Brian Loveman's Addicted to Failure: U.S. Security Policy in Latin America PDF

By Brian Loveman

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This perceptive booklet seriously explores why the U.S. maintains to pursue failed guidelines in Latin the USA. What parts of the U.S. and Latin American political structures have allowed the chilly battle, the battle on medications, and the struggle on terror to be conflated? Why do U.S. policies—ostensibly designed to advertise the rule of thumb of legislation, human rights, and democracy—instead give a contribution to common corruption, erosion of presidency authority, human rights violations, and lengthening destabilization? Why have the battle on medicines and the warfare on terror neither decreased narcotics trafficking nor elevated citizen defense in Latin the US? Why do Latin American governments, the eu Union, and U.S. policymakers usually paintings at cross-purposes after they all declare to be devoted to "democratization" and "development" within the region?

Leading students resolution those questions through detailing the character of U.S. monetary and protection options in Latin the USA and the Andean sector on account that 1990. They examine the affects and responses to those techniques by way of policymakers, political leaders, and social pursuits during the area, explaining how courses usually generate or exacerbate the very difficulties they have been meant to unravel. Reviewing respectable coverage and its defenders and critics alike, this fundamental booklet specializes in the explanations for the failure of U.S. rules and their disastrous value for Latin the United States and the U.S. alike.

Contributions by: Adrián Bonilla, Pilar Gaitán, Monica Herz, Kenneth Lehman, Brian Loveman, Enrique Obando, Orlando J. Pérez, Eduardo Pizarro, Philipp Schönrock-Martínez, and Juan Gabriel Tokatlian

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