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Latin American dictators of the 20th century : the lives and regimes of 15 rulers

Author: Javier A Galván
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book investigates contradictions in U.S. foreign policy: promoting democracy abroad while supporting dictatorships in Latin America. Such analysis requires multiple perspectives and this work embraces an evaluation of the influence of military dictatorships on cultural elements, while drawing on data from documentary archives, court case files, investigative reports, international treaties, witness  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biografieën (vorm)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Javier A Galván
ISBN: 9780786466917 078646691X
OCLC Number: 794708240
Description: vii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Porfirio Díaz, Mexico (1876-1911) --
Manuel Estrada Cabrera, Guatemala (1898-1920) --
Getúlio Dornelles Vargas, Brazil (1930-1945) and (1951-1954) --
Rafael Trujillo, Dominican Republic (1930-1961) --
Marcos Pérez Jiménez, Venezuela (1952-1958) --
Gustavo Rojas Pinilla, Colombia (1953-1957) --
Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda, Paraguay (1954-1989) --
The Duvalier family, Haiti (1957-1986) --
The Somoza dynasty, Nicaragua (1936-1979) --
Hugo Banzer Suárez, Bolivia (1971-1978) and (1997-2001) --
Juan María Bordaberry Arocena, Uruguay (1972-1976) --
Augusto Pinochet Ugarte, Chile (1973-1990) --
Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentina (1976-1981) --
Efraín Ríos Montt, Guatemala (1982-1983) --
Manuel Noriega, Panama (1983-1989).
Responsibility: Javier A. Galván.

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"This book investigates contradictions in U.S. foreign policy: promoting democracy abroad while supporting dictatorships in Latin America. Such analysis requires multiple perspectives and this work embraces an evaluation of the influence of military dictatorships on cultural elements, while drawing on data from documentary archives, court case files, investigative reports, international treaties, witness testimonies, and letters from survivors"--Provided by publisher.

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