During the Cold War, left-wing Latin American artists, writers,
and scholars worked as diplomats, advised rulers, opposed
dictators, and even led nations. Their competing visions of
social democracy and their pursuit of justice, peace, and freedom
led them to organizations sponsored by the governments of the
Cold War powers: the Soviet-backed World Peace Council, the
U.S.-supported Congress for Cultural Freedom, and, after the 1959... more...