Since the early 20th century, technological transfers from the USA to Latin American international locations have concerned applied sciences of violence for social keep watch over. because the chapters during this ebook illustrate, those technological transfers have taken a number of varieties, together with the educational of Latin American army team of workers in surveillance and torture and the availability of political and logistic aid for campaigns of country terror. The human price for Latin the US has been enormous—thousands of Latin american citizens were murdered, disappeared, or tortured, and full groups were terrorized into silence.
Organized by means of zone, the essays during this booklet handle the subject of state-sponsored terrorism in various methods. so much take the point of view that state-directed political violence is a latest improvement of a nearby political constitution within which U.S. political pursuits weigh seriously. Others recognize that Latin American states enthusiastically bought U.S. help for his or her campaigns of terror. a couple of see neighborhood tradition and historical past as key components within the implementation of kingdom campaigns of political violence. jointly, the entire essays exemplify how applied sciences of terror were transferred between a number of Latin American nations, with specific awareness to the position that the us, as a "strong" nation, has performed in such transfers.
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