Repression And Resistance: The Struggle For Democracy In Central America

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Repression And Resistance: The Struggle For Democracy In Central America

By Edelberto Torres Rivas
Westview Press, 1989
165 pp. $28.95
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Central America's best-known social scientist examines the region's crises of the 1980s in the light of the area's history, economic profile, class structure and international influences. A useful corrective to the many works that seem to assume Central America's struggles began only recently and are mainly due to Soviet, Cuban or U.S. intervention, this book explores the long-term causes and consequences of Central America's civil wars and puts forth a cautiously optimistic vision of indigenously generated democracy emerging from the region's travail.

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