Itaipu's Forgotten History: The 1965 Brazil–Paraguay Border Crisis and the New Geopolitics of the Southern Cone

@article{Blanc2017ItaipusFH,
  title={Itaipu's Forgotten History: The 1965 Brazil–Paraguay Border Crisis and the New Geopolitics of the Southern Cone},
  author={J. Blanc},
  journal={Journal of Latin American Studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={50},
  pages={383 - 409}
}
  • J. Blanc
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Latin American Studies
Abstract This article chronicles the fifteen-month border conflict between the military regimes of Brazil and Paraguay that occurred between March of 1965 and June of 1966 – a stand-off that paved the way for the Itaipu project that would become the largest dam in the world. In the context of the 1960s Cold War, both governments saw a large-scale dam on the Paraná River as a means to catalyse industrialisation and strengthen the political legitimacy of their respective authoritarian regimes… Expand