Rabe further challenges the notion that Henry Kissinger dismissed relations with the southern neighbors. The energetic Kissinger devoted more time and effort to Latin America than any of his predecessorsor successorswho served as the national security adviser or secretary of state during the Cold War era. He waged war against Salvador Allende and successfully destabilized a government in Bolivia. He resolved nettlesome issues with Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, and Venezuela. He launched critical initiatives with Panama and Cuba. Kissinger also bolstered and coddled murderous military dictators who trampled on basic human rights. South American military dictators whom Kissinger favored committed international terrorism in Europe and the Western Hemisphere.
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About the Author
Table of ContentsIntroduction: The Case for Henry Kissinger and Latin America
1. Getting Started: A Year of Study
2. Overthrowing Governments: Chile and Bolivia
3. Kissinger and Friends: Paraguay, Brazil, and Uruguay
4. Mass Murder and International Assassination: Argentina and Chile
5. Kissinger and Central America: Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Panama
6. Diplomatic Solutions: Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, and Venezuela
7. Failed Initiatives: The New Dialogue, Cuba
Conclusion: The Judgment on Henry Kissinger in Latin America
What People are Saying About This
"By incorporating new archival materials, Kissinger and Latin America deepens our understanding of US-Latin American relations during the Nixon and Ford Administrations."
"This wide-ranging book from Stephen G. Rabe reveals Kissinger's centrality to U.S.-Latin American relations during a critical moment in the Western Hemisphere. Rabe convincingly argues that Kissinger was invested in developing and implementing U.S. diplomacy in the region, and he casts new light on the lasting consequences of Kissinger's interventions."
"In Kissinger and Latin America, Stephen G. Rabe proves tough but fair. He pulls no punches against Kissinger's vicious support for dictators. Yet Rabe also appreciates the former Secretary of State's open-mindedness on issues ranging from economics to the Panama Canal."