Ambassadors of the Working Class: Argentina's International by Ernesto Semán

By Ernesto Semán

In 1946 Juan Perón introduced a populist problem to the us, recruiting a military of work activists to function employee attachés at each Argentine embassy. through 1955, over may serve, representing the biggest presence of blue-collar employees within the overseas carrier of any kingdom in background. A meatpacking union chief taught amazing staff in Chicago approximately emerging salaries below Perón. A railroad motorist joined the revolution in Bolivia. A baker confirmed Soviet employees the day-by-day caloric consumption in their Argentine opposite numbers. As Ambassadors of the operating classification shows, the attachés' fight opposed to US diplomats in Latin the USA became the zone right into a chilly warfare battlefield for the hearts of the operating sessions. during this context, Ernesto Semán unearths, for instance, how the attachés' model of transnational populism provided Fidel Castro and Che Guevara their final likelihood at mass politics sooner than their embody of progressive violence. Fiercely hostile through Washington, the attachés’ venture foundered, yet no longer earlier than US policymakers used their competition to Peronism to rehearse arguments opposed to the hot Deal's legacies.

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