Invaluable for anyone interested in Latin America. It presents essential information about one of the most important things to happen in the area since World War II: the Soviet Union's becoming the overwhelming major purchaser of Argentina's imports.
Beginning with a review of the Argintine-USSR relationship up to 1970, Aldo Vacs describes and analyzes economic, diplomatic, and military developments, as well as their impact on Argentine society and politics, since the early 1970s. Vacs views each country’s objectives, and the extent and limits of their shared interests.
A short, well presented study of a topic seldom treated. It focuses on the Argentine side, and the thesis argues that the relations between the two countries are based on complementary needs in trade and production. Diplomatic and military ties came later, but are increasing.
There are many books and articles that discuss this topic briefly, but none is comparable in scope, content, and breadth of treatment.