Download E-books When States Kill: Latin America, the U.S., and Technologies of Terror PDF

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.

Show description

Read Online or Download When States Kill: Latin America, the U.S., and Technologies of Terror PDF

Similar Central America books

The Soul of Development: Biblical Christianity and Economic Transformation in Guatemala (Religion in America)

Ever considering that Max Weber all started a controversy concerning the function of Protestantism in jump-starting northern Europe's monetary improvement, students have clashed over the impact of faith and tradition on a society's (or an individual's) monetary clients. this day, many wonder if the "explosion" of Protestantism in Latin the US will impression an analogous wave of progress and democratization.

Media, Memory, and Human Rights in Chile

Sorensen investigates the way within which Chilean media and public tradition speak about human rights violations devoted in the course of the dictatorship of basic Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990) in addition to human rights difficulties which nonetheless exist.

Fear as a Way of Life

Among the overdue Seventies and the mid-1980s, the folk of Guatemala have been subjected to a state-sponsored crusade of political violence and repression designed not to purely defeat a left-wing, innovative insurgency but in addition spoil Mayan groups and tradition. The Mayan Indians within the western highlands have been categorised by way of the govt as innovative sympathizers, and plenty of Mayan girls misplaced husbands, sons, and different relatives who have been brutally murdered or who easily "disappeared.

To Export Progress: The Golden Age of University Assistance in the Americas (Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies)

"An immensely useful and specified research of international, quite often American, information to Latin American greater schooling, To Export growth presents an knowing of the 'what' and the 'why' of international reduction to a key area. This publication could be a vintage in its box. " —Philip G. Altbach, Monan Professor of upper schooling, Boston College"Professor Daniel C.

Additional info for When States Kill: Latin America, the U.S., and Technologies of Terror

Show sample text content

Rated 5.00 of 5 – based on 22 votes