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A New Struggle for Independence in Modern Latin America

Edited By

Pablo A. Baisotti

ISBN 9780367487485
Published September 30, 2021 by Routledge
382 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume explores several notable themes related to foreign affairs in Latin America and the reconfiguration of the power of the different states in the region. It offers insightful historical perspectives for understanding national, regional and global issues from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day, from analysis of the traditional "hegemony" of the United States over Latin America through its military, and political influence due to the presence of the European Union, Russia, and China. These views cannot be reduced to a simplistic vision of the dominant and subordinate; rather, they attempt to seek lines of continuity by highlighting traditional interpretations of new scenarios such as regional trading and security blocs. The volume refuses to impose a traditional and uncritical linear historical narrative onto the reader but instead proposes an alternative interpretation of the past and its relation to the present. Finally, the growing importance of international mechanisms in enabling the success of certain Latin American regimes is also highlighted, in particular the influence of regional diffusion through international organizations or other networks.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Latin American International Relations

Pablo A. Baisotti

1. The United Kingdom, the United States and China as Competitors for Hegemony in Argentina, 1860–2020

Carlos Escudé

2. Russian Foreign Policy Towards Argentina: More Than a Hundred Years of History

Galina Vasilievna Bestolkova

3. The Comintern, Soviet Diplomacy, and Latin America (1919–1941)

Victor Jeifets and Lazar Jeifets

4. Brazil and Argentina in the Context of the Two World Wars: Latin American Regional Geopolitics and the Paradox of Insertion Through Isolation (1914–1945)

Günther Richter Mros

5. Latin American Diplomacy: The Years Around the Bretton Woods Conference, 1944

Roberto Durán S.

6. Latin America and the Great Cold War Strategy

Alejandro Cardozo Uzcátegui and Luis Ricardo Dávila

7. "Fuera el imperialismo yanqui de América Latina. Viva la Revolución Cubana": Uruguayan Anti-Imperialist Students and Eisenhower's Visit in 1960

Roberto García Ferreira

8. Between Love and Hate: Latin America versus Spain

Rafael Martín Rodríguez

9. A Century of Conflicts Between Cuba and the United States of America

András Lénárt

10. "Dreams of Revolution": The Regional Impact of the Bolivarian Wave

Ángel Dámaso Luis-León

11. Border Politics in UNASUR: Lessons from the Triple Andean Frontier

Loreto Correa and Simón Yantani

12. The Dilemmas of the South American Integration Project

Fabio Sánchez and Camilo González

13. Latin America vs. the U.S. Trump Administration: Crisis and Subordination (2017–2021)

Gerardo Caetano

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Pablo A. Baisotti is currently a research assistant at the Department of Latin American Studies (ELA) at the University of Brasilia.