The Latin Americans: Their Love-Hate Relationship With the United States

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The Latin Americans: Their Love-Hate Relationship With the United States

By Carlos Rangel
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977
301 pp. $11.95
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In a striking work of demythologization, the Venezulean author and former diplomat exonerates the U.S. from responsibility for the failures of Latin America. He identifies the real causes as indigenous: differing historical traditions, social structures, religious ethics, and the distortions associated with the Latin American myth of the hero.