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Greg Grandin: Latin America Pulls Away

22 October 2009
Leftovers: Tales of the Latin American Left 
edited by Jorge Castañeda and Marco Morales.
Routledge, 267 pp., £17.99, February 2008, 978 0 415 95671 0
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... while hollowing out its substance. The Mexican political scientist and former foreign minister Jorge Castañeda also divides the left into two camps: pragmatists, forward-looking reformers such as Lula and Bachelet, who have made their peace with a globalised world and the reality of US power; and irreconcilables such as Chávez and ...
21 August 1997
Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life 
by Jon Lee Anderson.
Bantam, 814 pp., £25, April 1997, 0 593 03403 1
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Compañero: The Life and Death of Che Guevara 
by Jorge Castañeda, translated by Marina Castañeda.
Bloomsbury, 480 pp., £20, October 1997, 0 7475 3334 2
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... Then, very early on Wednesday morning, the cadaver was buried under the Vallegrande airfield.Jorge Castañeda, one of the new biographers of Guevara, has succeeded in tracking down ‘González’ and interviewed him over several days in November 1995 at his home in Miami, where he works selling sports clothes. His real name was Gustavo Villoldo. He ...

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Richard Gott: Guatemala

27 May 1999
Rogoberta Menchú and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans 
by David Stoll.
Westview, 336 pp., £20, February 1999, 0 8133 3574 4
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... counter-productive for the country’s political Left. Here, he is echoing an argument made by Jorge Castañeda, the Mexican political scientist, in Utopia Unarmed: The Latin American Left after the Cold War (1993), which is fast becoming the new orthodoxy in the post-Cold War era. ‘The kind of armed struggle envisioned by guerrilla ...
24 November 1994
... in fact, to the recommendations of Latin America’s leading advocate of a post-socialist Left, Jorge Castañeda, in his recent major work Unarmed Utopia. The scenario runs roughly as follows. Sound money and moderate deregulation, restoring business confidence, will set the stage for stable growth and higher employment; while sale of state assets will ...

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