Reform of 1918 or the Prestes Column that was built in Brazil in 1925.xx . However, in Country Email List terms of concrete politics – of struggle and conquest of power – the first wave of the Latin American left lasted until the 1960s. Without entering into discussions about the leftist character or not of twentieth- century populism , can affirm that Country Email List only with the triumph of another revolution, in this case strictly Latin American, the Cuban Revolution of 1959, the regional left would acquire ascending momentum and universal fame. «The Cuban Revolution – summed up Country Email List Eric Hobsbawm's appeal – had it all.
Romantic spirit, heroism in the mountains, former student leaders with the selfless Country Email List generosity of their youth – the oldest was barely over 30 – and a jubilant town in a tropical tourist paradise that beat to the rhythm of rumba»1. With Cuba as a magnet, revolutionary trials multiplied throughout Latin America. If on the one hand it Country Email List is true that Ernesto "Che" Guevara's foquismo failed everywhere it was attempted, with the death of the Country Email List Argentine guerrilla at the hands of an unknown Bolivian sergeant as a tragic symbol, it is also true that the revolutionary wave would practically cover throughout the region, with more widespread movements in those countries with a rural population where the agrarian component of the insurgency would.
Prevail over the urban one. Urban guerrillas, it is known, are easier to organize, to the Country Email List extent that the anonymity of the city does not require the support of the local population for them to prosper (it is enough with organization and resources) and they also allow spectacular propaganda coups, but often, and for these Country Email List same reasons, they die quickly.farc ) and the Central American guerrillas. The political-theoretical discussion of the left in the 1960s and 1970s was organized around the reform-revolution tension, between those who defended gradual and electoral Country Email List paths, which included negotiating a compromise with bourgeois forces and populism, and those who promoted total change by armed means.