship With the United States, Interview, 1997 --
16. John Negroponte : Soviet Intervention in Central America, Interview, 1997 --
17. The Santa Fe Commission : Renewing the Cold War in Latin America, 1980 --
18. CIA : Secret Cable on a Guatemalan Massacre, 1981 --
19. Iran-Contra Report : Findings, Indictments, and Pardons, 1993 --
20. Clinton White House : Answering Critics of NAFTA, 1993 --
21. Rigoberta Menchú : Indigenous Activism and Guatemala, Interview, 1992 --
22. Foreign Ministers of the Americas : Diversity and Civil Society in the FTAA, 2003 --
23. Jean-Bertrand Aristide : Democracy, Poverty, and Women's Activism, 1996 --
Notes --
Index --
About the author.
Series Title: Issues in the history of American foreign relations.
Responsibility: Alan McPherson.

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