The Marxism of Che Guevara

Author: Michael Löwy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461644755
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this seminal exploration of Che Guevara's contributions to Marxist thinking, Michael Löwy traces Che's ideas about Marxism both as they related to Latin America and to more general philosophical, political, and economic issues. Now revised and updated, this edition includes a chapter on Guevara's search for a new paradigm of socialism and a substantive essay by Peter McLaren on Che's continued relevance today. This book eloquently captures his views on humanity, his contributions to the theory of revolutionary warfare, and his ideas about society's transition to socialism, offering a cohesive, nuanced introduction to the range of Guevara's thought.

The Catholic Church and Power Politics in Latin America

Author: Emelio Betances
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742555051
Format: PDF
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The Catholic Church acted as a mediator during social and political change in several Latin American countries from the 1960s through the 1990s: the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. Although the Catholic clergy was called to mediate in political crises in all five countries, in the Dominican Republic the Church's role as mediator was eventually institutionalized. A historical examination of church-state relations and case study of the Dominican Republic leads into important regional comparisons that broaden our understanding of the Catholic Church in the whole of Latin America.

Mexico s Economic Dilemma

Author: James M. Cypher
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9780742568488
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Written by two leading scholars, this book provides a detailed analysis of Mexico's political economy. James M. Cypher and Raúl Delgado Wise begin with an examination of Mexico's pivotal economic crisis of the 1980s and the consequent turn toward an export-led economy, later anchored by NAFTA. They show how Mexico, after abandoning frequently successful past practices of state-led development, disastrously tied its future to an unconditional reliance on foreign corporations to promote an export-led growth strategy. This strategy, they convincingly argue, has resulted in a fragmented economy marked by stagnation, falling wages, informal part-time employment, and massive migration, which define daily life for all but a tiny minority.

Capital power and inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Richard Legé Harris
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN: 9780742555235
Format: PDF, Docs
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For an additional chapter on health and human security: Click Here. For suggested resources for each chapter in the book: Click Here. For additional resources on ecological and social issues: Click Here. For additional resources on indigenous peoples: Click Here. Comprehensive and interdisciplinary, this thoroughly updated and revised second edition is an engaging critical analysis of the major political, economic, social, and ecological conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Genuinely regional in scope, this textbook examines the hemispheric and global context of these conditions as well as the relations among Latin American and Caribbean states and their relations with the United States. Expert contributors describe and analyze the economies and trading relations, politics and state policies, social inequalities and social injustices, indigenous communities, gender relations, influence of religion, wide array of social movements, and social ecology of the societies in this important region of the world. Harris and Nef have assembled a valuable resource for undergraduate and graduate courses and all readers concerned with understanding the past, present, and future development of contemporary Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Americas as a whole.

Tania

Author: José Antonio Friedl Zapata
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783351024659
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Die Geschichte wird mich freisprechen

Author: Fidel Castro
Publisher: Rotbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3867896054
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Unter dem Titel »La historia me absolverá«, in Anlehnung an den letzten Satz seines Plädoyers, wurde die ausführliche Verteidigungsrede bekannt, die Fidel Castro am 16. Oktober 1953 hielt, bei der vorletzten Gerichtsverhandlung in Santiago de Cuba gegen die Beschuldigten des Angriffs auf die Moncada-Kaserne in ebendieser Stadt und auf die Kaserne Carlos Manuel des Céspedes in Bayamo, jeweils am 26. Juli desselben Jahres. Sie ist ein programmatisches Manifest, Anklageschrift, rechtliche, moralische, philosophische und politische Verteidigungsschrift des revolutionären Kampfes gegen die Tyrannei. »Die Geschichte wird mich freisprechen« ist damit von selbst zu einem Grundsatzdokument der Kubanischen Revolution und einem der wichtigsten Texte über das politische Denken und die revolutionäre Aktion Kubas und Lateinamerikas geworden.