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Guerrilla History

Mar 26, 2021

In this episode of Guerrilla History, we bring on Rev Left Radio fan favorite Professor Alexander Aviña to talk about Latin America in the Cold War period.  While we in the global north tend to think of the Cold War period as being typified by tensions in Eastern Europe, Latin America was the playground for much of the US's conflicts of the era.  

Alexander Aviña is historian at Arizona State University, and is author of the book Specters of Revolution:  Peasant Guerrilla in the Cold War Mexican Countryside (Oxford University Press, 2014, ).  He has also had articles published in places like NACLA Report of the Americas and the Journal of Iberian and Latin America Research, and has made numerous interview appearances, including several episodes of Revolutionary Left Radio.  You can follow him on twitter @Alexander_Avina.


Guerrilla History is the podcast that acts as a reconnaissance report of global proletarian history, and aims to use the lessons of history to analyze the present.  If you have any questions or guest/topic suggestions, email them to us at

Your hosts are immunobiologist Henry Hakamaki, Professor Adnan Husain, historian and Director of the School of Religion at Queens University, and Revolutionary Left Radio's Breht O'Shea.


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To follow the hosts, Henry can be found on twitter @huck1995, and also has a patreon to help support himself through the pandemic where he breaks down science and public health research and news at  Adnan can be followed on twitter @adnanahusain, and also runs The Majlis Podcast, which can be found at, and the Muslim Societies-Global Perspectives group at Queens University,   Breht is the host of Revolutionary Left Radio, which can be followed on twitter @RevLeftRadio and cohost of The Red Menace Podcast, which can be followed on twitter @Red_Menace_Pod.  Follow and support these shows on patreon, and find them at  


Thanks to Ryan Hakamaki, who designed and created the podcast's artwork, and Kevin MacLeod, who creates royalty-free music.