Latin America in the Post-Chavez Era: The Security Threat to the United States

Latin America in the Post-Chavez Era: The Security Threat to the United States

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ISBN-13: 9781612346014
Publisher: Potomac Books
Publication date: 05/28/2013
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


LUIS FLEISCHMAN is an adjunct professor of sociology and political science at Florida Atlantic University Honors College. He has a PhD in sociology from the New School for Social Research in New York City and has worked as senior adviser for the Menges Hemispheric Security Project at the Center for Security Policy. He is the editor of the Americas Report, where he writes about the Bolivarian revolution, its alliances with Iran and terrorist groups, and the rise of antidemocratic forces in the region. He lives in Jupiter, Florida.

Table of Contents

Foreword Michael Skol ix

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction xvii

1 What Triggered the Revolutionary Forces in Latin America? 1

2 The Origins of the Chavez (Bolivarian) Revolution 18

3 The Continental Expansion of the Chávez Revolution 50

4 The Emergence of Indigenous and New Grassroots Movements in Latin America 75

5 Chávez's Dangerous Liaisons with Guerrillas and Drug Cartels 91

6 The Bolivarian Revolution's Links to Iran and Hezbollah 109

7 The Roles of China and Russia 137

8 Regional and U.S. Reactions to the Bolivarian Revolution 154

9 Halting the Advance of the Bolivarian Revolution and Its Allies 178

Conclusion 212

Epilogue 215

Notes 219

Selected Bibliography 251

Index 257

About the Author 277

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