Tuesday, November 05, 2013

The CIA and Latin America's Anticommunist Left

My piece on Sacha Volman and Latin America's anticommunist left has finally last appeared in Diplomatic History 37, no. 5, November 2013. Since I submitted the piece a few years ago, I had the opportunity to do some additional research in the Dominican Republic, none of which would not substantially alter the piece or its argument. Nevertheless, I was able to confirm that Juan Bosch was fully aware that Volman represented a link to the CIA. And I was able to learn a bit more about Volman's life after Balaguer returned to power and his subsequent involvement in anti-Castro activities. Those details will get incorporated into some future work I have planned on the subject.

Update, August 2014: Ernesto Semán of the University of Richmond has a review of my article for H-DIPLO, here.

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