Allende's Chile and the Inter-American Cold War (New Cold by Tanya Harmer

By Tanya Harmer

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

Tanya Harmer argues that this conflict was once a part of a dynamic inter-American chilly warfare fight to figure out Latin America's destiny, formed extra through 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 files from data in North the USA, Europe, and South America--including Chile's international Ministry Archive--Harmer offers the main accomplished account so far of Cuban involvement in Latin the USA within the early Nineteen Seventies, Chilean overseas kinfolk in the course of Allende's presidency, Brazil's aid for counterrevolution within the Southern Cone, and the Nixon administration's Latin American regulations. The chilly warfare within the Americas, Harmer finds, is better understood as a multidimensional fight, related to peoples and ideas from around the hemisphere.

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