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NCJ Number: 30407 Find in a Library
Title: URBAN GUERRILLAS IN LATIN AMERICA
Journal: CONFLICT STUDIES  Issue:8  Dated:(OCTOBER 1970)  Pages:4-15
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Institute for the Study of 12/12a Golden Square
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1970
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Institute for the Study of 12/12a Golden Square
London, W1R 3AF, England
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THE FAILURE OF THE GUEVARIST STRATEGY OF RURAL GUERRILLA WARFARE IS ANALYZED ALONG WITH THE SHIFT OF GUERRILLA GROUPS TO THE LATIN AMERICAN CITIES.
Abstract: ALSO EXAMINED IS THE URBAN GUERRILLA STRATEGY OF MILITARIZATION - PLACING THE GOVERNMENT ON THE DEFENSIVE, CREATING A GENERAL SENSE OF INSECURITY, AND ISOLATING THE REGIME FROM THE PEOPLE BY FORCING IT TO RESORT TO COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE REPRESSION. THREE LATIN AMERICAN EXAMPLES OF URBAN GUERRILLAS IN ACTION ARE SINGLED OUT FOR STUDY: GUATEMALA, WHERE THE GROWTH OF URBAN TERRORISM WAS DIRECT RESULT OF THE GUERRILLAS' FAILURE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE; BRAZIL, WHERE THE URBAN GUERRILLAS HAVE SCORED SOME NOTABLE SUCCESSES AND HAVE ELABORATED A THEORY OF REVOLUTION; AND URUGUAY, WHERE THE EXTREMISTS HAVE HELPED TO UNDERMINE THE LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURES OF ONE OF THE CONTINENT'S MOST DURABLE DEMOCRACIES. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Brazil; Case studies; Guatemala; Latin America; Political impact of terrorism; Tupamaros; Urban guerrilla warfare; Uruguay
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