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By Jessica Stites Mor

ISBN-10: 0299291146

ISBN-13: 9780299291143

With the top of the worldwide chilly conflict, the fight for human rights has emerged as essentially the most arguable forces of swap in Latin the US. Many observers search the principles of that flow in notions of rights and versions of democratic associations that originated within the worldwide North. hard that view, this quantity argues that Latin American group organizers, intellectuals, novelists, clergymen, scholars, artists, city pobladores, refugees, migrants, and customary humans have contributed considerably to new visions of political neighborhood and participatory democracy. those neighborhood actors outfitted another transnational team spirit from less than with major participation of the socially excluded and activists within the worldwide South.
    Edited via Jessica Stites Mor, this booklet bargains fine-grained case reports that convey how Latin America’s re-emerging Left remodeled the struggles opposed to dictatorship and repression of the chilly conflict into the language of anti-colonialism, socioeconomic rights, and identity.

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Roig de Leuchsenring was the famous historian of Havana, whose support for Puerto Rican independence continued into the 1950s and beyond. See also Medina Ramírez, El movimiento libertador en la historia de Puerto Rico, 78–79. 19. Luis Nieves Falcón, Un siglo de represión política (San Juan: Optimática, 2009), 96; Ché Paralitici, Sentencia impuesta (San Juan: Ediciones Puerto, 2004), 66–68. 20. “Gran mitin en Uruguay por la independencia de Puerto Rico,” La Palabra, March 16, 1936. 21. “La Federación Universitaria Argentina Solicita,” El Mundo, May 20, 1936.

This understanding, combined with its history of working with anticolonial and anti-imperialist forces across Latin America, allowed the party to call upon sympathetic sectors throughout the region (and the world) to support its demand for sovereignty. The Nationalist Party’s work in the United Nations exemplified its recognition of the importance of hemispheric and global support for its struggle. In a 1948 interview, Pedro Albizu Campos remarked on the power exerted by the United States and other colonial powers, a group he referred to as the “United Front to render a restricted interpretation of Chapter 11” in the United Nations.

Imperialism in Puerto Rico (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002), 2. 10. Leslie Bethell and Ian Roxborough, Latin America between the Second World War and the Cold War, 1944–1948 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992), 2. 11. As in many other Latin American countries, local and national forces carried out the repression, not the United States directly. Thus, Puerto Rican police attacked and arrested members of the Nationalist Party. However, the orders to do so came from Washington.

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