Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

The Reinvention of Latin American Militaries

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Since the last third of the nineteenth Century, Latin American countries have only rarely taken up arms against each other—an astounding record of peace experienced by few other regions of the world. Despite all their tanks and epaulets, the continent’s militaries are generally reluctant or unable to fight each other, or are prohibited by treaty from doing so.

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