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Since the early 20th century, technological transfers from the U.S. to Latin American nations have concerned applied sciences of violence for social regulate. because the chapters during this ebook illustrate, those technological transfers have taken numerous varieties, together with the educational of Latin American army group of workers in surveillance and torture and the supply of political and logistic aid for campaigns of country terror. The human expense for Latin the US has been enormous—thousands of Latin american citizens were murdered, disappeared, or tortured, and entire groups were terrorized into silence.

Organized by way of zone, the essays during this booklet deal with the subject of state-sponsored terrorism in a number of methods. such a lot take the point of view that state-directed political violence is a latest improvement of a nearby political constitution during which U.S. political pursuits weigh seriously. Others recognize that Latin American states enthusiastically got U.S. aid for his or her campaigns of terror. a couple of see neighborhood tradition and background as key elements within the implementation of nation campaigns of political violence. jointly, all of the essays exemplify how applied sciences of terror were transferred between quite a few Latin American international locations, with specific recognition to the position that the us, as a "strong" nation, has performed in such transfers.

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