Allende's Chile and the Inter-American Cold War (The New Cold War History)

Allende's Chile and the Inter-American Cold War (The New Cold War History)

Tanya Harmer


Fidel Castro defined Salvador Allende's democratic election as president of Chile in 1970 because the most vital progressive triumph in Latin the United States after the Cuban revolution. but celebrations have been brief lived. In Washington, the Nixon management vowed to wreck Allende's left-wing govt whereas Chilean competition forces mobilized opposed to him. the end result used to be a conflict for Chile that resulted in 1973 with a right-wing army coup and a brutal dictatorship lasting approximately 20 years.

Tanya Harmer argues that this conflict used to be a part of a dynamic inter-American chilly warfare fight to figure out Latin America's destiny, formed extra by means of the competition among Cuba, Chile, the U.S., and Brazil than via a clash among Moscow and Washington. Drawing on firsthand interviews and lately declassified records from documents in North the US, Europe, and South America--including Chile's overseas Ministry Archive--Harmer offers the main accomplished account up to now of Cuban involvement in Latin the US within the early Seventies, Chilean international kin in the course of Allende's presidency, Brazil's help for counterrevolution within the Southern Cone, and the Nixon administration's Latin American rules. The chilly battle within the Americas, Harmer unearths, is better understood as a multidimensional fight, concerning peoples and concepts from around the hemisphere.

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