By Herbert S. Klein,Francisco Vidal Luna
Cuba’s revolution in 1959 fueled robust anti-Communist fears within the usa. consequently, within the years that undefined, governments all through vital and South the United States have been toppled in U.S.-backed army coups, and by way of 1977 merely 3 democratically elected leaders remained in all of Latin the United States. This perceptive learn, coauthored through a respected historian and a admired economist, examines how the army rulers of Brazil profoundly altered the nation’s economic system, politics, and society in the course of their twenty years in energy, and it explores the lasting impression of those alterations after democracy was once restored. evaluating and contrasting the background, courses, equipment, and pursuits of Brazil’s chilly War–era authoritarian govt with the army regimes of Peru, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, and Uruguay, authors Herbert Klein and Francisco Vidal Luna provide a desirable, distinct research of the Brazilian adventure from 1964 to 1985, one of many darkest, such a lot tough sessions in Latin American history.
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