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The United States and Peru

Cooperation -- At A Cost, 1st Edition

By Cynthia McClintock, Fabian Vallas


222 pages

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The early 1990s marked a critical turning point in the relationship between the United States and Peru. Prior to the election of Albert Fujimori in 1990, the relationship between governments had been contentious. Fujimori, however, sought to work together with the United States regarding issues such as security threats, free-market reform and narcotics control. Yet even with this new spirit of cooperation, the two governments still clashed over international standards of democracy and human rights at a time when most Latin American countries were much more democratic.

This work traces the relationship between the two countries from 1990-2000, examining political and military issues, including drug trafficking, guerrillas, human rights violations and the US role in the 1995 war between Peru and Ecuador.


"For anyone writing about contemporary Peru or U.S. Latin American relations, this book provides an excellent overview of everything you need to know in this area. It will become a standard reference on the subject." -- Catherine Conaghan, Queen's University

Table of Contents

General Preface 1. Introduction 2. U.S-Peruvian Relations Prior to 1990 3. Bilateral Policy-Making During the 1990s: Trends and Actors 4. The Bilateral Agenda from the 1980s to 2000: National Security 5. The Bilateral Agenda from the 1980s to 2000: Free-Market Reform 6. The Bilateral Agenda from the 1980s to 2000: Narcotics Control 7. The Bilateral Agenda from the 1980s to July 2000: Democracy and Human Rights 8. Conclusion Postscript

About the Authors

Cynthia McClintock is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University and is a past president of the Latin American Studies Association. Fabian Vallas is Professor at the Universidad de San Ignacio de Loyola in Peru.

About the Series

Contemporary Inter-American Relations

Series Editor: Jorge I. Domínguez, Harvard University, USA and Rafael Fernández de Castro, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

This series provides an overview of current U.S.-Latin American bilateral relations, covering political, economic, and security topics, as well as discussion of drug trafficking and international migration. The impact of democratization, increased economic openness, and the changed security environment after the Cold War in the region are explored in each volume, all the while engaging with each country’s particular history, resource endowment, institutional features, and leadership characteristics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy