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What the World Cup means for Latin America

Burton, Guy (2010) What the World Cup means for Latin America. International Affairs at LSE (09 Jun 2010). Website.

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For much of the past century Latin America has been characterised as Washington’s ‘backyard’. Economically and militarily, the region’s states have never been in a position to compete with the United States while the Cold War provided the backdrop against which governments largely opted for American patronage. The experience of those that opted for a more independent and socially transformative role, such as Cuba and Allende’s Chile, was not a happy one, the former being frozen out and obliged to seek support from Moscow and the latter succumbing to a US-supported coup and repressive military dictatorship.

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Additional Information: © 2010 The Author(s)
Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 10:34
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:27

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