Intimate Ties, Bitter Struggles: The United States and Latin America Since 1945 / Edition 1

Intimate Ties, Bitter Struggles: The United States and Latin America Since 1945 / Edition 1

by Alan Mcpherson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1574888765

ISBN-13: 9781574888768

Pub. Date: 01/31/2006

Publisher: Potomac Books


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 U.S.-sponsored coup in Guatemala, the near lynching of Vice President Richard Nixon in Venezuela, and the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion are a few reminders of the sometimes dramatic…  See more details below

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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 U.S.-sponsored coup in Guatemala, the near lynching of Vice President Richard Nixon in Venezuela, and the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion are a few reminders of the sometimes dramatic confrontations between North and South. Yet this relationship has also been characterized by accelerating economic and cultural interdependence that is significantly altering the old paradigm of U.S. hegemony and Latin American resistance. Alan McPherson uses multinational sources to survey and analyze the history of this relationship. Intimate Ties, Bitter Struggles reflects the most up-to-date research on state-to-state interactions and recognizes the influence of culture and non-state actors on international relations. Major topics include the debate over economic dependency, the U.S. response to revolutions in Latin America during the Cold War, military interventions and covert operations, human rights, migration, the North American Free Trade Agreement and economic integration, the Iran-Contra affair, the war on drugs, and Latinos in the United States. The author’s concise narrative and selection of primary–source documents offer an ideal introduction to U.S.–Latin American relations for students and for anyone with an interest in understanding the dynamic interplay between these hemispheric neighbors.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574888768
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
01/31/2006
Series:
Issues in the History of American Foreign Relations
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,254,734
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : unequal interdependence1
Ch. 1Chills : cold war, dictatorship, and rising expectations, 1945-5817
Ch. 2Blowbacks : anti-U.S. sentiment, socialism, and U.S. gunboats, 1959-6945
Ch. 3Dirty wars : industrialization, human rights, and the violence of poverty, 1970-8069
Ch. 4Wreckages : proxy wars, debt, and defiant strongmen, 1981-9089
Ch. 5Transnationalisms : neoliberalism, drugs, and Latina America, 1991-2005111
Conclusion : food for thought141
App. 1Spruille Braden and the State Department : the blue book on Argentina, 1946147
App. 2Roy R. Rubottom Jr. : communism in the Americas, 1958148
App. 3Juscelino Kubitschek : Operation Pan-America, 1958149
App. 4John F. Kennedy : announcing the Alliance for Progress, 1961150
App. 5Alberto Lleras : report on the Alliance for Progress, 1963152
App. 6Thomas Mann : against an invasion of Cuba, 1961153
App. 7John F. Kennedy and advisors : discussing options against missiles in Cuba, October 16, 1962154
App. 8Fidel Castro to Nikita Khrushchev : warning of a U.S. invasion, October 26, 1962156
App. 9Nikita Khrushchev to Fidel Castro : remaining calm against U.S. aggression, October 28, 1962157
App. 10Senator William Fulbright : criticizing the U.S. intervention in the Dominican crisis, 1965158
App. 11Henry Kissinger and Cesar Augusto Guzzetti : advising the Argentine military on dealing with dissent, 1976159
App. 12Nelson Rockefeller : reporting on the Americas, 1969161
App. 13Jimmy Carter : loosening tensions with Cuba, 1977162
App. 14Gustavo Gutierrez : liberation theology, 1971163
App. 15Daniel Ortega : the Sandinistas' relationship with the United States, interview, 1997165
App. 16John Negroponte : Soviet intervention in Central America, interview, 1997166
App. 17The Santa Fe Commission : renewing the Cold War in Latin America, 1980167
App. 18CIA : secret cable on a Guatemalan massacre, 1981168
App. 19Iran-contra report : findings, indictments, and pardons, 1993169
App. 20Clinton White House : answering critics of NAFTA, 1993171
App. 21Rigoberta Menchu : indigenous activism and Guatemala, interview, 1992172
App. 22Foreign ministers of the Americas : diversity and civil society in the FTAA, 2003174
App. 23Jean-Bertrand Aristide : democracy, poverty, and women's activism, 1996176

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