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From Development to Dictatorship: Bolivia and the Alliance for Progress in the Kennedy Era

Thomas C. Jr. Field

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452604
eISBN:
9780801470455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452604.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

During the most idealistic years of John F. Kennedy's Alliance for Progress development program, Bolivia was the highest per capita recipient of U.S. foreign aid in Latin America. Nonetheless, ... More


The “Third World War”: U.S.-Argentine Relations, 1960–1976

William Michael Schmidli

in The Fate of Freedom Elsewhere: Human Rights and U.S. Cold War Policy toward Argentina

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451966
eISBN:
9780801469626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451966.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter looks at the U.S.-Argentine relations in 1960–1976. In the early 1960s, Argentine military leaders looked to the French, rather than the Americans, for military assistance and training. ... More


Modernization’s Heavy Hand: The Triangular Plan for Bolivia

Thomas C. Field

in From Development to Dictatorship: Bolivia and the Alliance for Progress in the Kennedy Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452604
eISBN:
9780801470455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452604.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses President John F. Kennedy's initial encounter with revolutionary Bolivia in 1961. Given that the Soviet Union had offered to provide Bolivia with a long-coveted tin smelter, as ... More


Development as Anticommunism: The Targeting of Bolivian Labor

Thomas C. Field

in From Development to Dictatorship: Bolivia and the Alliance for Progress in the Kennedy Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452604
eISBN:
9780801470455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452604.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter follows the Alliance for Progress program in Bolivia through its first two years, as perennial political crises drove an increasingly authoritarian approach to economic development. In ... More


“Bitter Medicine”: Military Civic Action and the Battle of Irupata

Thomas C. Field

in From Development to Dictatorship: Bolivia and the Alliance for Progress in the Kennedy Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452604
eISBN:
9780801470455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452604.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter demonstrates the dual process by which President John F. Kennedy's Alliance for Progress improved President Víctor Paz's efforts to maintain Bolivia's noncommunist orientation. First, ... More


Revolutionary Bolivia Puts On a Uniform: The 1964 Bolivian Coup d’État

Thomas C. Field

in From Development to Dictatorship: Bolivia and the Alliance for Progress in the Kennedy Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452604
eISBN:
9780801470455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452604.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter describes the Bolivian coup d'etat in 1964. With unwavering backing from the liberal Alliance for Progress, President Víctor Paz proceeded to create a development-oriented authoritarian ... More


The Illustrated and Progressive Spirit of the Granadinos: Envisioning Economic Progress

Nancy P. Appelbaum

in Mapping the Country of Regions: The Chorographic Commission of Nineteenth-Century Colombia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627441
eISBN:
9781469627465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627441.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The fifth chapter examines the commission’s optimistic yet ambivalent portrayal—in illustrations, maps, and texts—of New Granada’s struggling mid-century economy, including its natural resources, ... More


Negotiating Paradise: U.S. Tourism and Empire in Twentieth-Century Latin America

Dennis Merrill

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832882
eISBN:
9781469605531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898635_merrill
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Accounts of US empire building in Latin America typically portray politically and economically powerful North Americans descending on their southerly neighbors to engage in lopsided negotiations. ... More


A Cold War Mirage: Puerto Rico in the 1960s and 1970s

Dennis Merrill

in Negotiating Paradise: U.S. Tourism and Empire in Twentieth-Century Latin America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832882
eISBN:
9781469605531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898635_merrill.10
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter charts Puerto Rico's rising stock as a reformist Cold War oasis. Starting in the late 1950s and continuing through the 1970s, Soviet–American tensions and the Cold War slowly eased, and ... More


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