Add for next time:

MS-13 menaces a community seven miles from the White House
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/people-here-live-in-fear-ms-13-menaces-a-community-seven-miles-from-the-white-house/2017/12/20/6cebf318-d956-11e7-b859-fb0995360725_story.html







TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 5 DECEMBER 2017

I. Prayer/attendance

II. IDEA evaluation

We will take time at the end of class today if you need it.

III. Term Paper

Go to our syllabus [section on "Assignments, part b"] for specifics of the assignment:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+484+F17+syllabus

IV. Take-Home Final Exam

Paper should be 5-7 pages, double-spaced.

Grading will be by means of the material on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Grading+Rubric

Final Exam Study Guide
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/CWLA+Final

V. No face-to-face class session on Thursday, 7 December

Online class day.

No need to be physically present in our classroom.

Work on your take-home final and your term paper.

VI. In class today: new material

Video: Iran-Contra (Kip Hughes) (13:38)
http://youtu.be/Nix_vj2DaqQ

Video: Nicaragua's vote puts Daniel Ortega back into spotlight (9:25)
http://youtu.be/8ppd_QTHMFo

Iran-Control scandal breaks
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/November/Iran-Contra-Scandal-Breaks-in-a-Lebanese-Magazine.html

President Ronald Reagan's approach to Nicaragua
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1981-1988/central-america

Iran-Contra Affair: US support for the Contras
https://www.brown.edu/Research/Understanding_the_Iran_Contra_Affair/n-contrasus.php

Room for Debate: Human rights trials strengthen the rule of law
https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/03/04/can-we-afford-to-forgive-atrocities/human-rights-trials-strengthen-the-rule-of-law

Issues involved in reconciliation:
Truth commissions
Immunity
Trials
Remembrance
Former insurgents now part of government (or not)







TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 30 NOVEMBER

I. Prayer/attendance

II. IDEA evaluation

We will take time at the end of class next Tuesday.

III. Term Paper

Go to our syllabus [section on "Assignments, part b"] for specifics of the assignment:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+484+F17+syllabus

IV. Take-Home Final Exam

Paper should be 5-7 pages, double-spaced.

Grading will be by means of the material on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Grading+Rubric

Final Exam Study Guide
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/CWLA+Final

V. Homework:

a. Tuesday, 5 December

Iran-Control scandal breaks
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/November/Iran-Contra-Scandal-Breaks-in-a-Lebanese-Magazine.html

President Ronald Reagan's approach to Nicaragua
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1981-1988/central-america

Iran-Contra Affair: US support for the Contras
https://www.brown.edu/Research/Understanding_the_Iran_Contra_Affair/n-contrasus.php

Room for Debate: Human rights trials strengthen the rule of law
https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/03/04/can-we-afford-to-forgive-atrocities/human-rights-trials-strengthen-the-rule-of-law

Reminder to me: In class on Tuesday

Video: Iran-Contra (Kip Hughes) (13:38)
http://youtu.be/Nix_vj2DaqQ

Video: Nicaragua's vote puts Daniel Ortega back into spotlight (9:25)
http://youtu.be/8ppd_QTHMFo

Issues involved in reconciliation:
Truth commissions
Immunity
Trials
Remembrance
Former insurgents now part of government (or not)

b. Thursday, 7 December (Pearl Harbor day)

Online class this day.No need to be physically present in our classroom.

Work on your take-home final and your term paper.

VI. In class today: reaction to homework

Role of John Negroponte (Honduras)
[Only read the part entitled "Ambassador to Honduras (1981-1985)]
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Negroponte

Honduras (Center for Justice and Accountability)
http://www.cja.org/article.php?list=type&type=254

Reagan endorses CIA support of Nicaraguan Contras
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/November/Reagan-Endorses-CIA-Support-of-Nicaraguan-Contras.html

Iran-Contra Affair: Sandinistas
https://www.brown.edu/Research/Understanding_the_Iran_Contra_Affair/n-sandinistas.php

Iran-Contra Affair: Contras
https://www.brown.edu/Research/Understanding_the_Iran_Contra_Affair/n-contras.php

Adolfo Calero, Contra Leader in Nicaragua, Is Dead at 80
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/04/world/americas/adolfo-calero-contra-leader-in-nicaragua-is-dead-at-80.html

VII. In class today: new material

Central America and Honduras maps
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/central_america_map2.htm
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/honduras-map.htm

U.S supported those fighting against (contra) the communists in Nicaragua.
After Vietnam and Watergate, Congress anxious to oversee foreign policy
Congress ordered Reagan not to continue support of Contras

Video: Proxy War in Nicaragua (It's History) (9:00)
http://youtu.be/M8Ihf9w_KCU

Video: Nicaragua and the Contras (John Pilger) (52:34)
http://youtu.be/qsyc7y_mO4M






TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 28 NOVEMBER

I. Prayer/attendance

II. IDEA evaluation

We will take time at the end of class next Tuesday.

III. Term Paper

Go to our syllabus [section on "Assignments, part b"] for specifics of the assignment:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+484+F17+syllabus

IV. Take-Home Final Exam

Paper should be 5-7 pages, double-spaced.

Grading will be by means of the material on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Grading+Rubric

Final Exam Study Guide
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/CWLA+Final

V. Homework:

a. Thursday, 30 November

Role of John Negroponte (Honduras)
[Only read the part entitled "Ambassador to Honduras (1981-1985)]
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Negroponte

Honduras (Center for Justice and Accountability)
http://www.cja.org/article.php?list=type&type=254

Reagan endorses CIA support of Nicaraguan Contras
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/November/Reagan-Endorses-CIA-Support-
of-Nicaraguan-Contras.html

Iran-Contra Affair: Sandinistas
https://www.brown.edu/Research/Understanding_the_Iran_Contra_Affair/n-sandinistas.php

Iran-Contra Affair: Contras
https://www.brown.edu/Research/Understanding_the_Iran_Contra_Affair/n-contras.php

Adolfo Calero, Contra Leader in Nicaragua, Is Dead at 80
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/04/world/americas/adolfo-calero-contra-leader-in-nicaragua-is-dead-at-80.html

b. Tuesday, 5 December

Iran-Control scandal breaks
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/November/Iran-Contra-Scandal-Breaks-in-a-
Lebanese-Magazine.html

Iran-Contra Affair: US support for the Contras
https://www.brown.edu/Research/Understanding_the_Iran_Contra_Affair/n-contrasus.php

President Ronald Reagan's approach to Nicaragua
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1981-1988/central-america

John Poindexter profile
https://www.brown.edu/Research/Understanding_the_Iran_Contra_Affair/profile-poindexter.php

Oliver North profile
https://www.brown.edu/Research/Understanding_the_Iran_Contra_Affair/profile-north.php

c. Thursday, 7 December

Room for Debate: Human rights trials strengthen the rule of law
https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/03/04/can-we-afford-to-forgive-atrocities/human-rights-trials-strengthen-the-rule-of-law

VI. In class today: reaction to homework

In Central America, Reagan Remains A Polarizing Figure
[Read both links]
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A29546-2004Jun9.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A29546-2004Jun9_2.html

Augosto César Sandino
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusto_C%C3%A9sar_Sandino

Chamorro, Prize-Winning Editor Is Shot Dead In Nicaragua (1978)
http://www.nytimes.com/1978/01/11/archives/prizewinning-editor-is-shot-dead-in-nicaragua-he-opposed-somoza.html

President Jimmy Carter's approach to Nicaragua
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1977-1980/central-america-carter

Daniel Ortega
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-15544315

VII. In class today: new material

Review of Cold War Timeline.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Cold+War+timeline

Central America and Nicaragua maps
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/central_america_map2.htm
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/nicaragua-political-map.htm

Video: CNN Cold War series: Nicaragua & the Somoza Regime 1970's (5:10)
http://youtu.be/7vi00fhOKLE

Video: Nicaragua Revolution (Lucia Newman) (26:13)
http://youtu.be/IuBNV3lpdZY
1979 Sandinistas take power in Nicaragua

TIMELINE:

United States occupation of Nicaragua (1912-1933)
1912-25 - US establishes military bases In Nicaragua
1927-33 - Guerrillas led by Augusto Cesar Sandino campaign against US military presence.
1934 - Sandino killed on the orders of the National Guard commander, General Anastasio Somoza

Somoza family dictatorship [review US relations with dictators]
Anastasio Somoza García (father) (1938-1956)
Luis Somoza Debayle (eldest son) (1958-1967)

Anastasio Somoza Debayle (second son; overthrown by Sandinistas) (1967-1979)

1972 Nicaragua earthquake
Somoza embezzled aid funds

1979 Sandinistas take power in Nicaragua






TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 16 NOVEMBER 2017

I. Prayer/attendance

II. Cold War Timeline
As we move through the semester, remind me to start each session with a review of this Cold War timeline.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Cold+War+timeline

III. Term Paper

Go to our syllabus [section on "Assignments, part b"] for specifics of the assignment:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+484+F17+syllabus

IV. Homework:

a. Tuesday, 28 November

In Central America, Reagan Remains A Polarizing Figure
[Read both links]
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A29546-2004Jun9.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A29546-2004Jun9_2.html

Augosto César Sandino
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusto_C%C3%A9sar_Sandino

Chamorro, Prize-Winning Editor Is Shot Dead In Nicaragua (1978)
http://www.nytimes.com/1978/01/11/archives/prizewinning-editor-is-shot-dead-in-nicaragua-he-opposed-somoza.html

President Jimmy Carter's approach to Nicaragua
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1977-1980/central-america-carter

Daniel Ortega
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-15544315

b. Thursday, 30 November

Role of John Negroponte (Honduras)
[Only read the part entitled "Ambassador to Honduras (1981-1985)]
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Negroponte

Honduras (Center for Justice and Accountability)
http://www.cja.org/article.php?list=type&type=254

Reagan endorses CIA support of Nicaraguan Contras
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/November/Reagan-Endorses-CIA-Support-
of-Nicaraguan-Contras.html

Iran-Contra Affair: Sandinistas
https://www.brown.edu/Research/Understanding_the_Iran_Contra_Affair/n-sandinistas.php

Iran-Contra Affair: Contras
https://www.brown.edu/Research/Understanding_the_Iran_Contra_Affair/n-contras.php

Adolfo Calero, Contra Leader in Nicaragua, Is Dead at 80
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/04/world/americas/adolfo-calero-contra-leader-in-nicaragua-is-dead-at-80.html

c. Tuesday, 5 December

Iran-Control scandal breaks
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/November/Iran-Contra-Scandal-Breaks-in-a-
Lebanese-Magazine.html

Iran-Contra Affair: US support for the Contras
https://www.brown.edu/Research/Understanding_the_Iran_Contra_Affair/n-contrasus.php

President Ronald Reagan's approach to Nicaragua
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1981-1988/central-america

John Poindexter profile
https://www.brown.edu/Research/Understanding_the_Iran_Contra_Affair/profile-poindexter.php

Oliver North profile
https://www.brown.edu/Research/Understanding_the_Iran_Contra_Affair/profile-north.php

d. Thursday, 7 December

Room for Debate: Human rights trials strengthen the rule of law
https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/03/04/can-we-afford-to-forgive-atrocities/human-rights-trials-strengthen-the-rule-of-law

V. In class today: reaction to homework

Farabundo Marti
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farabundo_Mart%C3%AD

Remember the film we watched: "In the name of the people"
That film was about the guerrilla movement
Video: In the Name of the People: El Salvador's Civil War 1985
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHO-WiiZba0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Death Squads
Roberto d'Aubuisson, 48, Far-Rightist in Salvador (obituary)
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/02/21/world/roberto-d-aubuisson-48-far-rightist-in-salvador.html

Reminder to me: video to watch during class session
Death Squads in El Salvador
http://youtu.be/q_y4IjTHMM0

From El Salvador to Iraq: Washington's man behind brutal police squads
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/mar/06/el-salvador-iraq-police-squads-washington

Salvador Option
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvador_Option

US advisors in El Salvador: a delicate mission
http://www.nytimes.com/1983/05/26/world/us-advisers-in-salvador-a-delicate-mission.html?pagewanted=all

Reminder to me: video to watch during class session
James Steele: America's Mystery Man in Iraq
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=_ca1HsC6MH0&app=desktop






TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 14 NOVEMBER 2017

I. Prayer/attendance

II. Cold War Timeline
As we move through the semester, remind me to start each session with a review of this Cold War timeline.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Cold+War+timeline

III. Term Paper

Go to our syllabus [section on "Assignments, part b"] for specifics of the assignment:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+484+F17+syllabus

IV. Homework for Thursday, 16 November

Farabundo Marti
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farabundo_Mart%C3%AD

Remember the film we watched: "In the name of the people"
That film was about the guerrilla movement
Video: In the Name of the People: El Salvador's Civil War 1985
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHO-WiiZba0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Death Squads
Roberto d'Aubuisson, 48, Far-Rightist in Salvador (obituary)
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/02/21/world/roberto-d-aubuisson-48-far-rightist-in-salvador.html

Reminder to me: video to watch during class session
Death Squads in El Salvador
http://youtu.be/q_y4IjTHMM0

From El Salvador to Iraq: Washington's man behind brutal police squads
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/mar/06/el-salvador-iraq-police-squads-washington

Salvador Option
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvador_Option

US advisors in El Salvador: a delicate mission
http://www.nytimes.com/1983/05/26/world/us-advisers-in-salvador-a-delicate-mission.html?pagewanted=all

V. In class today: El Salvador assigned readings

a. Tuesday, 14 November

Central America map
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/central_america_map.htm
El Salvador map
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/el_salvador_map.htm

Key Incidents:

1. Archbishop Oscar Romero's murder (24 March 1980)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8580840.stm

Reminder to me: video to watch during class session
Bishop Oscar Romero assassination and funeral
http://youtu.be/_s5aFOwz_Ds

Romero beatification opens old wounds in El Salvador
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/in-el-salvador-beatification-of-slain-archbishop-reopens-old-wounds/2015/05/21/2fad3e90-fd84-11e4-8c77-bf274685e1df_story.html

2. Murder of 4 American Catholic women (1 December 1980)

Reminder to me: video to watch during class session
Death of churchwomen in El Salvador
http://youtu.be/pjqCdLJTe_0

How One American Diplomat Solved the Case of the Murdered Churchwomen in El Salvador
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/02/el-salvador-churchwomen-murders/460320/

3. El Mozote massacre (11 December 1981)

Reminder to me: video to watch during class session
El Mozote
http://youtu.be/Zd-4AhhnbOY

'Something Horrible' in El Salvador
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/1994/07/14/something-horrible-in-el-salvador/

4. Jesuit murders in El Salvador (18 November 1989)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_murders_of_Jesuits_in_El_Salvador

Reminder to me: video to watch during class session
Jesuit murders
http://youtu.be/ITpXVW9BTjg
http://youtu.be/wrOnxP-JMW0

25th Anniversary of El Salvador Jesuit Murders
http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB492/






TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 9 NOVEMBER 2017

I. Prayer/attendance

II. Cold War Timeline
As we move through the semester, remind me to start each session with a review of this Cold War timeline.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Cold+War+timeline

III. Term Paper

Go to our syllabus [section on "Assignments, part b"] for specifics of the assignment:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+484+F17+syllabus

IV. Homework for next week: El Salvador

a. Tuesday, 14 November

Central America map
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/central_america_map.htm
El Salvador map
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/el_salvador_map.htm

Key Incidents:

1. Archbishop Oscar Romero's murder (24 March 1980)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8580840.stm

Reminder to me: video to watch during class session
Bishop Oscar Romero assassination and funeral
http://youtu.be/_s5aFOwz_Ds

Romero beatification opens old wounds in El Salvador
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/in-el-salvador-beatification-of-slain-archbishop-reopens-old-wounds/2015/05/21/2fad3e90-fd84-11e4-8c77-bf274685e1df_story.html

2. Murder of 4 American Catholic Maryknoll women (1 December 1980)

Reminder to me: video to watch during class session
Death of churchwomen in El Salvador
http://youtu.be/pjqCdLJTe_0

How One American Diplomat Solved the Case of the Murdered Churchwomen in El Salvador
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/02/el-salvador-churchwomen-murders/460320/

3. El Mozote massacre (11 December 1981)

Reminder to me: video to watch during class session
El Mozote
http://youtu.be/Zd-4AhhnbOY

'Something Horrible' in El Salvador
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/1994/07/14/something-horrible-in-el-salvador/

4. Jesuit murders in El Salvador (18 November 1989)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_murders_of_Jesuits_in_El_Salvador

Reminder to me: video to watch during class session
Jesuit murders
http://youtu.be/ITpXVW9BTjg
http://youtu.be/wrOnxP-JMW0

How One American Diplomat Solved the Case of the Murdered Churchwomen in El Salvador
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/02/el-salvador-churchwomen-murders/460320/

25th Anniversary of El Salvador Jesuit Murders
http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB492/

b. Thursday, 16 November

Farabundo Marti
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farabundo_Mart%C3%AD

Remember the film we watched: "In the name of the people"
That film was about the guerrilla movement
Video: In the Name of the People: El Salvador's Civil War 1985
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHO-WiiZba0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Death Squads
Roberto d'Aubuisson, 48, Far-Rightist in Salvador (obituary)
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/02/21/world/roberto-d-aubuisson-48-far-rightist-in-salvador.html

Reminder to me: video to watch during class session
Death Squads in El Salvador
http://youtu.be/q_y4IjTHMM0

From El Salvador to Iraq: Washington's man behind brutal police squads
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/mar/06/el-salvador-iraq-police-squads-washington

Salvador Option
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvador_Option

US advisors in El Salvador: a delicate mission
http://www.nytimes.com/1983/05/26/world/us-advisers-in-salvador-a-delicate-mission.html?pagewanted=all

V. In class today: new material>>>>El Salvador

Central America map
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/central_america_map.htm
El Salvador map
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/el_salvador_map.htm

Video: El Salvador in the 1980's (7:16)
Section from CNN Cold War film
http://youtu.be/1bEpEK7uKzE

Video: Jon Snow: Reports from the El Salvador civil war (9:31)
http://youtu.be/vF_6vtcGyro

El Salvador Civil War (Center for Justice and Accountability)
http://www.cja.org/article.php?list=type&type=199

Dirty Hands (U.S. Policy in El Salvador) [2 part article
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1998/12/dirty-hands/377364/
http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/98dec/salv2.htm






TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 7 NOVEMBER 2017

I. Prayer/attendance

II. Cold War Timeline
As we move through the semester, remind me to start each session with a review of this Cold War timeline.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Cold+War+timeline

III. Term Paper

Go to our syllabus [section on "Assignments, part b"] for specifics of the assignment:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+484+F17+syllabus

IV. Homework for Thursday, 9 November: El Salvador

El Salvador Civil War (Center for Justice and Accountability)
http://www.cja.org/article.php?list=type&type=199

Dirty Hands (U.S. Policy in El Salvador) [2 part article
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1998/12/dirty-hands/377364/
http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/98dec/salv2.htm

V. In class today: reaction to homework

Guatemala ex-police chief sentenced over Spanish embassy attack
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-30895524

Latin Americs's New Gospel (Rios Montt)
http://www.nytimes.com/1982/11/07/magazine/latin-america-s-new-gospel.html?pagewanted=all

Did war change Guatemala's faith?
https://www.pri.org/stories/2016-06-30/did-war-change-guatemalas-faith

The secret's in Guatemala's bones
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/magazine/the-secrets-in-guatemalas-bones.html

Reminder to me
Video: Unearthing the past
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj4b2Yg6CjI&feature=youtu.be

Assassination of Bishop Juan José Gerardi (26 April 1998)
(Guatemala Human Rights Commission)
http://www.ghrc-usa.org/our-work/important-cases/assassination-of-bishop-gerardi/

Reminder to me
Video: Granito: How to nail a dictator
We will only do parts of it: 30:00-50:00; discovery of documents; in Madrid
https://vimeopro.com/skylightpictures/skylight/video/58136937






TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 2 NOVEMBER 2017

I. Prayer/attendance

II. Cold War Timeline
As we move through the semester, remind me to start each session with a review of this Cold War timeline.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Cold+War+timeline

III. Term Paper

Go to our syllabus [section on "Assignments, part b"] for specifics of the assignment:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+484+F17+syllabus

IV. Homework for Tuesday, 7 November: Guatemala

Guatemala ex-police chief sentenced over Spanish embassy attack
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-30895524

Latin Americs's New Gospel (Rios Montt)
http://www.nytimes.com/1982/11/07/magazine/latin-america-s-new-gospel.html?pagewanted=all

Did war change Guatemala's faith?
https://www.pri.org/stories/2016-06-30/did-war-change-guatemalas-faith

The secret's in Guatemala's bones
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/magazine/the-secrets-in-guatemalas-bones.html

Assassination of Bishop Juan José Gerardi (26 April 1998)
(Guatemala Human Rights Commission)
http://www.ghrc-usa.org/our-work/important-cases/assassination-of-bishop-gerardi/

We will watch this video in class:
From 36:00-49:00
plus disovery of place full of documents
Video: Granito: How to nail a dictator
https://vimeopro.com/skylightpictures/skylight/video/58136937
Spanish version
http://youtu.be/n3P6zBcLTjE

IV. In class today: Thursday, 2 November: Guatemala

Reactions to the film we watched on Tuesday

Left over from last session:

Guatemalan Civil War (1960-1996)
Read the first four introductory paragraphs
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guatemalan_Civil_War

Healing Guatemala's emotional scars from the civil war
[Former nurse with the guerrillas]
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-17313508

Guerrilla Army of the Poor (Guatemala)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guerrilla_Army_of_the_Poor

New material for today:

a. Counter-insurgency:

One way in urban areas
Another way in the country-side

School of the Americas (Panama >> Fort Benning)
This article is very critical of the school. What do you think?
http://www.nytimes.com/1996/09/28/opinion/school-of-the-dictators.html

Operation Charly
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Charly

Military rule threatens Mayans
https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/guatemala/military-rule-threatens-guatemalas-highland-maya-

b. Liberation theology:

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

What is liberation theology?
http://www.uscatholic.org/articles/201410/what-liberation-theology-29433

1968 Conference of Latin American Bishops, Medellín
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conference_of_Latin_American_Bishops

Christian base communities
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_base_communities

We will watch these videos in class:

Video: MacNeil-Lehrer
Guatemala, 25 October 1982
https://youtu.be/ka2sGBwSWXE

Video: Unearthing the past
http://youtu.be/rj4b2Yg6CjI






TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 31 OCTOBER 2017

I. Prayer/attendance

II. Cold War Timeline
As we move through the semester, remind me to start each session with a review of this Cold War timeline.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Cold+War+timeline

III. Term Paper

We need to start thinking about this.

IV. Homework for the next two sessions: Guatemala

a. Thursday, 2 November: Guatemala

Counter-insurgency:

One way in urban areas
Another way in the country-side

School of the Americas (Panama >> Fort Benning)
This article is very critical of the school. What do you think?
http://www.nytimes.com/1996/09/28/opinion/school-of-the-dictators.html

Operation Charly
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Charly

Military rule threatens Mayans
https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/guatemala/military-rule-threatens-guatemalas-highland-maya-

Liberation theology:

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

What is liberation theology?
http://www.uscatholic.org/articles/201410/what-liberation-theology-29433

1968 Conference of Latin American Bishops, Medellín
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conference_of_Latin_American_Bishops

Christian base communities
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_base_communities

We will watch these videos in class:

Video: MacNeil-Lehrer
Guatemala, 25 October 1982
https://youtu.be/ka2sGBwSWXE

Video: Unearthing the past
http://youtu.be/rj4b2Yg6CjI

b. Tuesday, 7 November: Guatemala

Guatemala ex-police chief sentenced over Spanish embassy attack
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-30895524

Rigoberta Menchú and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans
http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/s/stoll-menchu.html

Latin Americs's New Gospel (Rios Montt)
http://www.nytimes.com/1982/11/07/magazine/latin-america-s-new-gospel.html?pagewanted=all

Did war change Guatemala's faith?
https://www.pri.org/stories/2016-06-30/did-war-change-guatemalas-faith

The secret's in Guatemala's bones
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/magazine/the-secrets-in-guatemalas-bones.html

Assassination of Bishop Juan José Gerardi (26 April 1998)
(Guatemala Human Rights Commission)
http://www.ghrc-usa.org/our-work/important-cases/assassination-of-bishop-gerardi/

We will watch this video in class:

Video: Granito: How to nail a dictator
https://vimeopro.com/skylightpictures/skylight/video/58136937
Spanish version
http://youtu.be/n3P6zBcLTjE

V. In class today: begin our study of Guatemala

Guatemalan Civil War (1960-1996)
Read the first four introductory paragraphs
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guatemalan_Civil_War

Healing Guatemala's emotional scars from the civil war
[Former nurse with the guerrillas]
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-17313508

Guerrilla Army of the Poor (Guatemala)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guerrilla_Army_of_the_Poor

Reminder to me: We will watch this video in class:
Video: When the Mountains Tremble (83:00)
http://youtu.be/a4rG8nmgRw4
When the Mountains Tremble (Guatemala)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_the_Mountains_Tremble

Notes to me:

Time line: aid cutoff under Carter
Remember the 1954 details

Indigenous
Mayans
Racial discrimination: brutes

Ladinos

Fincas

Labor unions: threat to control
Want better working conditions, higher pay






TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 26 0CTOBER 2017

I. Prayer/attendance

II. Cold War Timeline
As we move through the semester, remind me to start each session with a review of this Cold War timeline.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Cold+War+timeline

III. Mid-Term

IV. Term Paper

We need to start thinking about this.

V. Homework for the next three sessions: Guatemala

a. Tuesday, 31 October: SESSION 1

Guatemalan Civil War (1960-1996)
Read the first four introductory paragraphs
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guatemalan_Civil_War

Healing Guatemala's emotional scars from the civil war
[Former nurse with the guerrillas]
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-17313508

Guerrilla Army of the Poor (Guatemala)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guerrilla_Army_of_the_Poor

Reminder to me: We will watch this video in class:
Video: When the Mountains Tremble (83:00)
http://youtu.be/a4rG8nmgRw4
When the Mountains Tremble (Guatemala)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_the_Mountains_Tremble

Notes to me:

Time line: aid cutoff under Carter
Remember the 1954 details

Indigenous
Mayans
Racial discrimination: brutes

Ladinos

Fincas

Labor unions: threat to control
Want better working conditions, higher pay

b. Thursday, 2 November: SESSION 2

Counter-insurgency:

One way in urban areas
Another way in the country-side

School of the Americas (Panama >> Fort Benning)
This article is very critical of the school. What do you think?
http://www.nytimes.com/1996/09/28/opinion/school-of-the-dictators.html

Operation Charly
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Charly

Military rule threatens Mayans
https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/guatemala/military-rule-threatens-guatemalas-highland-maya-

Liberation theology:

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

What is liberation theology?
http://www.uscatholic.org/articles/201410/what-liberation-theology-29433

1968 Conference of Latin American Bishops, Medellín
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conference_of_Latin_American_Bishops

Christian base communities
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_base_communities

We will watch these videos in class:

Video: MacNeil-Lehrer
Guatemala, 25 October 1982
https://youtu.be/ka2sGBwSWXE

Video: Unearthing the past
http://youtu.be/rj4b2Yg6CjI

c. Tuesday, 7 November: SESSION 3

Guatemala ex-police chief sentenced over Spanish embassy attack
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-30895524

Rigoberta Menchú and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans
http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/s/stoll-menchu.html

Latin Americs's New Gospel (Rios Montt)
http://www.nytimes.com/1982/11/07/magazine/latin-america-s-new-gospel.html?pagewanted=all

Did war change Guatemala's faith?
https://www.pri.org/stories/2016-06-30/did-war-change-guatemalas-faith

The secret's in Guatemala's bones
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/magazine/the-secrets-in-guatemalas-bones.html

Assassination of Bishop Juan José Gerardi (26 April 1998)
(Guatemala Human Rights Commission)
http://www.ghrc-usa.org/our-work/important-cases/assassination-of-bishop-gerardi/

We will watch this video in class:

Video: Granito: How to nail a dictator
https://vimeopro.com/skylightpictures/skylight/video/58136937
Spanish version
http://youtu.be/n3P6zBcLTjE

VI. In class today:

Dirty War
Read down through and including the section "Origin of the Term"
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_War

The Catholic Church & Argentina's Dirty War
https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/catholic-church-argentinas-dirty-war

To Save Dan Mitrione, Nixon Administration Urged Death Threats for Uruguayan Prisoners
http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB324/index.htm

Reminder to me to show in class:

Video: Screening of Documentary, "Argentina's Dirty War and the U.S. (1976-83)
UNC-Chapel Hill
http://youtu.be/V0y6EMvKXJI

Map: Uruguay in South America
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/south_america_map.htm

Video: Dan Mitrione
http://youtu.be/hIfqhDRjcVs






TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2017

I. Prayer/attendance

II. Cold War Timeline
As we move through the semester, remind me to start each session with a review of this Cold War timeline.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Cold+War+timeline

III. Mid-Term

I will get it back to you on Thursday.

IV. Term Paper

We need to start thinking about this.

V. Homework for Thursday, 26 October

Dirty War
Read down through and including the section "Origin of the Term"
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_War

The Catholic Church & Argentina's Dirty War
https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/catholic-church-argentinas-dirty-war

To Save Dan Mitrione, Nixon Administration Urged Death Threats for Uruguayan Prisoners
http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB324/index.htm

Reminder to me to show in class:
Video: Screening of Documentary, "Argentina's Dirty War and the U.S. (1976-83)
UNC-Chapel Hill
http://youtu.be/V0y6EMvKXJI

Video: Dan Mitrione
http://youtu.be/hIfqhDRjcVs

VI. Reaction to the video we watched on Thursday

VII. In class today:

OPERATION CONDOR

Show in class: Video: Operation Condor (21:00)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=-_YEKdzjSDA

Operation Condor: Deciphering the US role
https://www.globalpolicy.org/component/content/article/168/28173.html

Operation Condor: landmark trial reaches finale
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-36394820

PARAGUAY

Map: South America
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/south_america_map.htm

Map: Paraguay
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/paraguay-political-map.htm

How Paraguay's Archive of Terror put Operation Condor in focus
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-20774985

Video: Paraguay: Power and Politics (15:00)
http://youtu.be/nwzYlXnZYLY

Alfredo Stroessner obituary (Paraguay)
https://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/17/world/americas/17stroessner.html

ARGENTINA

Video: 50 Things to do in Buenos Aires, Argentina (47:05)
https://youtu.be/Lo2sa-W4eWk

Map: Argentina
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/argentina-administrative-map.htm

October 1973 Argentina: Juan Peron returns after 18 years in exile and wins Presidency. His new wife, Isabel Martinez Peron, is elected Vice President.

July 1974 Argentina: Juan Peron dies in office and his wife Isabel Peron succeeds him.

Video: Peronism (7:42)
http://youtu.be/fsOxzoQE1RQ

The Peronist Roots of Pope Francis’ Politics
https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/13/opinion/uki-goni-peronist-roots-of-pope-francis-politics.html

Mini Bio: Eva Peron (4:00)
https://youtu.be/Zu0p04Z2yzQ

Video: Don't Cry For Me Argentina - Madonna
http://youtu.be/MEMUsC8ppU0






TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 19 OCTOBER 2017

I. Prayer/attendance

II. Cold War Timeline
As we move through the semester, reminder to me to start each session with a review of the items on this Cold War timeline.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Cold+War+timeline

III. Homework for Tuesday, 24 October

Operation Condor: Deciphering the US role
https://www.globalpolicy.org/component/content/article/168/28173.html

Operation Condor: landmark trial reaches finale
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-36394820

How Paraguay's Archive of Terror put Operation Condor in focus
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-20774985

Alfredo Stroessner obituary (Paraguay)
https://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/17/world/americas/17stroessner.html

The Peronist Roots of Pope Francis’ Politics
https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/13/opinion/uki-goni-peronist-roots-of-pope-francis-politics.html

IV. In class today:

Video: In the Name of the People: El Salvador's Civil War 1985
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHO-WiiZba0&feature=youtube_gdata_player






TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 17 OCTOBER 2017

Work on your take-home mid-term exam paper, due on Thursday.

I miss you all!!






TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2017

I. Prayer/attendance

II. Cold War Timeline
As we move through the semester, reminder to me to start each session with a review of the items on this Cold War timeline.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Cold+War+timeline

III. Take-Home Mid-Term Exam (Tuesday, 17 October)

No class session on Tuesday.

Paper due in class on Thursday.

Paper should be 5-7 pages, double-spaced.

Grading will be by means of the material on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Grading+Rubric

Study Guide is on the following wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/CWLA+Midterm

Major sections of your paper:

US involvement with Latin Amrica
US versus Soviets
Guatemala
Cuba
Chile

IV. In class today: new material

1973 Chilean coup d'état
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1973_Chilean_coup_d%27état

Operation Condor
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Condor






TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 10 OCTOBER 2017

I. Prayer/attendance

II. Cold War Timeline
As we move through the semester, start each session with a review of the items on Cold War timeline.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Cold+War+timeline

III. Mid-Term Exam (Tuesday, 17 October)

Study Guide is on the following wiki page:
[I will continue to refine it.]
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/CWLA+Midterm

Major sections:

US involvement with Latin Amrica
US versus Soviets
Guatemala
Cuba
Chile

III. Homework for Thursday, 12 October: Chile continued plus Operation Condor

1973 Chilean coup d'état
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1973_Chilean_coup_d%27état

Operation Condor
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Condor

V. In class today: maps and timeline

Maps

Map: South America
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/south_america_map.htm

Map: Chile
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/chile-political-map.htm

Timeline

September 1964 Chile: Eduardo Frei, supported by US, defeats Salvador Allende, in the Presidential election

September 1970 Chile: Salvador Allende wins a plurality of votes for President

15 September 1970 Chile: US starts Project FUBELT to block Allende from Presidency

22 October 1970 Chile: General Rene Schneider assassinated by Chilean military

24 October 1970 Chile: Chilean legislature ratifies election results>>Allende is installed as President

9 November 1970 Chile: US policy paper NSDM 93>>US hostility to Allende

Allende is President from 1970-1973

March 1973 Chile: Allende's Unidad Popular political party gains legislative seats

August 1973 Chile: Chilean truckers strike.

11 September 1973 Chile: Chilean military (led by Augusto Pinochet) overthrows Allende, who commits suicide.

24 September 1973 Chile: US grants diplomatic recognition to Pinochet government.
Pinochet will rule Chile for the next 17 years

September 1974 Chile: Chilean General Carlos Prats and wife are assassinated in Argentina by Chilean agents

November 1975 Chile: Operation Condor (a form of state-sponsored international terrorism).
Military dictators in Southern Cone countries will hunt down political leftists wherever they are in exile.

June 1976 Chile: Kissinger meets in Santiago with Pinochet assuring him of US backing. Kissinger delivers a speech defending human rights.

September 1976 Chile: Orlando Letelier, former Chilean Ambassador to US, is assassinated in Washington, D.C. by Chilean agents.

+++++
Salvador Allende

Marxist
Ties to Cuba
Presidential candidate
US tries to prevent his election
Fear that Chile would become a second Cuba
CIA activities
Nixon and Kissinger attitudes

VI. In class today: homework reading about Chile

Salvador Allende
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvador_Allende

The Allende Years and the Pinochet Coup, 1969–1973 (US State Department)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1969-1976/allende

Augusto Pinochet
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusto_Pinochet

VII. In class today: new material

Reminder to me: Video: CNN Cold War: Chile (11:35)
http://youtu.be/Q-xyoI5bU-g

Reminder to me: Video: Allende and Pinochet in Chile (Khan Academy)
This is excellent
http://youtu.be/Um92GZLCQ_Q

For in class use: Cuba maneuverings
Fidel Castro's state visit to Chile during Allende's time in office (1971)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fidel_Castro%27s_state_visit_to_Chile






TERRIFIC THURSDAY, 5 OCTOBER 2017

I. Prayer/attendance

II. Cold War Timeline
As we move through the semester, start each session with a review of the items on Cold War timeline.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Cold+War+timeline

III. Mid-Term Exam (Tuesday, 17 October)

Study Guide is on the following wiki page:
[I will continue to refine it.]
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/CWLA+Midterm

Major sections:

US involvement with Latin Amrica
US versus Soviets
Guatemala
Cuba
Chile

III. Homework for next two sessions prior to our mid-term exam

a. Tuesday, 10 October: Chile (1973 coup, Augosto Pinochet)

Salvador Allende
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvador_Allende

The Allende Years and the Pinochet Coup, 1969–1973 (US State Department)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1969-1976/allende

Augusto Pinochet
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusto_Pinochet

b. Thursday, 12 October: Chile continued plus Operation Condor

1973 Chilean coup d'état
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1973_Chilean_coup_d%27état

Operation Condor
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Condor

V. In class today: fun material

Merengue
Dominican Republic
http://dance.lovetoknow.com/Types_of_Latin_Dances

Famous Chilean Soccer Players>>Google search term

Biographies of famous Chileans
https://www.biography.com/people/groups/chilean

Video: 20 Things to do in Santiago, Chile
https://youtu.be/9jPvRjBJMnQ

Video: The best empanadas in Santiago, Chile
https://youtu.be/u4ACHfUvVuM

Video: Chorrillana: typical Chilean snack
https://youtu.be/orfjaAUOZnE

Video: Ceviche: Chilean versus Peruvian
https://youtu.be/sLBsVIft-sA

Video; Valparaiso: Chile's Cultural Capital
https://youtu.be/wcyptfGDg_s

Viña del Mar Music Festival
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viña_del_Mar_International_Song_Festival






TREMENDOUS TUESDAY, 3 OCTOBER 2017

I. Prayer/attendance

II. Cold War Timeline
As we move through the semester, start each session with a review of the items on Cold War timeline.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Cold+War+timeline

III. Mid-Term Exam (Tuesday, 17 October)

Study Guide is on the following wiki page:
[I will continue to refine it.]
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/CWLA+Midterm

Major sections:

US involvement with Latin Amrica
US versus Soviets
Guatemala
Cuba
Chile

III. Homework for next three session prior to our mid-term exam

Thursday, 5 October: Chile (Salvador Allende, 1970 election machinations, Castro visit)

Salvador Allende
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvador_Allende

Presidency of Salvador Allende (1970-1973)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidency_of_Salvador_Allende

The price of power
Nixon, Kissinger, Frei government in Chile
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1982/12/the-price-of-power/376309/

b. Tuesday, 10 October: Chile (1973 coup, Augosto Pinochet)

United States intervention in Chile
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_intervention_in_Chile

Project FUBELT (Track II)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_FUBELT

The Allende Years and the Pinochet Coup, 1969–1973 (US State Department)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1969-1976/allende

Augusto Pinochet
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusto_Pinochet

c. Thursday, 12 October: Chile continued plus Operation Condor

1973 Chilean coup d'état
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1973_Chilean_coup_d%27état

Military dictatorship of Chile (1973-1990)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_dictatorship_of_Chile_(1973–90)

Operation Condor
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Condor

Add on Letelier assassination

Reconciliation

Freedom songs: Chile’s sounds of resistance ring out again
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/04/chile-pinochet-music-song-political-prisoners

Daughters of Chile's bloody past to clash over their country's future in Presidential election
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/06/chile-elections-michelle-bachelet-evelyn-matthei

V. In class today: new material: Dominican Republic

Rafael Trujillo
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafael_Trujillo

Mirabal sisters
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirabal_sisters

Dominican Republic civil war 1965
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominican_Civil_War

1965 LBJ doctrine
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_Doctrine

The Dominican Republic Intervention
http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB513/

20 Years after Dominican War, wounds linger
http://www.nytimes.com/1985/05/01/world/20-years-after-dominican-war-wounds-linger.html

{Reminder to me to use a part of this video in class:]
Video: Trujillo: "Portrait of a Dictator"
http://youtu.be/tgLJCEaQP7o






TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER 2017

I. Prayer/attendance

II. Cold War Timeline
As we move through the semester, start each session with a review of the items on Cold War timeline.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Cold+War+timeline

III. Homework for Tuesday, 3 October: Dominican Republic

Rafael Trujillo
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafael_Trujillo

Mirabal sisters
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirabal_sisters

Dominican Republic civil war 1965
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominican_Civil_War

1965 LBJ doctrine
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_Doctrine

The Dominican Republic Intervention
http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB513/

20 Years after Dominican War, wounds linger
http://www.nytimes.com/1985/05/01/world/20-years-after-dominican-war-wounds-linger.html

{Reminder to me to use a part of this video in class:]
Video: Trujillo: "Portrait of a Dictator"
http://youtu.be/tgLJCEaQP7o

IV. In class today: videos

Video: Cold War - Cuba [10 of 24] (44:00)
Cuban Missile Crisis
http://youtu.be/yOxeZt217uw

Video: Raúl Castro bio
https://youtu.be/EQROtOXx9rg

Video: Che Guevara Mini bio
https://youtu.be/f3UwlmQn0ks

V. In class today: new material

Che Guevara
This year (2017) is the 50th anniversary of his death.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara

Herbert Matthews
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Matthews

Frank País and the underground movement in the cities
http://www.historyofcuba.com/history/pais.htm

Cubans say goodbye to Fidel Castro's ashes in four-day funeral procession
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/30/fidel-castro-ashes-cuba-funeral-procession-havana






TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2017

I. Prayer/attendance

II. Cold War Timeline
As we move through the semester, start each session with a review of the items on Cold War timeline.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Cold+War+timeline

III. Homework for Thursday, 28 September

Che Guevara
This year (2017) is the 50th anniversary of his death.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara

Herbert Matthews
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Matthews

Frank País and the underground movement in the cities
http://www.historyofcuba.com/history/pais.htm

Cubans say goodbye to Fidel Castro's ashes in four-day funeral procession
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/30/fidel-castro-ashes-cuba-funeral-procession-havana

IV. Reminder to me: other videos to show]

Video: Cold War - Cuba [10 of 24] (44:00)
Cuban Missile Crisis
http://youtu.be/yOxeZt217uw

Video: Raúl Castro bio
https://youtu.be/EQROtOXx9rg

Video: Che Guevara Mini bio
https://youtu.be/f3UwlmQn0ks

V. In class today:

Video: Cuban Revolution (1:44:00) continued
http://youtu.be/f0952Hj4fWw

Video: David Halberstam's series about The Fifties: "The Road to the Sixties"
Cuba at 36:57
http://youtu.be/5edfSTlpbqQ

Fidel Castro in the Cuban Revolution
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fidel_Castro_in_the_Cuban_Revolution

Fulgencio Batista, from army sergeant to dictator
http://www.historyofcuba.com/history/batista.htm

Cuban Revolution: Attack on the Moncada Army Barracks
http://www.historyofcuba.com/history/moncada.htm

The Landing of the Granma - The Castros return to Cuba, 1956
http://www.historyofcuba.com/history/granma.htm

Fidel Castro
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fidel_Castro






TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER 2017

I. Prayer/attendance

II. Cold War Timeline
As we move through the semester, start each session with a review of the items on Cold War timeline.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Cold+War+timeline

III. Homework for next week:

a. Tuesday, 26 September

Fulgencio Batista, from army sergeant to dictator
http://www.historyofcuba.com/history/batista.htm

Cuban Revolution: Attack on the Moncada Army Barracks
http://www.historyofcuba.com/history/moncada.htm

The Landing of the Granma - The Castros return to Cuba, 1956
http://www.historyofcuba.com/history/granma.htm

Fidel Castro
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fidel_Castro

b Thursday, 28 September

Che Guevara
This year (2017) is the 50th anniversary of his death.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara

Herbert Matthews
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Matthews

Frank País and the underground movement in the cities
http://www.historyofcuba.com/history/pais.htm

Cubans say goodbye to Fidel Castro's ashes in four-day funeral procession
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/30/fidel-castro-ashes-cuba-funeral-procession-havana

IV. Reminder to me: other videos to show]

Video: David Halberstam's series about The Fifties: "The Road to the Sixties"
Cuba at 36:57
http://youtu.be/5edfSTlpbqQ

Video: Cold War - Cuba [10 of 24] (44:00)
Cuban Missile Crisis
http://youtu.be/yOxeZt217uw

Video: Raúl Castro bio
https://youtu.be/EQROtOXx9rg

Video: Che Guevara Mini bio
https://youtu.be/f3UwlmQn0ks

V. In class today: video on the Cuban Revolution

Fidel Castro in the Cuban Revolution
[Just scan the article for today. For next Tuesday, we will need to read it completely.]
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fidel_Castro_in_the_Cuban_Revolution

Video: Cuban Revolution (1:44:00)
http://youtu.be/f0952Hj4fWw






TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2017

I. Prayer/attendance

II. Homework for Thursday, 20 September: Cuban Revolution

Fidel Castro in the Cuban Revolution
[Just scan the article for today. For next Tuesday, we will need to read it completely.]
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fidel_Castro_in_the_Cuban_Revolution

On Thursday, we will watch a video that will bring this material to life.

III. In class today: videos about Guatemala

Guatemala - CIA Overthrow Jacobo Arbenz (16:00)
http://youtu.be/nW2DPZW-_js

Arbenz & the CIA, Guatemala 1950's (7:24)
https://youtu.be/rb7XaF1rs1E

IV. Context:

Cold War timeline
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Cold+War+timeline

Map of Guatemala
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/guatemala-political-map.htm

V. In class today: reaction to homework reading about Guatemala

1954 Coup overthrowing Arbentz
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1954_Guatemalan_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat

Jacobo Árbenz (1951-1954) Guatemala)
[read down to "Later Life"]
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobo_%C3%81rbenz

Carlos Castillo Armas (Guatemala)
[read down to "Presidency and Assassination"]
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Castillo_Armas






TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER 2017

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Homework for Tuesday, 19 September

1954 Coup overthrowing Arbentz
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1954_Guatemalan_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat

Jacobo Árbenz (1951-1954) Guatemala)
[read down to "Later Life"]
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobo_%C3%81rbenz

Carlos Castillo Armas (Guatemala)
[read down to "Presidency and Assassination"]
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Castillo_Armas

III. In class today: reaction to homework reading

The Day Nixon Began His Comeback (1967 at Bohemian Grove)
This is good on non-alignment and Nixon's us versus them
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/28/opinion/the-day-nixon-began-his-comeback.html

IV. In class today: new material

Let's finish working through the material on the following wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/US+versus+Soviets






TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER 2017

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Homework for Thursday, 14 September

The Day Nixon Began His Comeback (1967 at Bohemian Grove)
This is good on non-alignment and Nixon's us versus them
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/28/opinion/the-day-nixon-began-his-comeback.html

III. In class today: reaction to homework reading

War and Revolution in Russia 1914 - 1921
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/eastern_front_01.shtml

IV. In class today: new material

Let's begin working through the material on the following wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/US+versus+Soviets






TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 7 SEPTEMBER 2017

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Homework for Tuesday, 12 September

War and Revolution in Russia 1914 - 1921
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/eastern_front_01.shtml

The Day Nixon Began His Comeback (1967 at Bohemian Grove)
This is good on non-alignment and Nixon's us versus them
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/28/opinion/the-day-nixon-began-his-comeback.html

Next week in class we will work through the material on the following wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/CWLA+Assignments

III. In class today: reaction to homework reading

a. Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, 1904
Importance of Roosevelt Corollary as the background to multiple US interventions
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/roosevelt-and-monroe-doctrine

The Roosevelt Corollary Explained in 3 Minutes: US History Review
http://youtu.be/D6k9nu8-7oU

b. Sphere of influence notion {Just read the introduction]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphere_of_influence

c. Dollar Diplomacy, 1909–1913
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/dollar-diplo
Dollar Diplomacy
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollar_diplomacy

Dollar Diplomacy
http://youtu.be/d0Y78EBRqN4

d. Building the Panama Canal, 1903–1914
US aim will be to protect Panama Canal during WWI and WWII
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/panama-canal

e. Interventions:
Banana Wars (read up to "notable veterans"}
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_Wars
Small Wars Manual
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Wars_Manual

Marines in the Banana Wars
http://youtu.be/H3vqTygzi5Y

Lectures in History: U.S. Marines in the Banana Wars
http://youtu.be/xbrnMfHzBro
https://www.c-span.org/video/?311490-1/us-marines-banana-wars

e. The Great Depression and U.S. Foreign Policy
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/great-depression

Interventions generally ended with beginning of Great Depression

f. Good Neighbor policy under FDR
Based on non-intervention
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Neighbor_policy
Good Neighbor Policy, 1933
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/good-neighbor

Good Neighbor Policy
http://youtu.be/XfjgSqEMynk

FDR speech on Good Neighbor Policy
http://youtu.be/TwgJmF_BN2k

g. Mexican Expropriation of Foreign Oil, 1938 [nationalization theme]
US did not react adversely
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1937-1945/mexican-oil

h. World War II
US pressure to support the Allies

i. Act of Chapultepec: pledge of collective security
Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance
Re: 1945 (February-March) Act of Chapultepec and 1947 Rio Treaty
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inter-American_Treaty_of_Reciprocal_Assistance






TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER 2017

I. Prayer/attendance

II. Homework for Thursday, 7 September

Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, 1904
Importance of Roosevelt Corollary as the background to multiple US interventions
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/roosevelt-and-monroe-doctrine

Sphere of influence notion {Just read the introduction]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphere_of_influence

Dollar Diplomacy, 1909–1913
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/dollar-diplo
Dollar Diplomacy
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollar_diplomacy

Building the Panama Canal, 1903–1914
US aim will be to protect Panama Canal during WWI and WWII
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/panama-canal

Interventions:
Banana Wars (read up to "notable veterans"}
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_Wars
Small Wars Manual
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Wars_Manual

The Great Depression and U.S. Foreign Policy
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/great-depression

Good Neighbor policy under FDR
Based on non-intervention
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Neighbor_policy
Good Neighbor Policy, 1933
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/good-neighbor

Interventions generally ended with beginning of Great Depression

Mexican Expropriation of Foreign Oil, 1938 [nationalization theme]
US did not react adversely
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1937-1945/mexican-oil

World War II
US pressure to support the Allies

Act of Chapultepec: pledge of collective security
Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance
Re: 1945 (February-March) Act of Chapultepec and 1947 Rio Treaty
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inter-American_Treaty_of_Reciprocal_Assistance

III. In class today: reaction to homework reading

a. Forgot to tell you: my reaction to my Soviet Embassy visit

b. US involvement in Latin America up to the Spanish-American War

c. Monroe Doctrine
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1801-1829/monro

Video: Monroe Doctrine - History Channel (1:47)
http://youtu.be/2HUVkhMKYcY

Monroe Doctrine (Adele's "Hello" Parody)
https://youtu.be/9KYRepV9IQU

d.Mexican-American War (1846-1848)

Note to me: For details on this war, go to
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/CWLA+Assignments

The Annexation of Texas, the Mexican-American War, and the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, 1845–1848
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1830-1860/texas-annexation

Mexican-American War: Disputed Territory
http://youtu.be/xnfRG2B7ff8

e. Territorial Expansion, Filibustering, and U.S. Interest in Central America and Cuba, 1849–1861
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1830-1860/territorial-expansion

f. Blaine and Pan Americanism, 1880s/1890s
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/blaine

g. US Diplomacy and Yellow Journalism
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/yellow-journalism

Walk With Me #2: Yellow Journalism - @MrBettsClass
http://youtu.be/xDG0AQaojZo

h. Spanish-American war
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/spanish-american-war

Note to me: For details on this war, go to
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/CWLA+Assignments

Platt Amendment text
http://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1901platt.asp

The Spanish-American War
http://youtu.be/IU5l4yQCpMM

Spanish-American War (One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" Parody) - @MrBettsClass
http://youtu.be/zjv-SS8FXNE

Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War
http://youtu.be/8g8NpQsmxj4






TREMENDOUS THURSDAY, 31 AUGUST 2017

I. Prayer/Attendance

II.Homework for next two sessions:

A. Homework for Tuesday, 5 September

US involvement in Latin America up to the Spanish-American War

Monroe Doctrine
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1801-1829/monro

The Annexation of Texas, the Mexican-American War, and the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, 1845–1848
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1830-1860/texas-annexation

Territorial Expansion, Filibustering, and U.S. Interest in Central America and Cuba, 1849–1861
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1830-1860/territorial-expansion

Blaine and Pan Americanism, 1880s/1890s
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/blaine

US Diplomacy and Yellow Journalism
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/yellow-journalism

Spanish-American war
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/spanish-american-war

[Reminder to me to use during Tuesday class session:]

Monroe Doctrine (Adele's "Hello" Parody)
https://youtu.be/9KYRepV9IQU

Manifest Destiny ("Fancy" Parody)
https://youtu.be/mqZM5kq-NBg

Walk With Me #2: Yellow Journalism - @MrBettsClass
http://youtu.be/xDG0AQaojZo

Spanish-American War (One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" Parody) - @MrBettsClass
http://youtu.be/zjv-SS8FXNE

Forgot to tell you: my reaction to my Soviet Embassy visit

B. Homework for Thursday, 7 September

Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, 1904
Importance of Roosevelt Corollary as the background to multiple US interventions
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/roosevelt-and-monroe-doctrine

Sphere of influence notion {Just read the introduction]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphere_of_influence

Dollar Diplomacy, 1909–1913
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/dollar-diplo
Dollar Diplomacy
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollar_diplomacy

Building the Panama Canal, 1903–1914
US aim will be to protect Panama Canal during WWI and WWII
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/panama-canal

Interventions:
Banana Wars (read up to "notable veterans"}
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_Wars
Small Wars Manual
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Wars_Manual

The Great Depression and U.S. Foreign Policy
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/great-depression

Good Neighbor policy under FDR
Based on non-intervention
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Neighbor_policy
Good Neighbor Policy, 1933
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/good-neighbor

Interventions generally ended with beginning of Great Depression

Mexican Expropriation of Foreign Oil, 1938 [nationalization theme]
US did not react adversely
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1937-1945/mexican-oil

World War II
US pressure to support the Allies

Act of Chapultepec: pledge of collective security
Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance
Re: 1945 (February-March) Act of Chapultepec and 1947 Rio Treaty
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inter-American_Treaty_of_Reciprocal_Assistance

III. In class today: discussion of homework reading

Can you really pull off a coup d'etat these days?
http://theconversation.com/can-you-really-pull-off-a-coup-detat-these-days-62600

Trump’s Threat Against Maduro Unites Latin America, Against U.S
[Venezuela today: move toward dictatorship, left-wing it seems to me]
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/14/world/americas/trump-venezuela-maduro-latin-america.html

Latin America's left: a 40-year timeline
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/mar/10/latin-america-left-40-year-timeline

The long history of the U.S. interfering with elections elsewhere
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/10/13/the-long-history-of-the-u-s-interfering-with-elections-elsewhere/?utm_term=.045989e97cb6

IV. Maps

Map: Central America and the Caribbean
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/central_america_map.htm
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/central_america_map2.htm

Map: South America
http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/south_america_map.htm

V. Countries/Capital cities

Recite the countries from Venezuela to Brazil, then Uruguay north

Venezuela (Caracas)
Brazil (Brasilia, São Paolo)
Uruguay (Montevideo)
Paraguay (Asunción)
Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Chile (Santiago)
Peru (Lima)
Bolivia (La Paz, Sucre)
Ecuador (Quito)
Colombia (Bogotá)
Panama (Panama City)
Costa Rica (San José)
Nicaragua (Managua)
El Salvador (San Salvador)
Honduras (Tegucigalpa))
Guatemala (Guatemala City)
Mexico (Mexico City)

Cuba (Havana)
Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo)

VI. Flags

Latin American flags
http://literacylounge.com/teacher/latin_america/countries/flags/index.htm

VII. Videos

How to spot a Communist
http://youtu.be/lTgt0tGS8YY

Video: I Led Three Lives: Campus Story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=busF38lIzSY&feature=youtu.be






TERRIFIC TUESDAY, 29 August 2017

I'm Dave Lambert. I hope you had a terrific summer.

We are going to have fun together this semester--while learning much in the process.

Check out this video to give us all some cool thoughts:

Sleepy Labrador Puppy "Moki" Loves The A/C
https://youtu.be/7SZJ6PEH8Gs



TODAY'S SCHEDULE.

I will send the material on this page to you via email.

1. Prayer

I will pray for us every class and ask if you have a prayer request or a praise you feel comfortable offering publicly.

My church: Grace Church (Baptist) in Glendora (the Spanish-language ministry)

My wife's church: St. Dorothy's Catholic Church in Glendora

2. Thorn in the Flesh
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Thorn+in+the+Flesh

Integrating my faith into our class is natural for me. So I want to start off the semester doing so.

3. Info card
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Info+Card

4. Syllabus
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/HIST+484+F17+syllabus

Here are the highlights:

a. You need to bring your laptop to every class session.

b. No hard-copy text is required. We will use all online sources and websites.

c. Grade is based on a mid-term exam, final exam, term paper, and participation.

d. Attendance is required. Any absences over two will mean a deduction to the grade.

5. Learning Professor wiki
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/home

Here is where I put all our back-up material

COLD WAR IN LATIN AMERICA

Today Cold War F17

HIST 484 F17 syllabus

Spanish empire

US Involvement

Cold War:

Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Honduras
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay
Venezuela

US versus Soviets
Counterinsurgency
Operation Condor
Post-conflict phase
Liberation theology
Immigration Reform

Cold War timeline

Cold War sources

6. Our Class Page
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/page/edit/Today+Cold+War+F17

Always turn to this page for our daily schedule
[This outline is on that page.]

7. High Fives (why I like to do it as you leave class each day)
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/High+Fives

8. Overview of where we will be heading this semester:

WEEK #1

Tuesday, 29 August
Introduction:
Syllabus
Video: In Our Backyard

Thursday, 31 August
Introduction
Maps
Flags
Countries/capital cities
Discussion of overview articles

WEEK #2

Monday, 4 September [Labor Day holiday]

Tuesday, 5 September
US involvement in Latin America through Spanish-American War

Thursday, 7 September
US involvement in Latin America through World War II

WEEK #3

Tuesday, 12 September
Path to Cold War in US-USSR relations
US perspective

Thursday, 14 September
Path to Cold War in US-USSR relations
USSR perspective

WEEK #4

Tuesday, 19 September
1954 Guatemala (CIA-sponsored US overthrow of Jacobo Arbenz

Thursday, 21 September
Cuban Revolution video

WEEK #5

Tuesday, 26 September
Cuba
Batista
Castro early maneuverings
Moncada Barracks
Mexico
Che Guevara
Granma voyage

Thursday, 28 September
Cuba
Sierra Maestra mountains
Herbert Matthews
Castro victory
Cuban link to USSR
Bay of Pigs
Cuban Missile crisis

WEEK #6

Tuesday, 3 October
1965 Dominican Republic civil war and US intervention

Thursday, 5 October
Chile (Salvador Allende, 1970 election machinations, Castro visit)

WEEK #7

Tuesday, 10 October
Chile (1973 coup, Augosto Pinochet)

Thursday, 12 October
Chile continued plus Operation Condor

WEEK #8

Tuesday, 17 October
MID-TERM EXAM

Thursday, 19 October
Paraguay (Stroessner); Argentina (Peronism)

WEEK #9

Tuesday, 24 October
Argentina (Dirty War, Falklands); Uruguay (Tupamaros, Dan Mitrione)

Thursday, 26 October
Panama (School of the Americas); Operation Charly
Guatemala (insurgency against the EGP/Mayas)
Video: When the Mountains Tremble
Spanish Embassy fire, Rigoberta Menchu

WEEK #10

Tuesday, 31 October
Guatemala (Operation Sofía, Rioss Montt, US evangelicals, strategic hamlets)
Video: Granito de Arena

Thursday, 2 November
El Salvador
Video: In the Name of the People (73 minutes)

WEEK #11

Tuesday, 7 November
El Salvador (death squads/Salvador option, counterinsurgency)

Thursday, 9 November
El Salvador (Archbishop Romero, 4 nuns, El Mozote)

WEEK #12

Tuesday, 14 November
Nicaragua (Somozas, 1972 earthquake, Sandinistas victory)

Thursday, 16 November
Nicaragua (Contras, Honduras, Boland Amendment)

WEEK #13

Tuesday, 21 November [No class]
Thursday, 23 November [No class: Thanksgiving holiday]
Friday, 24 November [Thanksgiving holiday]

WEEK #14

Tuesday, 28 November
Nicaragua (Iran-Contra affair)

Thursday, 30 November
Catch up (if needed)
Post-conflict phase (truth commissions, trials)

WEEK #15

Tuesday, 5 December
Post-conflict phase (truth commissions, trials)

Thursday, 7 December
Immigration to US because of these wars
Video: Harvests of Empire

9. Material for class today:

10. Video: CNN Cold War series
Backyard: Latin CIA Coups | The Cold War (1954 90) 18 of 24
Long version
https://youtu.be/ELDJENmIBTs
Shorter version (for today) (46:00)
https://youtu.be/6dtPZbNVajU

11. Articles to read for Thursday

Can you really pull off a coup d'etat these days?
http://theconversation.com/can-you-really-pull-off-a-coup-detat-these-days-62600

Trump’s Threat Against Maduro Unites Latin America, Against U.S
[Venezuela today: move toward dictatorship, left-wing it seems to me]
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/14/world/americas/trump-venezuela-maduro-latin-america.html

Latin America's left: a 40-year timeline
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/mar/10/latin-america-left-40-year-timeline

The long history of the U.S. interfering with elections elsewhere
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/10/13/the-long-history-of-the-u-s-interfering-with-elections-elsewhere/?utm_term=.045989e97cb6