U.S. Offensive in Latin America: Coups, Retreats, and Radicalization

Authors

  • James Petras

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-054-01-2002-05_2

Keywords:

Imperialism

Abstract

The worldwide U.S.military-political offensiveis manifest in multiple contexts in Latin America. The U.S. offensive aims to prop up decaying client regimes, destabilize independent regimes, pressure the center-left to move to the right, and destroy or isolate the burgeoning popular movements challenging the U.S. empire and its clients. We will discuss the particular forms of the U.S. offensive in each country, and then explore the specific and general reasons for the offensive in contemporary Latin America. In the concluding section we will discuss the political alternatives in the context of the U.S. offensive

Published

2002-05-02

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