Latin America in the Era of the Cuban Revolution and Beyond, 3rd Edition

Latin America in the Era of the Cuban Revolution and Beyond, 3rd Edition

by Thomas C. Wright

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An in-depth explanation of how the Cuban Revolution dictated Latin American politics and U.S.-Latin American relations from the 1950s to the present, including widespread democratization and the rise of the "Pink Tide."

• Explains how and why Fidel Castro established communism in Cuba, his motivations for taking Cuba into the Soviet camp, and the consequences of both of these actions

• Documents how the repression, dictatorships, and human rights violations of the 1970s and 1980s were unanticipated outcomes of the Cuban Revolution

• Clarifies the often confusing and contradictory trends in Latin American political history from the 1950s to the present

• Examines the "Pink Tide" of recent leftist governments, including those of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela and Evo Morales in Bolivia

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440857683
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/18/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 286
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Thomas C. Wright is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Acronyms xi

Introduction: The Cuban Revolution and Latin America xiii

Part 1 Revolution in Cuba

Chapter 1 Fidel Castro's Road to Power, 1952-1959 3

Chapter 2 Cuba: The Making of a Revolution 21

Part 2 The Promise and Threat of Hemispheric Revolution

Chapter 3 Fidelismo and the Radicalization of Latin American Politics 41

Chapter 4 U.S. Responses to Revolution 61

Part 3 Guerrilla Warfare

Chapter 5 Che's Way: Rural Guerrilla Warfare 81

Chapter 6 After Che: Urban Guerrilla Warfare 101

Part 4 Three Truncated Revolutions

Chapter 7 The Peruvian Military Revolution, 1968-1975 121

Chapter 8 Chile Under Allende, 1970-1973: A Peaceful Road to Socialism? 141

Chapter 9 The Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua, 1979-1990 163

Part 5 The Reaction

Chapter 10 State Terrorism in South America 187

Chapter 11 State Terrorism in Central America 209

Part 6 The Continuing Impact of the Cuban Revolution

Chapter 12 Major Political Trends Since 1990 229

Suggested Further Reading 251

Index 269

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