By Rut Diamint, Ana Julia Faya, and Ricardo Sennes

 

Table of Contents

Introduction

El gobierno norteamericano ante el caso del Condor II: Sistema burocratico y toma de decisiones
Rut Diamint
Professor at Universidad Di Tella

The Changes in the Inter-American System in the 1990s
Ana Julia Faya
Researcher at Centro Felix Varela

Brazil's Foreign Policy in the 1980s: The Strategic Options of a Newly Industrialized Middle Power
Ricardo U. Sennes
Researcher at Instituto de Estudos Econ6micos, Sociais e Politicos and Universidade de Sao Paulo

 

From the Introduction

The papers in this volume represent the fruits of the work done by the first "class" of the Training Program for Latin American Junior Scholars of Public Policy Research and Analysis, a competitive scholarship offered by the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center Scholars with the generous support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

The authors of these papers are from Brazil, Cuba, and Argentina. Their research focuses on the nature and mechanisms of those countries' relations with the US and with the hemisphere as a whole. Rut Diamint, Ana Julia Faya, and Ricardo Sennes each spent considerable time in Washington, D.C. in addition to their period of university study. While in Washington they met with officials from each branch of the US government involved in the formulation of policy toward Latin America, as well as with policy experts and regional specialists from a variety of institutes in the area. The insight they gained during those interviews and through their research at the Library of Congress, their respective host institutions and other research facilities in the US is reflected in the depth and  thoughtfulness of these papers.