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Encyclopedia of U.S.-Latin American relations

Thomas M. Leonard

Encyclopedia of U.S.-Latin American relations

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Published by CQ Press in Thousand Oaks, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Encyclopedias,
  • Foreign relations

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Other titlesEncyclopedia of US-Latin American relations
    StatementThomas M. Leonard, editor in chief ; Jürgen Buchenau, Kyle Longley, Graeme S. Mount, associate editors
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF1418 .E59 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25151062M
    ISBN 109780872897625
    LC Control Number2011051158

    With prior promises that no such seizure would occur, the US allowed the action to go ahead without objection. Fighting among these organizations, and between criminal groups and the state, threatens human security in zones of production and along transit routes. Alan McPherson's contribution to this genre stands far above the rest. When the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague subsequently awarded preferential treatment to the blockading powers against the claims of other nations, the U. Kline, eds. Despite its wide scope, the existing literature presents areas where more work is needed to account for emerging trends of in security.

    In addition, the corollary proclaimed the explicit right of the United States to intervene in Latin American conflicts exercising an international police power. The Encyclopedia of U. The volume begins with an overview of the development of theater in Latin America. The first time was the United States occupation of Veracruz by the Navy in

    Four years later Fidel Castro led the successful Cuban Revolution. War of the Pacific — [ edit ] Main article: War of the Pacific The United States tried to bring an early end to the War of the Pacific inmainly because of US business interests in Perubut also because its leaders worried that the United Kingdom would take economic control of the region through Chile. Twenty-first century American experiences in the Middle East echo this compelling history of Latin America a century earlier. The United States issued the Monroe Doctrine inwarning against the establishment of any additional European colonies in Latin America. Honduras and especially Nicaragua have turned to authoritarianism, accompanied by alarming levels of repression of protesters and civil society activists.


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Encyclopedia of U.S.-Latin American relations book

Although democracy seems to have outlasted the alternatives, the book is not closed on the future of the partially consolidated and still transitioning democratic regimes of the region. All Rights Reserved. These interventions include the occupation of the Falkland Islands by Britain inthe French naval blockade of Argentine ports between andthe Anglo-French blockade of the River Plate from tothe Spanish invasion of the Dominican Republic between andthe French intervention in Mexico between andthe British occupation of the Mosquito coast in Nicaragua and the occupation of the Guayana Essequiba in Venezuela by Great Britain in In the post-Cold War period, Pastor and Long noted, "democracy and free trade seemed to have consolidated, and it looked as though the United States had found an exit from the whirlpool.

Drawing on an enormous array of declassified documents from over the years, Schoultz shows that some very consistent themes ran through U.

While geographic neighbors, the United States and Latin American countries experienced different political and economic development patterns, which has often contributed to a differing and uneven political relationship between the United States and Latin American nations.

France took advantage of the American Civil War —65using its army to take over Mexico. Events since are the focus of more than half the book, including the Cuban Revolution and missile crisis; negotiations in the s over turnover of the Panama Canal; wars in Central America in the s; and in the s, the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement NAFTA on relations with Mexico and the effects of the so-called war on drugs throughout the Americas.

The United States had no involvement in the process by which Spanish colonies broke away and became independent around In addition, Argentina is a major non-NATO ally of the United Statesthe result of a policy of reapproachment and market liberalization led by President Carlos Menem during the s which saw the country send troops as part of the coalition in the Gulf War and become one of the world's largest contributors to UN peacekeeping operations.

Although this regime was ousted through elections in with the help of an economic boycott and support of anticommunist Contra forces by the United States, Marxists remained a powerful force in the newly democratic system.

The U. One consequence was the growth of extremely violent drug gangs in Mexico and other parts of Central America attempting to control the drug supply. Huntington, Samuel P. The contras emerged as an armed anti-Sandinista resistance movement and were strongly supported by the United States.

And Don't Forget the Starving Cubans! When I was at college, I was very interested in American foreign policy. Tangled Destinies by Don M.

The United States paid special attention to protection of the military approaches to the Panama Canal, including threats by Germany. With countries such as China and India taking on a more significant role in the global business landscape, you can't afford not to know the practices, customs, and philosophies of other countries.

This policy responded to longstanding Latin American diplomatic pressure for a regional declaration of nonintervention, [2] as well as the increasing resistance and cost of US occupations in Central America and the Caribbean.

Leonard, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of North Florida, is an authoritative and comprehensive resource focused exclusively on the political, social, economic and military relations between the United States and the nations of Latin America.

Latin American, Latino/a and Caribbean Studies: Start your research!

Conclusion While the turn of the nineteenth century ushered in a wave of socialist ideology that gained much momentum in the art, culture, and politics of Latin America, with the new millennium came a waning tide for socialist ideals and movements.

This is a book that everyone interested in modern warfare, diplomacy, and counterinsurgency should read.

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Nicaraguan Withdrawals, Democratic Transition As the twentieth century came to a close, a phenomenal shift occurred in Latin America from authoritarian and—in the case of Nicaragua but not yet Cuba—communist regimes to incomplete democracies.

A three-volume set, this alphabetically organized encyclopedia contains over entries, numerous maps, photographs, an index, cross-references, and suggested further readings, and provides an introduction essay which places US-Latin American relations into a historical context.

By the late nineteenth century the rapid economic growth of the United States increasingly troubled Latin America. Cuba became the first openly socialist country in Latin America, the first to ally itself with the Soviet Unionand the first to openly turn its back on the United States.

Meanwhile, the Great Depression ushered in a series of revolutions that placed power in the hands of the middle class, began an era of organized labor's political influence, and fostered the emergence of Marxist-socialist political movements and parties.

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Langley, author of The Banana Wars: United States Intervention in the Caribbean, "The Invaded offers a careful, sophisticated, and relevant analysis of American occupation efforts in the Western Hemisphere during the first half of the twentieth century.

Los Angeles: CQ Press, Despite its wide scope, the existing literature presents areas where more work is needed to account for emerging trends of in security.Ref E S75 O97 Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States Ref F E56 Encyclopedia of Latin American Politics Ref F F Historical Dictionary of U.S.‐Latin American Relations.

Jul 01,  · Author Info. Alan McPherson, PhD, is professor of international and area studies and ConocoPhillips Chair of Latin American Studies at the University of hildebrandsguld.com published works include Yankee No!Anti-Americanism in U.S.-Latin American Relations; Intimate Ties, Bitter Struggles: The United States and Latin America since ; and Anti-Americanism in Latin America and the.

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G. Pope. Encyclopedia Entries “Chilean Development Corporation”, “Arms Industry in Latin America”, and “Treaty of Inter-American Reciprocal Assistance, ”, in Encyclopedia of U.S. Latin-American Relations, ed. Thomas Leonard, CQ Press, Book Reviews. Encyclopedia of U.S.-Latin American Relations is a comprehensive, three-volume, A-to-Z reference featuring more than entries detailing the political, economic, and military interconnections between the United States and the countries of Latin America, including Mexico and the nations in Central America, the Caribbean, and South hildebrandsguld.com: Thomas M.

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