Latin American Dictators of the 20th Century: The Lives and Regimes of 15 Rulers

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McFarland, 1.1.2013 - 217 sivua
Throughout the 20th century, the emergence of authoritarian dictatorships in Latin America coincided with periods of social convulsion and economic uncertainty. This book covers 15 dictators representing every decade of the century and geographically from the Caribbean and North and Central and South America. Each chapter covers their personal information (childhood, education, marriage, family...), assumption of power, relationship with the United States, oppression of civilians, and collapse of their regimes. The book also investigates inherent contradictions in U.S. foreign policy: promoting democracy abroad while supporting brutal dictatorships in Latin America. Such analysis requires multiple perspectives and this work embraces an evaluation of the influence of military dictatorships on cultural elements such as art, literature, journalism, music and cinema, while drawing on data from documentary archives, court case files, investigative reports, international treaties, witness testimonies, and personal letters from survivors. The dramatic experiences of courageous individuals who challenged these 15 oppressors are also recounted.
 

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Preface
1
Introduction
7
1 Por rio Díaz Mexico 18761911
17
2 Manuel Estrada Cabrera Guatemala 18981920
30
3 Getúlio Dornelles Vargas Brazil 19301945 and 19511954
40
4 Rafael Trujillo Dominican Republic 19301961
49
5 Marcos Pérez Jiménez Venezuela 19521958
62
6 Gustavo Rojas Pinilla Colombia 19531957
72
10 Hugo Banzer Suárez Bolivia 19711978 and 19972001
119
11 Juan María Bordaberry Arocena Uruguay 19721976
131
12 Augusto Pinochet Ugarte Chile 19731990
142
13 Jorge Rafael Videla Argentina 19761981
155
14 Efraín Ríos Montt Guatemala 19821983
169
15 Manuel Noriega Panama 19831989
182
Chapter Notes
195
Bibliography
201

7 Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda Paraguay 19541989
82
8 The Duvalier Family Haiti 19571986
96
9 The Somoza Dynasty Nicaragua 19361979
107

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Javier A. Galván is a professor of Spanish and Latin American history at Santa Ana College in Orange County, California. He has traveled extensively throughout Mexico, most of the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. He lives in Garden Grove, California.

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