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Author García-Bryce, Iñigo L., 1966- author.

Title Haya de la Torre and the pursuit of power in twentieth-century Peru and Latin America / Iñigo García-Bryce
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 257 pages) : illustrations
Contents Revolution for export: forging a Latin American revolution -- Bullets and ballots: revolutionaries, elections, and the military -- Marinera with the Yankees -- El jefe y el partido: party discipline and the cult of personality -- Broken promises?: the women of APRA
Summary "Like Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, Peruvian Victor Raul Haya de la Torre (1895-1979) was one of Latin America's key revolutionary leaders, well known across national boundaries. Inigo Garcia-Bryce's biography of Haya chronicles his dramatic political odyssey as founder of the highly influential American Popular Revolutionary Alliance (APRA), as a political theorist whose philosophy shifted gradually from Marxism to democracy, and as a seasoned opposition figure repeatedly jailed and exiled by his own government. Garcia-Bryce spotlights Haya's devotion to forging populism as a political style applicable on both the left and the right, and to his vision of a pan-Latin American political movement. A great orator who addressed gatherings of thousands of Peruvians, Haya fired up the Aprismo movement, seeking to develop "Indo-America" by promoting the rights of Indigenous peoples as well as laborers and women. Steering his party toward the center of the political spectrum through most of the Cold War, Haya was elected president in 1962--but he was blocked from assuming office by the military, which played on his rumored homosexuality. Even so, Haya's insistence that political parties must cultivate Indigenous roots and oppose violence as a means of achieving political power has left a powerful legacy across Latin America."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Haya de la Torre, Víctor Raúl, 1895-1979 -- Influence
Haya de la Torre, Víctor Raúl, 1895-1979.
Haya de la Torre, Víctor Raúl, 1895-1979 -- Influence
Haya de la Torre, Víctor Raúl, 1895-1979
Haya de la Torre, Víctor Raúl, 1895-1979. fast (OCoLC)fst01729810
Subject Partido Aprista Peruano.
SUBJECT Partido Aprista Peruano. fast (OCoLC)fst00582825
Subject Politicians -- Peru -- Biography
HISTORY -- Latin America -- South America.
Diplomatic relations.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Politics and government.
SUBJECT United States -- Foreign relations -- Peru
Latin America -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Peru -- Politics and government -- 1919-1968.
Subject Latin America.
United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781469636603