At one time the US and Latin America defined themselves in common as new and American, in contrast to the old, European order, and they enjoyed a period of friendship and cooperation based on that sustaining sense of commonality. With the advent of the Cold War, however, hemispheric solidarity and alliance faded fast, as the US became preoccupied with other regions of the world it deemed of deeper strategic significance. The United States and Latin America now largely define each other as negative reference points, instead of as neighbors and allies. In Troubled Neighbors, Henry Raymont-journalist for four decades, author, lecturer, teacher, and consultant-presents a journalist's observations on the pendulum swings in US-Latin American relations over the past half-century. The book is organized chronologically, with a chapter devoted to each of the administrations from FDR to Bill Clinton and an epilogue covering the first term of the George W. Bush administration. Straightforward organization: The book is chronologically organized, with a chapter devoted in turn to each administration from FDR to George W. Bush. Experienced author, an expert in the field.
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(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
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Author Biography - Henry Raymont
Henry Raymont is a syndicated columnist for numerous Latin American newspapers and periodicals, including El Panama America (Panama), O Estado (Sao Paulo, Brazil), La Nacion (Buenos Aires), and Reforma (Mexico). He has been a journalist covering Latin America since the 1950s, including 18 years with UPI and 12 years with The New York Times. Alejandro Orfila, the Organization of American States Secretary General and former Argentine ambassador to Washington, appointed him as the Director of Cultural Affairs at the OAS. Henry Raymont currently holds a chair as visiting professor at the Freie Universitaet, Berlin.