Our America and Theirs: Kennedy and the Alliance for Progress - The Debate on Free Trade

Overview

To check the spread of revolution in Latin America in 1961, Kennedy proposed the Alliance for Progress—a program for free trade and development in the Americas. Che Guevara , described by Time magazine as “Cuba’s scraggle-bearded economic czar,” condemned the plan as a new strategy to subjugate the continent to U.S. interests.

The introduction describes the backstage drama that unfolded when Kennedy’s special envoy Richard Goodwin had a cordial encounter with Che at a late-night...

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Overview

To check the spread of revolution in Latin America in 1961, Kennedy proposed the Alliance for Progress—a program for free trade and development in the Americas. Che Guevara , described by Time magazine as “Cuba’s scraggle-bearded economic czar,” condemned the plan as a new strategy to subjugate the continent to U.S. interests.

The introduction describes the backstage drama that unfolded when Kennedy’s special envoy Richard Goodwin had a cordial encounter with Che at a late-night party. The book includes never before published material, such as Che’s televised speech in which he outlines the issues posed by the Alliance for Progress.

Available in Spanish as Punta del Este (ISBN 1-876175-65-6)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781876175818
  • Publisher: Ocean Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Series: Che Guevara Publishing Project Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Che Guevara was the legendary Latin American guerrilla fighter who joined the Cuban revolutionary movement that toppled the Batista dictatorship. He played a leading role in the early years of the Cuban Revolution and made an extraordinary and original contribution to Marxist theory. He died at the hands of CIA assassins in Bolivia in 1967.

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