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Behind the Scenes in Marxist Grenada

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Publication Date: November 1984

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Timothy Ashby

Topic: Government (Communism and socialism)

Keywords: Latin American


The U.S. military operation which rescued American students in October 1983 also captured a prize providing rare insight into a Marxist regime. U.S. forces found 35,000 lbs. of documents, many of them secret, dealing with every facet of political, economic, and social life in Grenada during the four and one-half years in which the People's Revolutionary Government (PRG) held power. In those years, Grenada became a microcosm of other, more powerful, communist regimes in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. These documents have now been made public by the U.S. Departments of State and Defense. They tell an extraordinary tale and allow the West to peek behind the scenes in Marxist Grenada.


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