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17.55, Introduction to Latin American Studies, Fall 2006 Prof. Chappell Lawson Session 13: Bureaucratic Authoritarianism in Chile and Elsewhere The 1960s and 1970s are the era of coups in Latin America At least 12 cases Other trends Military intervention is not that hard to explain o Pretty common in Latin America before (e.g., 1930s) Until 1960, coups are really personalistic coups Often a junior officer, even a NCO (e.g., Batista) Often tries to portray himself as a civilian; puts on tie Military as an institution does not govern Limited ideological rationale Old-style strongman emerges Examples: Guatemala, Nicaragua, Haiti, Paraguay, Cuba pre-Castro, etc. Big change in 1960s New style of rule Military-as-institution takes power; remain in uniform Senior officers, not colonels or non-coms lead Often through collective rule rather than personalistic Much longer period of rule; no sunset Pro-business economic policies (though usually NOT neoliberal) Anti-Communist, anti-Left Much harsher, often very brutal You saw what happened in Chile
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