New acquisitions Ecuador & Colombia (May 2018)


The FBI in Latin America : the Ecuador files / Marc Becker

During the Second World War, the FDR administration placed the FBI in charge of political surveillance in Latin America. Through a program called the Special Intelligence Service (SIS), 700 agents were assigned to combat Nazi influence in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. The SIS’s mission, however, extended beyond countries with significant German populations or Nazi spy rings. As evidence of the SIS’s overreach, forty-five agents were dispatched to Ecuador, a country without any German espionage networks. Furthermore, by 1943, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover shifted the SIS’s focus from Nazism to communism. Marc Becker interrogates a trove of FBI documents from its Ecuador mission to uncover the history and purpose of the SIS’s intervention in Latin America and for the light they shed on leftist organizing efforts in Latin America. Ultimately, the FBI’s activities reveal the sustained nature of US imperial ambitions in the Americas.

Call Number 174: CEDLA 35.3111.BE

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Ecuador : señas particulares : (ensayo) / Jorge Enrique Adoum

Call Number 174: CEDLA 35.0210.AD

in the UvA CataloguePlus



Las palabras de la selva : estudio psicosocial del impacto de las explotaciones petroleras de Texaco en las comunidades amazónicas de Ecuador / autores: Carlos Martín Beristain, Dário Páez Rovira, Itziar Fernández

Call Number 174: CEDLA 35.4660.MA

                                          in the UvA CataloguePlus


Gobernabilidad y gestión local de la seguridad : la relación entre el gobierno municipal y la policía en Bogotá, 1995-2015 / Håvar André Sivertsen Solheim

Call Number 174: CEDLA 41.2480.SI

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Una cultura de invernadero : trópico y civilización en Colombia (1808-1928) / Felipe Martínez Pinzón


Call Number 174: CEDLA 41.3220.MA

in the UvA CataloguePlus



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