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Gunboats, Corruption, and Claims Foreign Intervention in Venezuela, 1899-1908 Contributions in Latin American Studies

Brian McBeth

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320 pages. Dimensions: 9.6in. x 6.5in. x 1.1in.The Cipriano Castro administration, which ruled Venezuela from 1899 to 1908, was characterized by a series of internal and external political crises which seemed capable of toppling it at any moment. In 1901, a number of foreign countries provided financial backing to Castros former allies, united under the leadership of Manuel Antonio Matos, who almost brought the government down. In the midst of this civil war, Germany, the United Kingdom and later Italy instituted what came to be known as the peaceful blockade of Venezuela to force the government to honor its foreign debts. The claims and counter-claims stemming from the conflict would eventually force the three foreign countries to sever diplomatic relations in the ensuing years. Far from its portrayal as a nationalist champion, the Castro administration was, in McBeths findings, more focused on the accumulation of personal wealth than on defense of Venezuelan interests. Castro would pay dearly for his misdeeds, losing power in a 1908 coup to Juan Vicente Gmez and remaining in exile until his death in 1924. The conflict would prove to be a watershed in relations with Latin America, as the United States modified its own foreign policy in response and the European powers became more aware of the limit of their political influence in the region. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780313313561

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The Cipriano Castro administration, which ruled Venezuela from 1899 to 1908, was characterized by a series of internal and external political crises which seemed capable of toppling it at any moment. In 1901, a number of foreign countries provided financial backing to Castro's former allies, united under the leadership of Manuel Antonio Matos, who almost brought the government down. In the midst of this civil war, Germany, the United Kingdom and later Italy instituted what came to be known as the peaceful blockade of Venezuela to force the government to honor its foreign debts. The claims and counter-claims stemming from the conflict would eventually force the three foreign countries to sever diplomatic relations in the ensuing years.

Far from its portrayal as a nationalist champion, the Castro administration was, in McBeth's findings, more focused on the accumulation of personal wealth than on defense of Venezuelan interests. Castro would pay dearly for his misdeeds, losing power in a 1908 coup to Juan Vicente Gómez and remaining in exile until his death in 1924. The conflict would prove to be a watershed in relations with Latin America, as the United States modified its own foreign policy in response and the European powers became more aware of the limit of their political influence in the region.

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Brian McBeth trained as aneconomist and holds a Master's degree in Latin American Studies and a doctoratein Politics from the University of Oxford. He is a former director of SchroderSecurities Ltd. who worked in the City of London until 2008 specialising in oilcompanies. He has written extensively on oil, privatization and Venezuela . Hisbooks include Juan Vicente Gómez and the Oil Companies in Venezuela, 1908-1935(1983); British Oil Policy, 1919-1939 (1985); Petroleum in Venezuela - A bibliography (1985 togetherwith William M Sullivan); Venezuela. The Way Forward (1994); GlobalPrivatizations: A Strategic Report (1996); Gunboats, Corruption and Claim:Foreign Intervention in Venezuela, 1899-1908 (2001); Dictatorship &Politics: Intrigue, Betrayal and Survival in Venezuela, 1908 - 1935 (2008); andLa Política Petrolera Venezolana: Una perspectiva histórica, 1922-2005 (2015).He is also the co-author of Colombia (1993). McBeth has published papers andbook reviews in  The Hispanic AmericanHistorical Review, The Historian, Nueva Economía, Revista de HistoriaEconómica/Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, LatinFinance,Pipeline, Bulletin of Latin American Research, Tierra Firme (Caracas), and theJournal of Latin American Studies. McBeth also contributed to the investigationinto 'Scientific Publications: Free for all?, of the House of Commons, SelectCommittee on Science and Technology with his submission 'Memorandum from DrBrian Stuart McBeth' (HMSO, 20 July 2004, Appendix 116, EV 421.) McBeth haspublished letters  in the FinancialTimes, the Sunday Times, the Guardian and The Wall Street Journal. McBeth iscurrently working on a major study on the 1943 Venezuelan oil law as well as aseparate study on the Venezuelan oil concessionaires during the Gómezdictatorship. He is an Affiliate Member of the Latin American Centre and aSenior Common Room Member of St Antony's College, University of Oxford

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