By Herbert S. Klein,Francisco Vidal Luna

An insightful learn of the political, fiscal, and social alterations Brazil skilled throughout the twenty-year rule of its chilly struggle army regime.

Cuba’s revolution in 1959 fueled robust anti-Communist fears within the usa. for this reason, within the years that undefined, governments all through significant and South the USA have been toppled in U.S.-backed army coups, and via 1977 simply 3 democratically elected leaders remained in all of Latin the USA. This perceptive research, coauthored by means of a respected historian and a in demand economist, examines how the army rulers of Brazil profoundly altered the nation’s financial system, politics, and society in the course of their 20 years in strength, and it explores the lasting impression of those alterations after democracy used to be restored. evaluating and contrasting the background, courses, tools, and pursuits of Brazil’s chilly War–era authoritarian govt with the army regimes of Peru, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, and Uruguay, authors Herbert Klein and Francisco Vidal Luna supply a desirable, targeted research of the Brazilian adventure from 1964 to 1985, one of many darkest, so much tricky classes in Latin American history.

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