In this title, Leycester Coltman chronicles the events of Fidel Castro's extraordinary life from the political activism of his university days in Havana to periods of exile, imprisonment, and guerilla warfare alongside Che Guevara, to the uncertainties of his old age.
Paul Sigmund, who has studied Chile for more than a decade, and lived and taught there, offers an exhaustive, balanced analysis of the overthrow of Salvador Allende, and why it occurred. Sigmund examines the Allende government, the Frei government that preceeded it, the coup that ended it, and the Pinochet government that succeeded it.
The complete text of the campaign diaries kept by Guevara in the Congo in 1965-1966 where he led 100 Cuban guerilla fighters in a campaign to help the oppressed peoples of Africa throw off the yoke of colonial imperialism.
This work explores the impact of the Cuban Revolution in Cuba and Latin America over a 30-year period. It reviews the Revolution's background, before going on to examine economic and social reform in Cuba. In addition, the book analyzes other significant Latin American governments and revolutions.
A history of Latin America that tells its turbulent story from Columbus to Chavez. Beginning with the Spanish and Portugese conquests of the New World, it takes in centuries of upheaval, revolution and modernization up to the present day, looking at Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Cuba, and gives an overview of the cultural developments.
Paterson tells the fascinating story of the love-hate relationship that has grown between Cuba and the USA, from Castro's early fund-raising tours in the USA to support his revolution to Eisenhower's failed efforts to maintain support for Batista.
Castro is the only world leader to have outlasted nine US presidents, has survived over 600 assassination attempts and remains one of the twentieth century's most controversial figures. This title tells Castro's story, explaining thing from his parents and earliest influences to his imprisonment, guerrilla war and the Cuban revolution.
Presents a collection of essays on various aspects of the new discipline of Latin American cultural studies. Essays in this work are grouped in five sections focusing on: the theory of Latin American cultural studies; the icons of culture; culture as a commodity; culture as a site of resistance; and everyday cultural practices.
This work explores central themes such as the structure of international relations, and the pursuit of American national interest by the use of diplomacy, cultural imperialism and economic and military power.
Most observers have maintained that US machinations were responsible for the success of General Augusto Pinochet's coup. This book examines one of the most controversial chapters in US intelligence history, the CIA's covert operations in Chile from 1964 to 1974. It shows that the conventional wisdom about the impact of US actions is flawed.
Tracing the intellectual and political origins of the Washington Consensus in Latin America, this work assesses its impact on democracy and economic development, and discusses whether the emergence of a variety of left-wing governments in the region represents a clear break with the politics and policies of the Washington Consensus.
Gives an analysis of the economic-aid program of the 1960s, John F Kennedy's Alliance for Progress. This work examines the program's successes and failures, providing a discussion of economic aid and foreign policy, showing how policies set in the 1960s are still affecting how the US conducts foreign policy.
In this sweeping history of United States policy toward Latin America, Lars Schoultz shows that the United States has always perceived Latin America as a fundamentally inferior neighbour, unable to manage its affairs and stubbornly underdeveloped.
The recent retirement of Fidel Castro turned the world's attention towards the island nation of Cuba and the question of what its future holds. Amid the talk and hypothesizing, it is worth taking a moment to consider how Cuba reached this point. The author provides this with his incisive history of Cuba since 1959.
Detailing the heavy involvement of the Nixon administration in the 1973 coup against the democratically-elected President Salvador Allende of Chile, Qureshi provides the reasons for the coup including the threat Allende posed to the United States' notions of hegemony in Latin America.
Constitutes the insider portrait of Che from his birth to the moment he joined Castro to train for invasion of Cuba. This volume includes his diary of his bicycle journey around Northern Argentina. It covers his childhood, the people and books that shaped him and the political events that rocked his teenage years, including the Spanish Civil War.