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Latin America through Soviet Eyes : The Evolution of Soviet Perceptions during the Brezhnev Era 1964-1982 - Ilya Prizel

Latin America through Soviet Eyes

The Evolution of Soviet Perceptions during the Brezhnev Era 1964-1982

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Published: 27th April 1990
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Latin America through Soviet eyes provides an original and comprehensive assessment of changing Soviet perceptions of politics in Latin America during the Brezhnev years. Dr Prizel surveys the views of Soviet academics and journalists as well as of politicians on three main areas. He explores the changing Soviet perceptions of Latin America's domestic politics including the Church, the military and national liberation movements; he examines the role of Latin America in global politics and the way in which the USA has influenced regional events, and he discusses the emerging Soviet-Latin American relationship. Case studies of Mexico, Chile, Brazil and Argentina provide a framework for understanding changing Soviet perceptions in the context of the domestic dynamics of specific individual countries. This book is based on a wealth of Russian, Spanish and English language sources. Soviet academic journals, newspapers, communist party journals and the numerous books published by the Institute of Latin America of the Academy of Sciences in the USSR provide the Soviet view of Latin America and this is examined against a background of regional perceptions expressed in Spanish-American material. Latin America through Soviet eyes is of considerable topical interest given the involvement of the Soviet Union in Latin America and the Third World more generally. It will prove essential reading for students and specialists of Soviet foreign policy and international politics with special reference to Latin America, North-South and superpower relationships and competition.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Soviet Perceptions of Latin America+s Global Role: Introduction
Soviet perceptions of US-Latin American relations
Latin America+s role in the capitalist division of labor
Latin America+s role in the Third World
Soviet views on Latin America+s regional integration
Soviet conclusions regarding Latin America+s ability to conduct an independent foreign policy
Soviet Perceptions of Latin American Social Structures: Introduction
The Latin American church
The Latin American armed forces
Latin American labor unions
Bourgeois political parties
Wars of national liberation or peaceful transformation?
Soviet-Latin American Relations During the Brezhnev Era: Introduction
Case study: Mexico
Case study: Chile
Case study: Brazil and Argentina
Conclusion: The Emerging Soviet Perception of Latin America and the Future of Soviet Policy Toward the Hemisphere
Conclusions
Epilogue - Latin America: the Long March
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521373036
ISBN-10: 0521373034
Series: Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 27th April 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.57