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Book:When states kill : Latin America, the U.S., and technologies of terror / edited by Cecilia Menjívar and Néstor Rodríguez.:2005.:1st ed. Book When states kill : Latin America, the U.S., and technologies of terror / edited by Cecilia Menjívar and Néstor Rodríguez.
When states kill : Latin America, the U.S., and technologies of terror / edited by Cecilia Menjívar and Néstor Rodríguez.
Associated Name: Menjívar, Cecilia.
Associated Name: Rodriguez, Néstor.
Publication year: 2005.
Language: English
Call Number HV6433.L3 W32 2005
Media class: Book
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292706790
Extent: x, 374 p. ; 23 cm.
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Since the early twentieth century, technological transfers from the United States to Latin American countries have involved technologies of violence for social control. As the chapters in this book illustrate, these technological transfers have taken various forms, including the training of Latin American military personnel in surveillance and torture and the provision of political and logistic support for campaigns of state terror. The human cost for Latin America has been enormous--thousands of Latin Americans have been murdered, disappeared, or tortured, and whole communities have been terrorized into silence. Organized by region, the essays in this book address the topic of state-sponsored terrorism in a variety of ways. Most take the perspective that state-directed political violence is a modern development of a regional political structure in which U.S. political interests weigh heavily. Others acknowledge that Latin American states enthusiastically received U.S. support for their campaigns of terror. A few see local culture and history as key factors in the implementation of state campaigns of political violence. Together, all the essays exemplify how technologies of terror have been transferred among various Latin American countries, with particular attention to the role that the United States, as a "strong" state, has played in such transfers.
State terror in the U.S.-Latin America interstate regime / Cecilia Menjívar , Néstor Rodríguez -- Operation Condor as a hemispheric "counterterror" organization / J. Patrice McSherry -- "The blood of the people" : the Guardia Nacional's fifty-year war against the people of Nicaragua, 1927-1979 / Richard Grossman -- The culture and politics of state terror and repression in El Salvador / Aldo A. Lauria-Santiago -- Caught in the crossfire : militarization, paramilitarization, and state violence in Oaxaca, Mexico / Kristin Norget -- Bloody deeds/hechos sangrientos : reading Guatemala's record of political violence in cadaver reports / M. Gabriela Torres -- U.S. militarization of Honduras in the 1980s and the creation of the CIA-backed death squads / Joan Kruckewitt -- "No hay rosas sin espinas" : statecraft in Costa Rica / Annemarie Oliverio, Pat Lauderdale -- The Colombian nightmare : human rights abuses and the contradictory efforts of U.S. foreign policy / John C. Dugas -- The path of state terror in Peru / Abderrahman Beggar -- Turning on their masters : state terrorism and unlearning democracy in Uruguay / Jeffrey J. Ryan -- New responses to state terror / Cecilia Menjívar , Néstor Rodríguez.

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