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U.S. and Latin American Relations, 2nd Edition

Gregory B. Weeks

ISBN: 978-1-118-91252-2 August 2015 Wiley-Blackwell 344 Pages


Featuring numerous updates and revisions, U.S. and Latin American Relations, 2nd Edition offers in-depth theoretical and historical analyses to explore the complex dynamic between the United States and the countries that comprise Latin America.
  • Presents a theoretical framework that allows readers to view U.S.-Latin American relations from both a regional and global context
  • Reviews the history of U.S.-Latin American relations from the 19th century to the present, including in-depth coverage of the ways political events in Cuba have shaped policy
  • Examines former issues of conflict that are now areas of cooperation, such as debt and trade, immigration, human rights, illegal drugs, and terrorism
  • Incorporates primary documents to place issues within historical context

Preface vi

Acknowledgments ix

1 The Theoretical Context of U.S.–Latin American Relations 1

2 The Roots of U.S. and Latin American Relations 14

3 The Rise of U.S. Hegemony 42

4 The Era of Intervention and the Good Neighbor 69

5 The Early Cold War Period 97

6 The Cuban Revolution 124

7 The Communist Threat and U.S. Intervention 148

8 Free Trade and Neoliberal Reform 177

9 C hallenges to U.S. Hegemony 207

10 Latin American Immigration and U.S. Policy 232

11 Human Rights and Democracy 258

12 Drug Trafficking and Terrorism 284

Glossary 309

Bibliography 312

Index 327