Latin American Revolution: Part II

History Professor René De La Pedraja, PhD, continues his narrative on military combat in Latin America in his newest book Wars of Latin America, 1948-1982: The Rise of the Guerrillas.

The book traces the region’s history of insurgencies and conventional wars from 1948–1982, and examines why only those insurgencies in Cuba and Nicaragua were successful in overthrowing the government. Although the book concentrates on military combat, De La Pedraja also cites matters of politics, business and international relations to help further explain the wars.

Wars of Latin America, 1948-1982 is De La Pedraja’s ninth book. It is a follow-up to Wars of Latin America, 1899-1941, which tells the history of border disputes and domestic insurrections, which forcefully shaped the history of Latin America.