The USSR And Latin America: A Developing Relationship

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The USSR And Latin America: A Developing Relationship

Edited by Eusebio Mujal-Leon
Unwin Hyman, 1989
408 pp. $39.95
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Latin Americanists and Sovietologists, Latin American and North American, have collaborated in this well-edited collection, seeking evolving patterns in Soviet behavior in the western hemisphere that may presage future trends in the relationship. The Soviet Union's presence in Latin America has grown steadily but slowly during the past thirty years, taking advantage of anti-U.S. movements and impulses from Latin America but usually without directly confronting the United States. The editor and several of the contributors suggest that Soviet activities in Latin America are likely to continue to grow in the 1990s, although it may be asked whether the significant changes in priorities implied by perestroika could actually diminish the Soviet interest in developing countries in general and Latin America in particular.

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