Soviet involvement in Latin America has been defined by U.S. policymakers as disruptive of the regional political and security order, and U.S. policy has been formulated to prevent the escalation of Soviet presence in the region. In this volume, Latin American scholars provide case studies of the economic, political, and military influence of the S
Table of Contents
Introduction -- A Regional Outlook -- Soviet–Latin American Relations Under the U.S. Regional Hegemony -- Soviet Academic Views on the Caribbean and Central America -- Soviets and Insurgents in Latin America: A Third World View -- Case Studies -- Soviet Military Assistance to Cuba and Nicaragua, 1980–1984 -- Cuban-Soviet Relations in the New International Setting -- Relations Between Nicaragua and the Socialist Countries -- From Hostility to Partnership: The New Character of Argentine-Soviet Relations -- Mexican-Soviet Relations -- Relations Between Peru and the Socialist Countries -- Brazil and the Soviet Union: A Low-Profile Relationship -- Diplomatic, Economic, and Cultural Linkages Between Costa Rica and the Soviet Union
Augusto Varas is a political sociologist and international relations analyst at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales in Santiago, Chile. He is the author of Militarization and the International Arms Race in Latin America (Westview, 1985).