The United States and Latin America in the 1990s: Beyond the Cold War

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Jonathan Hartlyn, Lars Schoultz, Augusto Varas
UNC Press Books, 1992 - Political Science - 328 pages
A superb contribution. . . . At a time when U.S.-Latin American relations face a critical turning point, policymakers would benefit from a careful reading of this fine book.

Eduardo A. Gamarra, Florida International University

 

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Contents

Latin America and the International Political System of the 1990s
19
From Coercion to Partnership A New Paradigm for Security Cooperation in the Western Hemisphere?
44
Changing US Interests and Policies in a New World
62
The Right and the New Right in Latin America
84
The Left in Latin America The Decline of Socialism and the Rise of Political Democracy
99
The Debt Crisis and Economic Development in Latin America
129
USLatin American Trade Relations Issues in the 1980s and Prospects for the 1990s
150
Democracy Human Rights and the Armed Forces in Latin America
179
Dope and Dogma Explaining the Failure of USLatin American Drug Policies
212
Policies without Politics Environmental Affairs in OECDLatin American Relations in the 1990s
233
Hemispheric Migration in the 1990s
260
Bibliography
281
Contributors
309
Index
313
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