The Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Comparative Peace Processes in Latin America
Related Topics: Latin America
Presenting a carefully structured comparative analysis of six Latin American countries - Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Colombia, and Peru - that experienced guerilla warfare that outlasted the end of the cold war, this volume explores the unique constellation of national and international events that allowed some wars to end in negotiated settlement, one to end in virtual defeat of the insurgents, and others to rage on.
The contributors also examine comparatively such recurrent dilemmas as securing justice for human rights abuses, reforming the military and police forces, and reconstructing the domestic economy.
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Preface 1. Introduction, Cynthia Arnson Part I: Case Studies and Issues 2. From the Low Intensity War to Low-Intensity Peace: The Nicaraguan Peace Process, Rose J. Spalding 3. Political Transition and Institutionalization in El Salvador, Antonio Cañas and Héctor Dada 4. Peace and Deomcratization in Guatemala: Two Parallel Processes, Dinorah Azpuru 5. The Peace Process in Chiapas: Between Hope and Frustration, Neil Harvey 6. Negotiating Peace amid Multiple Forms of Violence: The Protracted Search for a Settlement to the Armed Conflicts in Colombia, Marc Chernick 7. Peace in Peru: An Unfinished Task, Carlos Basombrío 8. The Decimation of Peru's Sendero Luminoso, Cynthia McClintock 9. The Role of the United Nations in El Salvador and Guatemala: A Preliminary Comparison, Teresa Whitfield 10. Between Memory and Forgetting: Guerrillas, the Indigenous Movement, and Legal Reform in the Time of the ZLN, Luis Hernández Navarro 11. Indigenous Identity and Rights in the Guatemalan Peace Process, Roger Plant Part II: Consolidating Peace and Reform 12. Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation: Lessons for the International Community, José Zalaquett 13. In Pursuit of Justice and Reconciliation: Contributions of Truth Telling, Priscilla B. Hayner 14. Renegotiating Internal Security: The Lessons of Central America. George R. VIckers 15. Postconflict Political Economy of Central America, Rachel M. McCleary 16. Conclusion: Lessons Learned in Comparative Perspective, Cythia J. Arnson