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Published by Center for Latin American Studies, Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Latin America,
  • Latin America.

Subjects:

  • Democracy.,
  • Economic assistance, American -- Latin America.,
  • Latin America -- Politics and government -- 1948-

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby Kenneth F. Johnson ; Miles W. Williams.
SeriesSpecial studies - Center for Latin American Studies, Arizona State University ;, no. 17, Special study (Arizona State University. Center for Latin American Studies) ;, no. 17.
ContributionsWilliams, Miles W., joint author.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF1414.2 .J63
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 68 p. :
Number of Pages68
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4723180M
ISBN 100879180447
LC Control Number78010689
OCLC/WorldCa4496037

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