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Latin America In The Post Ch Vez Era The Security Threat To The United States

Author : Luis Fleischman
ISBN : 9781612346021
Genre : Anti-Americanism
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Hugo Chavez has recently undergone three surgeries for cancer, prompting much speculation and anxiety about the impact of his death. What will a post-Chavez future look like, not only in Venezuela but also in the region"" In Latin America in the Post-Chavez Era, Luis Fleischman examines Chavez's highly controversial Bolivarian revolution, which has expanded beyond Venezuela to other countries in South America and whose sphere of influence also extends to Central America and the Caribbean. Across Latin America, Chavez has financially supported political candidates or presidents in office dedica.
Category: Anti-Americanism

A Post Neoliberal Era In Latin America

Author : Nehring, Daniel
ISBN : 9781529200997
Genre : Social Science
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Ongoing conflicts between neoliberal and post-neoliberal politics have resulted in growing social instability in Latin America. This book explores the cultural dynamics of neoliberalism and anti-neoliberal resistance in Latin America as a complex set of interrelated cultural forms, examining the ways in which neoliberalism has transformed public discourses of self and social relationships, popular cultures and modes of everyday experience. Contributors from an international range of different disciplinary perspectives look at how Latin Americans construct subjectivities, build communities and make meaning in their everyday lives in order to analyse the discourses and cultural practices through which a societal consensus for the pursuit of neoliberal politics may be established, defended and contested.
Category: Social Science

Latin America In The Era Of The Cuban Revolution And Beyond 3rd Edition

Author : Thomas C. Wright
ISBN : 9781440857683
Genre : Political Science
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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
Category: Political Science

Iran S Foreign Policy In The Post Soviet Era

Author : Shireen Hunter
ISBN : 9780313381942
Genre : History
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A comprehensive exploration of postrevolution Iranian foreign policy analyzes the country's relations with key nations and regions and the impact of both Iran's domestic situation and the developing global system. * Presents documentation from many government sources, including Iranian and international organizations * Offers a clear chronology of developments in relations with Iran and the evolution of Iranian foreign policy relative to each country/region surveyed * Provides an extensive bibliography of original sources, government documents, academic publications, and websites
Category: History

The Bolivarian Revolution Regional Integration And Development

Author : Rodrigo Acuña
ISBN : 1138998745
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Drawing from an impressive selection of primary sources, interviews with government officials and international relations literature, Rodrigo Acuña investigates Venezuela's foreign policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean under the Bolivarian revolution. Focusing predominantly on the era of Hugo Chávez (1999-2012), Acuña demonstrates how Venezuela has become an important protagonist in forging greater unity in the region. While internationally Chávez was often portrayed by the Western media as an eccentric politician, who sought to make alliances with regimes that were hostile to Washington, the reality was often more complex. Taking its problems and setbacks into consideration, this book contends that Caracas has implemented rational policies in the area of international affairs in an attempt to break away from U.S. hegemony and create a multipolar world in which Latin America occupies a prominent and independent space. Starting with an examination of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA), this book notes why the alliance today encompasses some 20 countries. As with ALBA, Venezuela's oil diplomacy (Petrocaribe) successes as well as some of its weaknesses in the Caribbean and Central America also need to be taken account. Focusing mainly on Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), this book also argues that the bloc has become a crucial player in discussing regional conflicts, often out manoeuvring and even challenging the U.S.-led Organization of American States (OAS). Rodrigo Acuña concludes with reflections of Venezuela's foreign policy since the death of Chávez. Focusing on some of president's Nicolás Maduro's domestic problems, he argues that Venezuela's role in the region should not be overlooked in the post-Chávez era as this South American country still has numerous resources and allies throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. These tools still give Venezuela the ability to shape the region away from U.S. hegemony despite continuing domestic political issues. The Bolivarian Revolution, Regional Integration and Development reminds its readers that when studied critically, Venezuela's influence in shaping Latin America and the Caribbean is far greater than it is often given credit for, despite the fact that there are real limitations as to what a Third World state can achieve.

Venezuelan Politics In The Ch Vez Era

Author : Steve Ellner
ISBN : 1588262979
Genre : Political Science
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The radical alteration of the political landscape in Venezuela following the electoral triumph of the controversial Hugo Chavez calls for a fresh look at the country s institutions and policies. In response, this title offers a revisionist view of Venezuela's recent political history and a fresh appraisal of the Chavez administration.
Category: Political Science

Democracy Revolution And Geopolitics In Latin America

Author : Luis Fernando Angosto-Ferrández
ISBN : 9781134503117
Genre : Political Science
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Hugo Chávez won re-election in the 2012 Venezuelan presidential election, despite a closer margin between candidates than in previous elections. The results were puzzling for those who believed that Chávez’s government had long ago reached its limits, while Chávez’s supporters were struck by the growth of the opposition vote. Thus understanding the Venezuelan election of 2012 has proved to be challenging, with various recent studies focused upon it. Luis F. Angosto Ferrández’s book advances two ideas not previously discussed: the relationship between electoral behavior in Venezuela and contemporary Latin American geopolitics, and the way that relationship is projected through the candidates’ appeal to narratives that situate Venezuela at the core of a heroic Latin American tradition and of a new regional process of integration. This edited volume first contextualizes and explains the results of the last re-election of Hugo Chávez in terms of its geopolitical conditionings and implications. Contributors tackle Latin American geopolitics by analyzing Venezuelan foreign policy and the country's role in continental projects of supra-national integration. Contributors also examine electoral strategy and tactics in order to show how the two main candidates built their campaign on emotional grounds as much on rational ones. This will be connected to the investigation of new narratives of national identification in contemporary Venezuela and how they may have practical implications in the design of policies addressing issues such as indigenous rights, community media and national security. Compiling state-of-the-art research on Latin American and Venezuelan politics, this book will appeal to academics and professionals who specialize in Latin American studies, international relations, democracy, and indigenous peoples.
Category: Political Science


Author : Chesa Boudin
ISBN : 1416559841
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Gringo charts two journeys, both of which began a decade ago. The first is the sweeping transformation of Latin American politics that started with Hugo Chávez's inauguration as president of Venezuela in 1999. In that same year, an eighteen-year-old Chesa Boudin leaves his middle-class Chicago life -- which is punctuated by prison visits to his parents, who were incarcerated when he was fourteen months old for their role in a politically motivated bank truck robbery -- and arrives in Guatemala. He finds a world where disparities of wealth are even more pronounced and where social change is not confined to classroom or dinner-table conversations, but instead takes place in the streets. While a new generation of progress-ive Latin American leaders rises to power, Boudin crisscrosses twenty-seven countries throughout the Americas. He witnesses the economic crisis in Buenos Aires; works inside Chávez's Miraflores palace in Caracas; watches protestors battling police on September 11, 2001, in Santiago; descends into ancient silver mines in Potosí; and travels steerage on a riverboat along the length of the Amazon. He rarely takes a plane when a fifteen-hour bus ride in the company of unfettered chickens is available. Including incisive analysis, brilliant reportage, and deep humanity, Boudin's account of this historic period is revelatory. It weaves together the voices of Latin Americans, some rich, most poor, and the endeavors of a young traveler to understand the world around him while coming to terms with his own complicated past. The result is a marvelous mixture of coming-of-age memoir and travelogue.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Venezuela Before Ch Vez

Author : Ricardo Hausmann
ISBN : 9780271064642
Genre : Business & Economics
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At the beginning of the twentieth century, Venezuela had one of the poorest economies in Latin America, but by 1970 it had become the richest country in the region and one of the twenty richest countries in the world, ahead of countries such as Greece, Israel, and Spain. Between 1978 and 2001, however, Venezuela’s economy went sharply in reverse, with non-oil GDP declining by almost 19 percent and oil GDP by an astonishing 65 percent. What accounts for this drastic turnabout? The editors of Venezuela Before Chávez, who each played a policymaking role in the country’s economy during the past two decades, have brought together a group of economists and political scientists to examine systematically the impact of a wide range of factors affecting the economy’s collapse, from the cost of labor regulation and the development of financial markets to the weakening of democratic governance and the politics of decisions about industrial policy. Aside from the editors, the contributors are Omar Bello, Adriana Bermúdez, Matías Braun, Javier Corrales, Jonathan Di John, Rafael Di Tella, Javier Donna, Samuel Freije, Dan Levy, Robert MacCulloch, Osmel Manzano, Francisco Monaldi, María Antonia Moreno, Daniel Ortega, Michael Penfold, José Pineda, Lant Pritchett, Cameron A. Shelton, and Dean Yang.
Category: Business & Economics

Changing Course In Latin America

Author : Kenneth M. Roberts
ISBN : 9780521856874
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This book explores the impact of economic crises and free-market reforms on party systems and political representation in contemporary Latin America. It explains why some patterns of market reform align and stabilize party systems, whereas other patterns of reform leave party systems vulnerable to widespread social protest and electoral instability. In contrast to other works on the topic, this book accounts for both the institutionalization and the breakdown of party systems, and it explains why Latin America turned to the Left politically in the aftermath of the market-reform process. Ultimately, it explains why this "left turn" was more radical in some countries than others and why it had such varied effects on national party systems.