The Economic And Social Standing Of Their Country On The Neocolonial Practise

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Rising nationalist movements blamed the economic and social standing of their country on the neocolonial practise, and pursued unpopular policies with the elite and foreign companies by pursuing nationalization of foreign owned business, agrarian reform, and to increase political participation (McSherry 2005, 5-7). Fearing the nationalization of U.S. owned industries and the spread of leftist regimes, the United States established operation Condor, which was a joint military effort across military states that sought to eliminate opposition to U.S. friendly regimes. The program was sponsored and supported by the US military, as a part of an effort to maintain hemispheric hegemony (Mcsherry 2005, ?). Though Operation Condor sought to operate in the shadows, though sometimes would be clear with their intentions trying to dissuade opposition groups with fear tactics. Moments where the application of Operation Condor was seen was during the Argentine Dirty war (1976-1983), which resulted in several assassinations, disappearances and counter-insurgency tactics that could be considered inhuman and unethical. The military states of Latin America used the resources provided by operation Condor to coordinate information and resources to aid each other in quelling insurgencies in their respected countries. An instance of this was in 1978 when Uruguayan forces crossed into Brazil and captured two activist believed to support the opposition in Uruguay. Many have argued, such as Luis

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