This book focuses on the future of Latin American leaders and the relationship of these leaders to the United States. It examines the ways in which the critical interaction between individual leaders and the U.S. policy community affects the substance and direction of hemispheric relations.
Introduction 1. Leaders and Leadership Types in Latin American History 2. Latin American Leadership and U.S. Policy: The Pursuit of Interests 3. Military Leadership in an Era of Democracy 4. The Politics of Civilian Leadership 5. The Changing Face of Revolutionary Leadership 6. Latin American Leaders: Dealing With Drugs 7. Latin American Leaders: Dealing With Debt and Development 8. Latin American Leaders: Dealing With Intervention 9. Evaluating Latin American Leaders: Achieving Success, Avoiding Failure 10. Leaders and the Future of U.S.–Latin American Relations