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By Ernesto Semán

In 1946 Juan Perón introduced a populist problem to the USA, recruiting a military of work activists to function employee attachés at each Argentine embassy. by way of 1955, over may serve, representing the biggest presence of blue-collar employees within the overseas carrier of any kingdom in historical past. A meatpacking union chief taught notable employees in Chicago approximately emerging salaries lower 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 USA grew to become the sector right into a chilly battle battlefield for the hearts of the operating periods. 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 prior to their embody of innovative violence. Fiercely adverse through Washington, the attachés’ undertaking foundered, yet now not sooner than US policymakers used their competition to Peronism to rehearse arguments opposed to the hot Deal's legacies.

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