In the 1960s and early 1970s, Richard Walter suggests, Peru obtained a salience in US policy beyond its significance as a middle- rank Latin American country. At the same time, Peruvian politicians came to believe that successive US administrations were singling out the country for treatment that harmed its long- term interests. What lay behind this period of turmoil? Initially, problems arose following the 1962 Peruvian presidential election, when a military coup stopped the US- backed Aprista candidate, Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre, from taking power, but the difficulties lay deeper. The tax concessions enjoyed by the International Petroleum Company (IPC), a subsidiary of Standard Oil of New Jersey, were long a sore point for Peruvian nationalists. In addition, Peru claimed a 200- mile fishing limit (agreed to with Ecuador and Chile in 1947) that inflamed Californian fishermen, and in 1967 the country decided to purchase Mirage fighters from...
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Book Review| May 01 2013
Peru and the United States, 1960–1975: How Their Ambassadors Managed Foreign Relations in a Turbulent Era
Peru and the United States, 1960–1975: How Their Ambassadors Managed Foreign Relations in a Turbulent Era. By Walter, Richard J..
Pennsylvania State University Press,
Photographs. Notes. Bibliography. Index. vii, 333 pp. Cloth, $75.00.
Rory M. Miller
Hispanic American Historical Review (2013) 93 (2): 345–346.
Rory M. Miller; Peru and the United States, 1960–1975: How Their Ambassadors Managed Foreign Relations in a Turbulent Era. Hispanic American Historical Review 1 May 2013; 93 (2): 345–346. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-2077225
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