Latin America: History, Politics, and U.S. Policy

Latin America: History, Politics, and U.S. Policy

ISBN: 9780830413980
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Edition: 2
Publication Date: 1996-01-01
Number of pages: 792
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The second edition of thius informative text, formerly titled Neighbors in Turmoil: Latin America, is fully updated to address the question of U.S. policy in apost-Cold War world. Cockcroft introduces students to modern Latin American politics, history, culture, and geography. Three distinct perspectives are presented on a number of issues: the official U.S. position; typical nationalist responses from Latin American countries; and different views expressed by U.S. citizens or groups opposed to the official U.S. position. Trends and themes include the impact of revolutions, nationalism, the role of elite families, export commodities, human rights issues, and unequal distribution of wealth.

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