Communism (if any) in that country prior to Cold War

Insurgency/Civil war/hateful period
Other groups (maybe equally or more significant)

Their government response
US help in their government response
Right-wing dictators

Fighting period itself

US strategy across these countries
Special Forces/CIA
Model villages
Foreign aid
Christian nationalism

Ending of war period
Peace treaty

Reconciliation since then
Insurgents now part of government (or not)

Get back into it

The Village as Cold War site (25pp)

Communism in Latin America: CQR

Communism in Latin America | Foreign Affairs

Cocaine, Conspiracy Theories And The Cia In Central America | Drug Wars |FRONTLINE | PBS

Central American crisis

Professor Stephen Rabe on U.S. Interventions in Cold War Latin America

In from the Cold: Latin America's New Encounter with the Cold War

Rivalry & Alliance Politics in Cold War Latin America

Backyard: Latin CIA Coups | The Cold War (1954 90) 18 of 24

U.S. Intelligence Estimates on Latin American Revolutionary Movements, 1947-1987

Here's the reality about illegal immigration in the United States

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model villages in el salvador/Guatemala
US Special Forces in ...
CIA in ....

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US evangelicals support for cold war in Latin America

Catholic Church against atheism of Communists
But local priests with liberation theology worked with lefties
Kill a priest, kill a communist

Religion and the Cold War | Reviews in History

Did the KGB ‘create’ Latin America’s liberation theology? Evangelicals and American Foreign Policy (9780199987634): Mark R. Amstutz
(Wheaton Political Science professor)

For God and Country: The Religious Right, the Reagan Administration, and the Cold War
Ph.D. Dissertation 2013 (358 pp)!etd.send_file?accession=ohiou1365158195&disposition=inline

Christian Evangelicals and U.S. Foreign Policy - Council on Foreign Relations

Ambassadors for the kingdom of God or for America? Christian nationalism, the Christian right,
and the Contras.

Latin American Evangelicals: Made in Whose Image?
Ruth Melkonian-Hoover and Dennis R. Hoover

Cold War Documentary: Part 18/24 Backyard 1954-1990

The Cambridge History of Latin America | Regional History After 1500

HST263: Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Cold War Latin America - Smith College Libraries

US-Latin-American relations during the Cold War

Cambridge History of Latin America (11 vols.)
Call Number: ECampus Ref F1410 .C1834 1984

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture (5 vols.)
Call Number: ECampus Ref F1406 .E53 1996

Encyclopedia of Latin American history and culture [electronic resource]
Jay Kinsbruner and Erick D. Langer, eds
Detroit : Charles Scribner's Sons, 2008, 2nd ed

Encyclopedia of Latin American Politics
Call Number: not at APU

Dent, David W
Historical dictionary of U.S.-Latin American relations [not at APU]
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005

Hispanic American Periodicals Index

Handbook of Latin American Studies

New items for my followup

Latin American Research Review

Journal of Latin American Studies

Latin American Studies Institutions (LANIC)

LibGuides: Latin America

Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies
2015 Conference

Michael J. LaRosa and Germán R. Mejía
An atlas and survey of Latin American history
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, c2007

Henken, Ted A.
Cuba [electronic resource] : a global studies handbook
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2008

Smith, Joseph
Historical dictionary of United States-Latin American relations
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2007

Rossi, Ernest E. and Plano, Jack C.,
The Latin American political dictionary
Santa Barbara ; Oxford: ABC-Clio, c1980

Encyclopedia of Latin American politics
edited by Diana Kapiszewski ; Alexander Kazan, assistant editor
Westport, Conn. : Oryx Press, 2002

Cambridge history of Latin America
edited by Leslie Bethell.
Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1985-

Guerrilla Insurgencies in Latin America

Items for followup: [we went over these in last class session]

Latin American Studies Association

The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Latin American History

Journal of Latin American Research

Hispanic-American Historical Review

Latin American Studies Reference Sources (British Library)

Born in Fire and Blood: A Concise History of Latin America
John Charles Chasteen
C-SPAN Booknotes video

WWW Virtual Library: Latin America



Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA)


US Mission to the OAS


Map: Central America

Map: Central America and the Caribbean

Map: South America

Congressional Research Reports for overall understanding of issues:

Seventh Summit of the Americas (March 2015)

“Leahy Law” Human Rights Provisions and Security Assistance: Issue Overview

Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Policy and Issues for Congress (February 2013)

Foreign Aid: International Donor Coordination of Development Assistance (February 2013)

Does Foreign Aid Work? Efforts to Evaluate U.S. Foreign Assistance (February 2013)

Latin America: Terrorism Issues (August 2014)

Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Issues for the 114th Congress (January 2015)

Organization of American States (OAS): Background and Issues for Congress (August 2014)

OAS: A Primer

Leaders and Elections

Databases to research

Congressional Research Service Reports

BBC News Country Profiles home page:
Use the Historical Timeline for your paper

Country Study (Library of Congress)

US Senate Foreign Relations Committee

US House Foreign Relations Committee

CIA World Factbook (home page)

Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments (CIA World Factbook)

Migration Policy Institute
Site map
Central America
South America

Corruption Perceptions Index (Transparency International)

Pew Hispanic Trends Project
[not much here for these countries; type into search box to check]

Woodrow Wilson Center Latin American Program

InSight Crime home

Washington Office on Latin America
Central America
South America

Center for Justice and Accountability

Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC)
LANIC Site Map

Council of Foreign Relations home page

New York Times Topic page

US Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets (US Department of State)

US Embassies home


UN Global issues

UN Human Development Reports

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
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