The Killing Zone has 71 ratings and 11 reviews. Author Stephen G. Rabe, a leading authority in the field, argues that the sense of joy and accomplishment that. The Killing Zone: The United States Wages Cold War in Latin America, Stephen , New York: Oxford University Press, pp. – Volume 46 Issue 3. Rabe, Stephen G. The Killing Zone: The United States Wages Cold War in Latin America. New York: Oxford University Press, xxxvii + pages. Paper.

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Main Points According to the author, many of the American-backed rebel groups relied heavily on terrorism, murder, assassinations, torture, and bribery to maintain power and control over their citizens.

Takes a little while to pick up, but this book Paints a vivid and gruesome picture of what Latin Americans had to deal with during the Cold War. Rabe does not make them any easier to accept, because after all, who wants to think that they are the bad guy or are supporting the bad guy, but he does make them easier to understand.

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Some articles have Google Maps embedded in them. Apr 09, John rated it liked it. Anyone interested in political science, foreign affairs, or just curious about the shenanigans that America got up to during the Cold War might find this work interesting.

Sadly we got what we deserved in but it continues to sting: Travis rated it it was amazing Jun 15, Still, overall, this is an excellent work that gives a great summary of US involvement in Latin America during the Cold War. Dictatorship, authoritarianism, the methodical abuse of human rights, and campaigns of state terrorism characterized life in Latin America between and This is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all kilping identifyable data is anonymized.


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Through the use of the CIA and covert military operations, Rabe argues that the United States helped to overthrow and weaken these countries through the financial-backing of rebel groups and repressive regimes.

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Why or why not? We often supported dictators of the worst kind if they were opposed to communism. Dec 31, Grace rated it really liked it. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The book has some good analysis, both in its factual basis and what it derive This book is a well-documented, handy summary of US policy in Latin America during the Cold War.

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This was a school book but we only read select chapters and I decided I wanted to read the rest on my own. We raped those countries economically at times. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in the subject out of pure thirst for knowledge or looking for a solid secondary resource for research.

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Latin American dictators realized that they could get as much money as they wanted to get a stranglehold on their country, as long as they claimed that the opposit Wow Jul 11, Michael rated it really liked it.

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