With the end of the global Cold War, the struggle for human rights has emerged as one of the most controversial forces of change in Latin America. Many observers seek the foundations of that movement in notions of rights and models of democratic institutions that originated in the global North. Challenging that view, this volume argues that Latin American community organisers, intellectuals, novelists, priests, students, artists, urban pobladores, refugees, migrants, and common people have contributed significantly to new visions of political community and participatory democracy. These local actors built an alternative transnational solidarity from below with significant participation of the socially excluded and activists in the global South.
Edited by Jessica Stites Mor, this book offers fine-grained case studies that show how Latin America's re-emerging Left transformed the struggles against dictatorship and repression of the Cold War into the language of anti-colonialism, socioeconomic rights, and identity.
Jessica Stites Mor is assistant professor of history at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, and was research affiliate of the Instituto de Historia Emilio Ravignani of the University of Buenos Aires. She is author of Transition Cinema and coeditor (with Claudia Feld) of El pasado que miramos.
Preface Introduction: Situating Transnational Solidarity within Critical Human Rights Studies of Cold War Latin America 3 Jessica Stites Mor 1 The Puerto Rican Nationalist Party and Transnational Solidarity: Latin American Anti-colonialism vs. the United States during the Cold War Margaret Power 2 Latin America Encounters Nelson Rockefeller: Imagining the Gringo Patr\u00f3n in 1969 Ernesto Capello 3 The Mexican Student Movement of 1968: National Protest Movements in International and Transnational Context Sara Katherine Sanders 4 Cosmopolitans and Revolutionaries: Competing Visions of Transnationalism during the Boom in Latin America Russell Cobb 5 Transnational Concepts, Local Contexts: Solidarity at the Grassroots in Pinochet's Chile Alison J. Bruey 6 As the World Is My Witness: Chilean Solidarity and Popular Culture, 1973-1987 Brenda Elsey 7 Cuba's Concept of \u0022Internationalist Solidarity\u0022: Political Discourse, South-South Cooperation with Angola, and the Molding of Transnational Identities Christine Hatzky 8 The Politics of Refuge: Salvadoran Refugees and International Aid in Honduras Molly Todd 9 Desire and Revolution: Socialists and the Brazilian Gay Liberation Movement in the 1970s James N. Green Selected Bibliography Contributors Index