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The Tattooed Soldier

Héctor Tobar                                                                                                         


Latin American Politics | Protest Movements

“She drew his attention to the string of words that ran underneath [a mural of] Che, painted on a long white ribbon held aloft by a crudely drawn dove: ‘The revolutionary is guided in all his actions by great feelings of love.’” (p. 90)

Critical Thinking and Discussion Questions

  • How has the vision that Che Guevara had for Cuba and Latin American countries actually developed in the years since his death?  
  • How has CheÂ’s image evolved in Latin America?
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Anderson, Thomas P. (1988). Politics in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. New York: Praeger. On order

Bethell, Leslie (Ed.). (1995). Latin America since 1930: ideas, culture, and society. New York: Cambridge University Press. Reference North 1st F1410 .C1834 1984

Bethell, Leslie (Ed.). (1995). Latin America since 1930: Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. New York: Cambridge University Press. Reference North 1st F1410 .C1834 1984 v.7

Brockett, Charles D. (2005). Political movements and violence in Central America. New York: Cambridge University Press. F1488.3 .B73 2005

Dent, David W. (2005). Historical dictionary of U.S.-Latin American relations. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Reference North F1418 .F457 2005

Galeano, Eduardo. (2000). Days and nights of love and war. New York: Monthly Review Press. PQ8520.17.A4 D513 2000

Guevara, Ernesto. (2003). The motorcycle diaries: notes on a Latin American journey. Melbourne, Australia: Ocean Press. F2224 .G7813 2003

Kapiszewski, Diana, and Alexander Kazan (Eds.). (2002). Encyclopedia of Latin American politics. Westport, CT: Oryx Press. Reference North 1st F1410 .E56 2002

McCleary, Rachel M. (1999). Dictating democracy: Guatemala and the end of violent revolution. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida. JL1490 .M35 1999

Rosenberg, Tina. (1992). Children of Cain: violence and the violent in Latin America. New York: Penguin. On order

Smith, Joseph. (2007). Historical dictionary of United States-Latin American relations. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. Reference North 1st F1418 .S638 2007

Trudeau, Robert H. (1993). Guatemalan politics: the popular struggle for democracy. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers. JL1496 .T78 1993

Vanden, Harry E., and Gary Provost. (2006). Politics of Latin America: the power game. New York: Oxford University Press. JL960 .V36 2006

Videos / DVDs
Available at the Library Media Center, Library North 3rd Fl.

The war on democracy. F1418 .W37
Examines American involvement in Latin America for the past half century.

Web Resources

The Brookings Institution. Is Latin America going radical?

Center for Research Libraries Global Resources Network. Latin Americanist Research Resources Project.

International Monetary Fund. Central America aims for stronger growth.

Project Allende.


United Nations. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Yahoo News – Latin America news.


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