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Allende's Chile and the Inter-American Cold War$
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Tanya Harmer

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780807834954

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807869246_harmer

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Rebellion

Rebellion

In Pursuit of Radical Transformation, November 1970–July 1971

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(p.73) 3 Rebellion
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Allende's Chile and the Inter-American Cold War
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Tanya Harmer

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807869246_harmer.8

This chapter discusses how Salvador Allende embraced the idea that his election represented a turning point for inter-American affairs. On the night of his election victory, Allende had spoken elatedly to thousands of supporters in downtown Santiago and declared that countries around the world were looking at Chile. Indeed they were, but not necessarily with the admiration that Allende implied. Beyond Cuba, and across the Americas, Allende's election simultaneously sparked jubilation, terror, respect, and apprehension. While the majority of Latin America's leaders adopted moderate postures toward Chilean events, others were far more alarmist. Brazilian military leaders, in particular, began referring to Chile as “yet another country on the other side of the Iron Curtain,” only more dangerous because it was so close.

Keywords:   Salvador Allende, inter-American affairs, election victory, Chile, Latin America, Brazilian military leaders

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