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Latin American Journey

Latin American Journey

Author: Robert W. Pazmino

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781592440344

Category: Religion

Page: 202

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The U.S. is notoriously ethno- and Eurocentric, often unaware of the rich contributions that are available to it from its own hemisphere. Pazmino addresses that failing and, for people interested in theology and Christian education, explores the wealth of the Latin American experience. From there he poses a model of Christian education influenced by the Latin American viewpoint.

The Motorcycle Diaries

The Motorcycle Diaries

Author: Ernesto Guevara

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007172337

Category: Latin America

Page: 165

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In January 1952, two young men from Buenos Aires set out to explore South America on a 500cc Norton. One of them was the twenty-three-year-old Ernesto 'Che' Guevara.

Latin America Diaries

Latin America Diaries

Author: Ernesto Che Guevara

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781644211007

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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The sequel to The Motorcycle Diaries, this book is Ernesto Che Guevera's journal documenting the young Argentine's second trip through Latin America, revealing the emergence of a committed revolutionary. These letters, poetry, and journalism document young Ernesto Guevara's second Latin American journey following his graduation from medical school in 1953. Together, these writings reveal how the young Argentine is transformed into a militant revolutionary. After traveling through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and Central America, Ernesto witnesses the 1954 US-inspired coup in Guatemala, which has a profound effect on his political awareness. He flees to Mexico where he encounters Fidel Castro, marking the beginning of a political partnership that profoundly changes the world and Che himself. Includes a foreword by Alberto Granado, Che's companion on his first adventures in Latin America on a vintage Norton motorcycle, and features poems written by young Ernesto inspired by his experiences along with facsimiles of pages from his diary.

Latin America Diaries

Latin America Diaries

Author: Ernesto Che Guevara

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781644211014

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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The journal of a young Argentine's second trip through Latin America, revealing the emergence of a committed revolutionary now known as "Che." This sequel to The Motorcycle Diaries includes letters, poetry, and journalism that document young Ernesto Guevara's second Latin American journey following his graduation from medical school in 1953. It reveals how the young Argentine is transformed into a militant revolutionary, ready to commit himself to the guerrilla struggle Fidel Castro and his compañeros are about to launch in Cuba against the dictatorship of General Fulgencio Batista. After traveling through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and Central America, Ernesto witnesses the 1954 US-inspired coup in Guatemala, which has a profound effect on his political awareness. He flees to Mexico where he encounters Fidel Castro, marking the beginning of a political partnership that profoundly changes the world and Che himself. Includes a foreword by Alberto Granado, Che's companion on his first adventures in Latin America on a vintage Norton motorcycle, and features poems written by young Ernesto inspired by his experiences along with facsimiles of pages from his diary.

New Transnationalisms in Contemporary Latin American Cinemas

New Transnationalisms in Contemporary Latin American Cinemas

Author: Dolores Tierney

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474431118

Category: PERFORMING ARTS

Page: 296

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Through a textual analysis of six filmmakers (Alejandro González Iñárritu, Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro, Fernando Meirelles, Walter Salles and Juan José Campanella), this book brings a new perspective to the films of Latin America's transnational auteurs.

Latin America's Radical Left

Latin America's Radical Left

Author: Aldo Marchesi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316835937

Category: History

Page: 280

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This book examines the emergence, development, and demise of a network of organizations of young leftist militants and intellectuals in South America. This new generation, formed primarily by people who in the late 1960s were still under the age of thirty, challenged traditional politics and embraced organized violence and transnational strategies as the only ways of achieving social change in their countries during the Cold War. This lasted for more than a decade, beginning in Uruguay as a result of the rise of authoritarianism in Brazil and Argentina, and expanding with Che Guevara's Bolivia campaign in 1966. These coordination efforts reached their highest point in Buenos Aires from 1973 to 1976, until the military coup d'état in Argentina eliminated the last refuge for these groups. Aldo Marchesi offers the first in-depth, regional and transnational study of the militant left in Latin America during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s.

First-time Latin America

First-time Latin America

Author: Polly Rodger Brown

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 1843530228

Category: Travel

Page: 348

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This is a pre-trip guide for travellers planning their first trip to Latin America. The first section of the book gives individual profiles of all 21 Latin American countries, with a rundown of highlights and possible itineraries. Part two runs through all the information you'll need before your trip and on the road - how to buy plane tickets and get visas; where to stay; how to get around; and how to stay healthy and avoid trouble.

Latin America’s Cold War

Latin America’s Cold War

Author: Hal Brands

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674417298

Category: History

Page: 408

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For Latin America, the Cold War was anything but cold. Nor was it the so-called “long peace” afforded the world’s superpowers by their nuclear standoff. In this book, the first to take an international perspective on the postwar decades in the region, Hal Brands sets out to explain what exactly happened in Latin America during the Cold War, and why it was so traumatic. Tracing the tumultuous course of regional affairs from the late 1940s through the early 1990s, Latin America’s Cold War delves into the myriad crises and turning points of the period—the Cuban revolution and its aftermath; the recurring cycles of insurgency and counter-insurgency; the emergence of currents like the National Security Doctrine, liberation theology, and dependency theory; the rise and demise of a hemispheric diplomatic challenge to U.S. hegemony in the 1970s; the conflagration that engulfed Central America from the Nicaraguan revolution onward; and the democratic and economic reforms of the 1980s. Most important, the book chronicles these events in a way that is both multinational and multilayered, weaving the experiences of a diverse cast of characters into an understanding of how global, regional, and local influences interacted to shape Cold War crises in Latin America. Ultimately, Brands exposes Latin America’s Cold War as not a single conflict, but rather a series of overlapping political, social, geostrategic, and ideological struggles whose repercussions can be felt to this day.

U.S. Presidents and Latin American Interventions

U.S. Presidents and Latin American Interventions

Author: Michael Grow

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002743503

Category: History

Page: 266

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Reveals how Cold War U.S. presidents intervened in Latin America not, as the official argument stated, to protect economic interests or war off perceived national security threats, but rather as a way of responding to questions about strength and credibility both globally and at home.