bitter fruit the story of the american coup in guatemala revised and expanded series on latin american studies

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Bitter Fruit

Author : Stephen C. Schlesinger
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173019760230
Genre : History
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Bibliography p. 304-316.

Secret History Second Edition

Author : Nick Cullather
ISBN : 9780804754682
Genre : History
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The first edition of this book, published in 1999, was well-received, but interest in it has surged in recent years. It chronicles an early example of “regime change” that was based on a flawed interpretation of intelligence and proclaimed a success even as its mistakes were becoming clear. Since 1999, a number of documents relating to the CIA’s activities in Guatemala have been declassified, and a truth and reconciliation process has unearthed other reports, speeches, and writings that shed more light on the role of the United States. For this edition, the author has selected and annotated twenty-one documents for a new documentary Appendix, including President Clinton’s apology to the people of Guatemala.

Shattered Hope

Author : Piero Gleijeses
ISBN : 0691025568
Genre : History
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The most thorough account yet available of a revolution that saw the first true agrarian reform in Central America, this book is also a penetrating analysis of the tragic destruction of that revolution. In no other Central American country was U.S. intervention so decisive and so ruinous, charges Piero Gleijeses. Yet he shows that the intervention can be blamed on no single "convenient villain." "Extensively researched and written with conviction and passion, this study analyzes the history and downfall of what seems in retrospect to have been Guatemala's best government, the short-lived regime of Jacobo Arbenz, overthrown in 1954, by a CIA-orchestrated coup."--Foreign Affairs "Piero Gleijeses offers a historical road map that may serve as a guide for future generations. . . . [Readers] will come away with an understanding of the foundation of a great historical tragedy."--Saul Landau, The Progressive "[Gleijeses's] academic rigor does not prevent him from creating an accessible, lucid, almost journalistic account of an episode whose tragic consequences still reverberate."--Paul Kantz, Commonweal

Inside The Volcano

Author : Frederick Stirton Weaver
ISBN : 9780429973307
Genre : Political Science
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Central America sprang into the consciousness of the U.S. public in the late 1970s, propelled by the Nicaraguan revolution and the brutal civil wars in Guatemala and El Salvador. The continuing debates over the nature of the conflicts and the role of U.S. policy have too seldom acknowledged the historical depths of the crises' roots, and the size of the Central American nations has often led U.S. participants in the debate to underestimate the dynamism, complexity, and heterogeneity of the social structures that underlie the political struggles.This book presents a historical and analytical interpretation of recent Central American crises. Using a consistent comparative framework, Dr. Weaver sorts out the relations among economic growth, social organization, and political structure and offers explanations for the historically divergent developments among the five Central American nations. By setting those events in a broader Latin American context and illuminating the relationships between domestic and international influences, Dr. Weaver shows how rapid changes in the social organization of economic production in some periods affected social structures and configurations of political power, while at other times political conflicts conditioned and shaped subsequent patterns of economic expansion.

Blood Of Brothers

Author : Stephen Kinzer
ISBN : UOM:39015022000387
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Looks at the modern history of Nicaragua, from the overthrow of the Somoza dictatorship to the election of President Violeta Chamorro

The Transparency Fix

Author : Mark Fenster
ISBN : 9781503602670
Genre : Law
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Is the government too secret or not secret enough? Why is there simultaneously too much government secrecy and a seemingly endless procession of government leaks? The Transparency Fix asserts that we incorrectly assume that government information can be controlled. The same impulse that drives transparency movements also drives secrecy advocates. They all hold the mistaken belief that government information can either be released or kept secure on command. The Transparency Fix argues for a reformation in our assumptions about secrecy and transparency. The world did not end because Julian Assange, WikiLeaks, and Edward Snowden released classified information. But nor was there a significant political change. "Transparency" has become a buzzword, while secrecy is anathema. Using a variety of real-life examples to examine how government information actually flows, Mark Fenster describes how the legal regime's tenuous control over state information belies both the promise and peril of transparency. He challenges us to confront the implausibility of controlling government information and shows us how the contemporary obsession surrounding transparency and secrecy cannot radically change a state that is defined by so much more than information.

Placing Latin America

Author : Edward L. Jackiewicz
ISBN : 9781442246836
Genre : Social Science
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This comprehensive text offers a thematic approach to Latin America, focusing on the dynamic connections among people, places, and environments. Providing a nuanced and clear perspective, this book will be an invaluable guide for all those interested in the politics, economy, and society of a rapidly globalizing continent.

The Legitimacy Puzzle In Latin America

Author : John A. Booth
ISBN : 9780521515894
Genre : Political Science
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This book examines citizens' attitudes toward the legitimacy of their political systems and the relationship between political legitimacy and democratic stability.

Doing Business With The Dictators

Author : Paul J. Dosal
ISBN : 0842025901
Genre : History
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Offers documentary proof that the United Fruit Company - once the largest banana company in the world - acquired, defended and exploited its Guatemalan properties by collaborating with authoritarian governments. By doing business with dictators the company built a railroad and banana monopoly.

Latin America S Cold War

Author : Hal Brands
ISBN : 9780674058439
Genre : History
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For Latin America, the Cold War was anything but cold. Nor was it the so-called “long peace” afforded the world’s superpowers by their nuclear standoff. In this book, the first to take an international perspective on the postwar decades in the region, Hal Brands sets out to explain what exactly happened in Latin America during the Cold War, and why it was so traumatic.

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