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By Brian Loveman

Protecting "la patria," or "homeland," is the historic challenge claimed via Latin American defense force. For los angeles Patria is a complete narrative heritage of the military's political position in Latin the USA in nationwide safeguard and security.

Latin American civil-military relatives and the function of the defense force in politics, like these of all glossy realms, are framed through constitutional and criminal norms specifying the formal relationships among the militia and the remainder of society. essentially, also they are the results of expectancies, attitudes, values, and practices developed over centuries-integral points of nationwide political cultures. army associations in every one Latin American state have resulted from that country's personal combination of neighborhood and imported impacts, constructing a particular trend of civil-military relatives as defender of the homeland and guarantor of defense and order.

Written through Latin American expert Brian Loveman, For los angeles Patria contains tables, maps, pictures, and a word list that might help the coed in higher realizing the military's intervention in politics in Latin the USA. This new textual content will supply scholars an intensive and obtainable historical past of Latin American defense force and their activities in Latin American politics from colonial occasions to the present.

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