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By Steven Levitsky, María Victoria Murillo

ISBN-10: 0271027150

ISBN-13: 9780271027159

ISBN-10: 0271032383

ISBN-13: 9780271032382

Throughout the Nineteen Nineties Argentina used to be the one nation in Latin the USA to mix radical financial reform and whole democracy. In 2001, even though, it fell right into a deep political and fiscal trouble and used to be extensively visible as a basket case. This e-book explores either advancements, studying the hyperlinks among the successes of the Nineties and the 2001 cave in.

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He found protection in the Argentine embassy and then fled to Mexico. In Guatemala, he had met Hilda Gadea, a refugee from Peru's rightwing autocratic government, who not only helped him find work but also honed his revolutionary frame of mind and became his mistress. In Mexico, where she too had fled, they married and had a child. There, Guevara held various jobs, working as a street photographer, a door-todoor book salesman, and eventually a physician. He published at least one medical paper, on the topic of allergies, and meanwhile focused his radical views on the conduct of the profession, which he felt in Mexico as elsewhere catered to the wealthy and gave short shrift to the poor.

Why had he waited until October to make it public? Was it a fake? Why was Guevara's wife dressed in "strict mourning," as one source put it, if indeed she was? Was he dead? Killed in the Dominican Republic? Banished? Liquidated, and the letter concocted as a cover-up? Some suggest that the letter was to provide Castro and his regime with "deniability" in case they wanted to distance themselves from Guevara's expedition in the Congo. 82 Considering, however, that Guevara led an expeditionary force of at least 100 Cuban soldiers, to call such a ploy naive would be charitable.

38 The Bay of Pigs Debacle In April 1962, the United States tried its hand at exporting not revolution but counterrevolution, organizing and supporting an attempt by 22 The Fall of Che Guevara Cuban exiles to invade their homeland. The result was a disaster for the invaders, a victory for Castro that helped solidify his rule at home, and a humiliating defeat for the Kennedy administration. The details of the invasion have been chronicled far too extensively to need repetition here, but the aftermath bears directly upon the conflict between Washington and Guevara in Bolivia.

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