The Abc Presidents

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Robert Alexander, a long-time observer of Latin American politics and economics, has been an active correspondent with the key figures of the region for decades. In this volume, he provides interview transcripts and letters from nearly a score of the presidents of Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. With some of the correspondence and interviews spread over a considerable length of time, the shifting views and attitudes as well as the comments on other key players makes for ...

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Overview

Robert Alexander, a long-time observer of Latin American politics and economics, has been an active correspondent with the key figures of the region for decades. In this volume, he provides interview transcripts and letters from nearly a score of the presidents of Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. With some of the correspondence and interviews spread over a considerable length of time, the shifting views and attitudes as well as the comments on other key players makes for fascinating insights into the politics of change in Latin America.

Beginning with an introduction placing the various presidents in the context of their roles in the history of their respective countries, Alexander then presents materials dealing with and by the presidents of Argentina, then Brazil, and finally Chile. A selected bibliography provides guidance on the major writings on the figures covered, and a general subject index helps to point readers to the numerous interconnections contacted in the volume. Essential reading for students of 20th-century Latin American affairs, political, social, and economic.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275941109
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/10/1992
  • Pages: 336
  • Lexile: 1220L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Alexander

ROBERT J. ALEXANDER is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Political Science, Rutgers University. He was a member of John F. Kennedy's Task Force on Latin America where the Alliance for Progress was developed, and he is a former consultant to the American Federation of Labor and the AFL-CIO on Latin American and Caribbean organized labor. One of the country's most respected scholars of Latin American politics and economic affairs, Professor Alexander is the author or editor of forty-five earlier books, most of them focusing on Latin America and the Caribbean, including The Bolivian National Revolution, the first English-language study of that upheaval, and the history of labor and radical movements.

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    1. Also Known As:
      R. D. Zimmerman, M. Masters
    2. Hometown:
      Minneapolis, Minnesota
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 23, 1952
    2. Place of Birth:
      Chicago, Illinois
    1. Education:
      B.A. in Russian Language and Creative Writing, Michigan State University, 1976

Table of Contents

Preface
Argentina 1
Juan Peron 6
Pedro Eugenio Aramburu 13
Arturo Frondizi 24
Arturo Illia 81
Raul Alfonsin 90
Brazil 91
Eurico Dutra 102
Joao Cafe Filho 103
Juscelino Kubitschek 108
Janio Quadros 143
Joao Goulart 154
Jose Sarney 161
Chile 167
Arturo Alessandri 174
Juan B. Bennett 176
Marmaduque Grove 178
Carlos Davila 182
Alfredo Duhalde 185
Gabriel Gonzalez Videla 192
Jorge Alessandri 210
Eduardo Frei 230
Salvador Allende 271
Further Reading 275
Index 279
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