Accession Number:

AD0633053

Title:

SOVIET POLICY IN LATIN AMERICA

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

An examination of Soviet policy for the last ten years in underdeveloped countries in general and in Latin America in particular. Two factors have motivated the Soviet Union to modify its traditional attitude toward the transition to communism in underdeveloped countries 1 Soviet leaders have accepted the idea of peaceful transition to socialism on the assumption that it will eventually become communism and 2 the Cuban revolution and its aftermath have shown that traditional methods are not necessarily viable models for the present. Soviet foreign policy objectives in Latin America now appear more limited and realistic than in the period before the missile crisis current efforts are directed toward strengthening Latin American nationalism.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE