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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. by means of 1955, over might serve, representing the most important presence of blue-collar staff within the international carrier of any kingdom in background. A meatpacking union chief taught outstanding staff in Chicago approximately emerging salaries less than 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 category shows, the attachés' fight opposed to US diplomats in Latin the United States grew to become the area right into a chilly warfare battlefield for the hearts of the operating periods. during this context, Ernesto Semán finds, for instance, how the attachés' model of transnational populism provided Fidel Castro and Che Guevara their final likelihood at mass politics earlier than their include of progressive violence. Fiercely antagonistic through Washington, the attachés’ venture foundered, yet no longer sooner than US policymakers used their competition to Peronism to rehearse arguments opposed to the hot Deal's legacies.

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