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R mulo Betancourt and the Transformation of Venezuela

Author : Robert Jackson Alexander
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The Process of Political Domination in Ecuador

Author : Agustín Cueva
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Rafael Simon Urbina s Accusation of His Being a Pederast Pursues R mulo Betancourt

Author : Anti-Communist Liberation Movement of Venezuela
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Crafting Civilian Control of the Military in Venezuela

Author : Harold A. Trinkunas
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Unlike most other emerging South American democracies, Venezuela has not succumbed to a successful military coup d'etat during four decades of democratic rule. What drives armed forces to follow the orders of elected leaders? And how do emerging democracies gain that control over their military establishments? Harold Trinkunas answers these questions in an examination of Venezuela's transition to democracy following military rule and its attempts to institutionalize civilian control of the military over the past sixty years, a period that included three regime changes. Trinkunas first focuses on the strategic choices democratizers make about the military and how these affect the internal civil-military balance of power in a new regime. He then analyzes a regime's capacity to institutionalize civilian control, looking specifically at Venezuela's failures and successes in this arena during three periods of intense change: the October revolution (1945-48), the Pact of Punto Fijo period (1958-98), and the Fifth Republic under President Hugo Chavez (1998 to the present). Placing Venezuela in comparative perspective with Argentina, Chile, and Spain, Trinkunas identifies the bureaucratic mechanisms democracies need in order to sustain civilian authority over the armed forces.

Empire and Revolution

Author : Peter L. Hahn
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The ten essays in this volume represent state-of-the-art surveys of ten singular episodes in U.S. interaction with the Third World since 1945. Each author seeks to present a unique approach to a specific topic within U.S. -- Third World relations. The essays cover the globe and include studies of the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. They make use of a variety of source material and employ a wide range of analytical devices, such as the national security paradigm, the idea of economic development, and culture. The essays present a multihued portrait of the different ways policy makers in the United States dealt with Third World problems. The essays make clear the multitude of considerations that affected policy making; the many different actors, both official and nonofficial, who came to influence the policy-making process; and the possibilities for future research into U.S. relations with the nations of the Third World. They are designed not only to present the current state of the literature but also to suggest some avenues for future research.

Venezuela s Voice for Democracy

Author : Robert Jackson Alexander
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This work presents 35 years of letters and interviews between the author and Romulo Betancourt, the Venezuelan political leader and two-time president of his country. Beginning with the men's first meeting in 1948, the materials span Betancourt's later career, including two of his periods of exile and his time as Constitutional President. Much of the material centers on events and issues contemporary to the time, but later correspondence and conversations also address Betancourt's early career and provide an overview of the events and ideas that helped shaped Venezuela's politics and government.

Cuba on the Brink

Author : James G. Blight
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Describes the events leading to the missile crisis, analyzes American actions, and shares the opposing viewpoints of American and Russian experts.


Author : Lawrence Boudon
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Beginning with volume 41 (1979), the University of Texas Press became the publisher of the Handbook of Latin American Studies, the most comprehensive annual bibliography in the field. Compiled by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress and annotated by a corps of more than 130 specialists in various disciplines, the Handbook alternates from year to year between social sciences and humanities. The Handbook annotates works on Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the Guianas, Spanish South America, and Brazil, as well as materials covering Latin America as a whole. Most of the subsections are preceded by introductory essays that serve as biannual evaluations of the literature and research under way in specialized areas. The Handbook of Latin American Studies is the oldest continuing reference work in the field. Lawrence Boudon became the editor in 2000. The subject categories for Volume 58 are as follows: Electronic Resources for the Humanities Art History (including ethnohistory) Literature (including translations from the Spanish and Portuguese) Philosophy: Latin American Thought Music

Historical Dictionary of Venezuela

Author : Tomás Straka
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This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Venezuela contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Venezuela Up to date

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