Nixon, Kissinger, and Allende: U.S. Involvement in the 1973 by Lubna Z. Qureshi

By Lubna Z. Qureshi

Within the thirty-five years because the violent overthrow of Chilean President Salvador Allende, former Secretary of country Henry Kissinger has vehemently denied U.S. involvement. virtually with a similar breath, Kissinger means that the democratically elected Allende represented Soviet aggression in Latin the USA, for this reason posing a possibility to the USA' actual security.Newly published records exhibit the Nixon administration's efforts to undermine Allende, whereas indicating that Nixon and Kissinger didn't think the socialist regime in Santiago endangered the U.S. or perhaps had shut ties to Moscow. The White residence feared that the Chilean scan could inspire different Latin American international locations to problem U.S. hegemony. Nixon, Kissinger, and Allende explores the president's cultural and highbrow prejudices opposed to Latin the US and the commercial pressures that brought about motion opposed to Allende.

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Alarmed by the leftist rise in Latin America, Bluhdorn maintained a firm friendship with the dictator of the Dominican Republic, Joaquin Balaguer. In fact, the friendship was so firm that Balaguer had entrusted Bluhdorn with a letter to Nixon. At the meeting, Bluhdorn emphatically disapproved of turbulent change in Chile, Peru, and Bolivia. In a tone lacking in deference for presidential authority, Bluhdorn lectured Nixon not to tolerate any challenge to the America’s unofficial empire: I think that the most important single thing for the United States, being born here myself, is respect for the Americans and for the American flag.

59. Conversation #593-10. , Oval Office. October 15, 1971. Nixon Tapes. 60. Conversation #593-10. , Oval Office. October 15, 1971. Nixon Tapes. 61. Conversation #593-10. , Oval Office. October 15, 1971. Nixon Tapes. 62. Conversation #523-4. m. June 16, 1971. Nixon Tapes. 63. Conversation #523-4. m. June 16, 1971. Nixon Tapes. 64. Conversation #523-4. m. June 16, 1971. Nixon Tapes. 65. Conversation #523-4. m. June 16, 1971. Nixon Tapes. 66. Lowenthal, Partners in Conflict, 42. –Chilean Relations As profoundly as the United States feared challenges to its hegemony in many parts of the world, the superpower remained securely confident that Latin America belonged to its sphere of influence.

Moreover, the tax reform in 1965 targeted the rich. 132 By 1967, though, impersonal forces such as the drop in the international price of copper, drought, and the enormous foreign debt brought the Chilean economy to a standstill. 133 His break with his original platform was now final. Following the advice of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, Frei instead trimmed the public housing and agrarian reform programs in an effort to combat inflation. 135 He also kept wage increases down to create an economy friendly and receptive to private investment, which the international lending agencies believed was the answer to the economic crisis.

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