Latin America

March 2002
Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Air University Library
Maxwell AFB, AL


Latin America--Guerilla Warfare
Latin America--History
Latin America--Human Rights

Latin America--Guerrilla Warfare


AUC is Formally a 'Terrorist' Organisation. Latin American Weekly Report, p 435, September 18, 2001.
Paramilitary Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia classified as a terrorist organization by the U.S.

Barr, Alfred R. and Sereseres, Caesar D. US Unconventional Warfare Operations and Lessons from Central America, 1980-90: A Successful Economy of Force Engagement Strategy. Low Intensity Conflict and Law Enforcement 8:1-32 Summer 1999.

Colombia's Borders Become Tripwires. Latin American Weekly Report, pp 512-513, October 31, 2000.

Discovery of a Major Farc Base in Ecuador Sets the Alarm Bells Ringing.
Latin American Weekly Report, p 409, September 4, 2001.

Franco, George H. Their Darkest Hour: Colombia's Government and the Narco-Insurgency. Parameters 30:83-93 Summer 2000.

Gato, Gerard. Insurgencies, Terrorist Groups and Indigenous Movements: An Annotated Bibliography. Military Review 79:72-82 July-August 1999.

Marks, Tom. Colombian Reality: US Counter-Drug Training is Largely Peripheral to Colombian Army's Principal Counterinsurgency Mission. Armed Forces Journal International 138:20+ March 2001.

Terzian, John. SF Advisors in El Salvador: The Attack on El Paraiso. Special Warfare 14:18-25 Spring 2001.
Describes work of US advisors in the 1980s.

Latin America--History 


Pacific Latin America in Prehistory: The Evolution of Archaic and Formative Cultures, edited by Michael Blake. Pullman, WA, Washington State University Press, 1999. 223 p.
Book call no.: 980.012 P117

Rabe, Stephen G. The Most Dangerous Area in the World: John F. Kennedy Confronts Communist Revolution in Latin America. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Press, 1999. 257 p.
Book call no.: 327.7308 R114m

Rodriguez O., Jaime E. The Independence of Spanish America. Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press, 1998. 274 p. (Cambridge Latin American studies; 84)
Book call no.: 980.02 R696i

Sherman, John W. Latin America in Crisis. Boulder, CO, Westview Press, 2000. 217 p.
A "skeletal" text for the lay reader aimed at providing the basis for understanding current events.
Book call no.: 980.033 S553L

Ward, John. Latin America: Development and Conflict Since 1945. New York, Routledge, 1997. 127 p.
An economic history embracing social and political themes.
Book call no.: 3330.980033 W259L

Winn, Peter. Americas: The Changing Face of Latin America and the Caribbean. Berkeley, CA, University of California Press, 1999. 646 p.
Book call no.: 980 W776a 1999


Crandall, Russell. Explicit Narcotization: U.S. Policy Toward Colombia During the Samper Administration. Latin American Politics and Society 43:95-120 Fall 2001.
U.S. relations with Colombia under Samper, who was perceived to be "an enemy in the drug war."

Latin American Weekly Report Published by Latin American Newsletters, London, England. Pagination runs consecutively for each year. Features political and economic news from the region with occasional features on events of current interest.

Pratt, Mary Louise. Apocalypse in the Andes. Americas 51:38-47 August 1999.
Over two centuries ago, Tupac Amaru II set in motion a socio-political upheaval that forever defined the region's cultural identity.

Rempe, Dennis M. An American Trojan Horse? Eisenhower, Latin America, and the Development of US Internal Security Policy 1954-1960. Small Wars & Insurgencies 10:34-64 Spring 1999.

Latin America--Human Rights 


Keck, Margaret E. and Sikkink, Kathryn. Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics. Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Press, 1998. 228 p.
Human Rights Advocacy Networks in Latin America, pp 79-120.
Book call no.: 322.43 K25a


Bickford, Louis. Human Rights Archives and Research on Historical Memory: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. Latin American Research Review 35, no. 2:160-182 2000.
Focuses on "the relationship between past human rights abuses and democratization processes."

Cardenas, Sonia. Combining Legal and Political Approaches: Recent Scholarship on Human Rights in Latin America. Latin America Research Review 35:252-267 2000.
Review essay.

Chavez Rights Record Takes a Drubbing. Latin American Weekly Review, p 585, December 12, 2000.
Rights monitoring group evaluates first year of Chavez rule.

Declassified Documents Offer New Evidence Against Army.
Central America Report 27:1-3 June 9, 2000.

Genocide Case Opens Against Rios Montt. Central America Report 28:3-4 June 22, 2001.
Trial on events going back to 1982-83.

Gonzalez, Matilde. The Man Who Brought the Danger to the Village: Representations of the Armed Conflict in Guatemala from a Local Perspective. Journal of Southern n African Studies 26:317-335 June 2000.

Not a Good Place for Trade-Unionists. Latin American Weekly Report, pp 488-489, October 16, 2001.
"Of the 210 trade-unionists killed in the line of duty in 2000, 186 were from Latin America. Of these 153 were from Colombia."

Oxhorn, Philip. From Human Rights to Citizenship Rights?: Recent Trends in the Study of Latin American Social Movements. Latin American Research Review 36, no. 3:163-182 2001.
Review essay.

Pereida, Anthony and Davis, Diane E. New Patterns of Militarized Violence and Coercion in the Americas. Latin American Perspectives 27:3-17 March 2000.
Introduction to four articles on extra-legal military activities in response to civil disorder.

Report on Trafficking Humans Questioned.
Central America Report 28:4-5 August 2, 2001.
Details of US State Dept. report.

Schulz, Donald E. The Growing Threat to Democracy in Latin America. Parameters 31:59-71 Spring 2001.

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