• The United States Congress and the Peruvian Revolution, 1968-1975

    Author(s):
    Norberto Barreto Velázquez (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Latin America and the Caribbean
    Subject(s):
    Latin America, History
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Latin American history
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M62804Z4N
    Abstract:
    The expropriation of U.S. companies —such as the International Petroleum Company— has been signaled in historiography as a decisive factor in determining the stance of the U.S. government towards Peru’s military regime. This study shows that Congressional motivations were rather of a political nature, associated with the seizure of U.S. fishing vessels within the 200 nautical miles of territorial waters claimed by Peru. Moreover, the policies implemented by Peru’s military government were used by a group of congressmen to advance their own agendas, criticizing U.S. foreign policy at a moment of conflict of powers between the Executive and the Congress.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    5 years ago
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    All Rights Reserved

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