U.S. Support of Totalitarian Regimes in Central and South America: Background information when reading Those Who Knew

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Those Who Knew

A Novel

by Idra Novey

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U.S. Support of Totalitarian Regimes in Central and South America

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The setting of Idra Novey's Those Who Knew is an unnamed island with a contentious intertwined relationship with its neighbor to the north, which supported the regime of a brutal dictator years before the events of the novel take place. The latter country would appear to represent the United States, and the circumstances reflect the numerous instances in which the U.S. has interceded on behalf of dictators or other non-democratically elected leaders, particularly in Central and South America.

Jacobo ÁrbenzIn the case of Guatemala, the U.S. State Department orchestrated the overthrow of President Jacobo Árbenz in 1954 after he pursued agrarian reforms that would have threatened the profit margins of the United Fruit Company's Latin American plantations. Árbenz was replaced by a military dictatorship headed by the anti-communist Colonel Carlos Castillo Armas and the reform movement died in its infancy. Armas was assassinated in 1957 and Guatemala was plunged into a civil war that lasted ...

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