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Anelise Coelho

M.A. in History and Political Cultures, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)

Anelise Coelho


Anelise Coelho is Brazilian, born and raised in the city of Belo Horizonte - MG. In the year of 2009 she received her BA in history and in 2012 her M.A. in History and Political Cultures, both at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). Her main focus is in Central American history, Intelligence studies, Cold War, and U.S. foreign relations with Latin America. 

In 2012 Anelise received a Master`s Degree from UFMG. Her Masters thesis discussed the United States relationship with Latin America before and after the 1954 coup the d’état in Guatemala. It also tried to better understand the U.S. intelligence agency modus operandi in 1954 and how it sought to establish a pattern of operation for secret operations in Latin America. The title of her master thesis is "Operação PB/SUCCESS: A intervenção secreta da CIA na Guatemala e seus impactos em um contexto de Guerra Fria". 

Anelise Coelho is an associate researcher at the Centro de Estudos Estratégicos e Inteligência Governamental (CEEIG) at UFMG. 

In the present moment, Anelise is working on a PhD project about the Guatemalan Intelligence System. This research goes back to the Guatemalan intelligence origins, in the 19th Century, to the most recent intelligence reform. The goal is to understand the bases of the system, how the National Security Doctrine molded it, its role in the Armed Conflict (1960-1996), and its internal struggles to adapt to a democratic environment. 


Central American history, Cold War, Intelligence Studies, diplomatic history, and U.S. Latin America Foreign Relations
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