United States-Venezuelan relations during the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez

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Floyd, Mary, 1940-
Rippy, N. Merrill
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United States-Venezuelan Relations during the Dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez explores both United States government and private business dealings with the Venezuelan dictator.The thesis centers first on the political philosophy and government of Perez Jimenez detailing to a limited extent government expenditures as well as some analysis of the regime's financial priorities. The third chapter deals with the repressive practices of the Perez Jimenez government with specific references to labor, press, and the political opposition. The next section discusses United States government and private business relations with Venezuela, such as military assistance, Export-Import Bank loans, and private investments. The following chapter deals with trade and tariffs with special emphasis on oil import quotas. Throughout the thesis, the nature of the regime and United States relationship with the dictator are examined.