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Series on Latin American Studies 3

The United States and Latin America

The New Agenda

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$24.95 • £19.95 • €22.50

ISBN 9780674925960

Publication Date: 09/30/1999


371 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

53 tables, 4 line illustrations

David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies > Series on Latin American Studies


In some of the best essays, [the book’s contributors] provide detailed analyses of the ways in which the counter-narcotics drive of the US generated resentment and undermines nascent democratic institutions in Mexico, Colombia and Bolivia. Elizabeth Joyce’s superbly nuanced account of the US drug policy helps us to understand the inconsistencies and apparent irrationality of the annual ’certification’ process, in which the US unilaterally grades countries on their cooperation with the drug war and imposes sanctions on those who fail the test.—George Vickers, Times Literary Supplement

An interesting and provocative discussion of the U.S.-Latin American relations from a largely European perspective. This fine collection of essays brings together senior American scholars, such as John Coatsworth and Jorge Domínguez, with British and Latin American experts. The book’s strength lies in its strong contextual approach, underscoring the historical continuities in U.S. behavior toward Latin America.—Kenneth Maxwell, Foreign Affairs

Without exception, the articles are of high quality and should be of interest to a wide variety of scholars interested in Latin America.—J. S. Robey, Choice

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