Latin American Engagement: Other papers, 1979-2014

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Consists chiefly of research materials concerning the US Southern Command (SouthCom) doctrine of low-intensity conflict (LIC) as applied during Central America's civil wars, including a recorded interview with a US military commander stationed in Honduras, and conference proceedings related to SouthCom's subsequent emphasis on stability and human rights in the Americas. Also includes a variety of publications related to challenges facing civil society in Latin American and Caribbean nations, and a small set of materials collected by George Vickers in Chile in the days surrounding the 1988 plebiscite that ended the rule of Augusto Pinochet, also documented in photographic slides included in this series and articles by Vickers included in the Writings and Speeches series.

This subseries also includes a set of photographic materials including: color slides from Chile, primarily images of popular demonstrations during or after the 1988 plebiscite; color slides from Honduras depicting urban and rural scenes, a refugee camp, Palmerola Air Base, and a range of informants and interview subjects; touristic color photographs taken in Cuba; and unlabeled color photographs and slides taken in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua that feature the same or similar content as slides included in the relevant country subseries.


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