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By Brian Loveman

Protecting "la patria," or "homeland," is the historic undertaking claimed through Latin American militia. For los angeles Patria is a accomplished narrative heritage of the military's political position in Latin the US in nationwide safety and security.

Latin American civil-military kinfolk and the function of the defense force in politics, like these of all glossy geographical regions, are framed through constitutional and felony norms specifying the formal relationships among the defense force and the remainder of society. essentially, also they are the results of expectancies, attitudes, values, and practices developed over centuries-integral points of nationwide political cultures. army associations in every one Latin American kingdom have resulted from that country's personal mixture of neighborhood and imported affects, constructing a particular trend of civil-military family as defender of the place of origin and guarantor of protection and order.

Written via Latin American professional Brian Loveman, For los angeles Patria contains tables, maps, pictures, and a thesaurus that might help the coed in higher realizing the military's intervention in politics in Latin the USA. This new textual content will supply scholars an intensive and available historical past of Latin American militia and their activities in Latin American politics from colonial instances to the present.

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