Addicted to Failure: U.S. Security Policy in Latin America by Brian Loveman

By Brian Loveman

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This perceptive publication significantly explores why the us keeps to pursue failed rules in Latin the USA. What parts of the U.S. and Latin American political platforms have allowed the chilly battle, the conflict on medicinal drugs, and the battle 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 frequent corruption, erosion of presidency authority, human rights violations, and lengthening destabilization? Why have the warfare on medicines and the struggle on terror neither diminished narcotics trafficking nor elevated citizen protection in Latin the United States? 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 by means of detailing the character of U.S. monetary and protection thoughts in Latin the US and the Andean zone in view that 1990. They examine the affects and responses to those concepts by means of policymakers, political leaders, and social hobbies during the area, explaining how courses usually generate or exacerbate the very difficulties they have been meant to resolve. Reviewing authentic coverage and its defenders and critics alike, this vital publication specializes in the explanations for the failure of U.S. guidelines and their disastrous value for Latin the USA and the USA 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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