Bogotá: Universidad de los Andes, Escuela de Gobierno Alberto Lleras Camargo, Ediciones Uniandes, 2017. First Edition. Paperback. 161p., maps, tables, graphics, bibl., wrps. New. Item #62920
"Presencia militar de Estados Unidos en América Latina: bases y cuasibases" is an English to Spanish translation of the 2016 title "US Military Bases, Quasi-bases, and Domestic Politics in Latin America", which explores internal opposition in Latin America to US military bases, and also provides evidence of a growing network of informal facilities that support US operations in the region. The host countries allow this network of "quasibases" (facilities that without an official agreement admit the US's presence and operations), which provide essential support to achieve US security objectives. This book is the result of an extensive investigation of official documents, interviews and fieldwork, and seeks to contribute to the understanding of security relations between the United States and Latin America, a field traditionally dominated by ideological and non-empirical arguments. Contents include: "Bases estadounidenses en América Latina", "La política de las bases militares: marco conceptual", "Acuerdos de bases exitosos", "Acuerdos de bases fallidos I: la transformación interna de Ecuador y la pérdida de Manta", "Acuerdas de bases fallidos II: las siete bases formales en Colombia" and "Cuasibases en América Latina"