policies of Latin America
The United States and Latin America
Despite the military, economic, and political competition from other powers during and before the Cold war, the U.S has continued with its pursuing in the ideological objectives and their policies of Latin America. The United States, though, had made attempts to overthrow the Latin governments in efforts to implement their ideologies. The United States decided to use force on the Latin Americans while there was a cheaper, more straightforward option they could achieve similar results (Bulmer-Thomas & Dunkerley, 1999). As a central feature of the Cold War, the U.S soviet competition had capabilities to influence powers in the world as each wanted to achieve balance. The superpower competition was not a matter that affected the U.S Latin America relations. The U.S presidents were ready to pay a consequence to eliminate communism and fight the Soviet Union.
The United States first overthrew Guatemala in 1954, and unsuccessful attempts were made to Cuba, which was aimed at protecting the interests of Latin Americans. The cold war strived to achieve more than the balance of power and economic considerations that had not been a witness at any moment of U.S history (Bulmer-Thomas & Dunkerley, 1999). The United States acted in Latin America to gain territory and influence, to exclude rival powers, and to protect advanced material of economic interests and firms.
Cuba had joined forces with the Soviet Union during the cold war had survived U.S efforts to bring down Fidel Castro’s government, which was traumatizing the United states Policies towards Latin America. The U.S sometimes acted on premature, excessive, and costly to ideological whiffs of communism, which were unnecessary. The U.S policies have then been known to be relying on the force for implementation in Latin America. The power of the Cold war made impacts on Latin America’s people and the elimination of communists.
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Bulmer-Thomas, V., & Dunkerley, J. (1999). The United States and Latin America: The new agenda. Cambridge, Mass: David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University.
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