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GEORGE BUSH: NEGLECT AND OPPORTUNITY FOR LATIN AMERICA. READING. Smith, Talons , chs. 10-12 and Conclusion . ENDING THE DECADE OF UNCERTAINTY (1990-2001). Change of administration Change of party Change of context: 9/11. PHASE 1: INITIAL ORIENTATIONS High level of presidential interest

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reading
READING
  • Smith, Talons, chs. 10-12 and Conclusion
ending the decade of uncertainty 1990 2001
ENDING THE DECADE OF UNCERTAINTY (1990-2001)
  • Change of administration
  • Change of party
  • Change of context: 9/11
slide4
PHASE 1: INITIAL ORIENTATIONS

High level of presidential interest

Relationship with Mexico

(and Vicente Fox)

Near-agreement on immigration reform

Support for FTAA

Composition of administrative team

Isolation of Cuba

slide5

PHASE 2: 9/11 AND THE AMERICAS

  • Change in regional priorities
  • Unilateralist impulses
  • End of wholesale immigration reform
  • Stamp-collecting
  • PHASE 3: DUAL POLICY FRAMEWORKS
  • FTAs with Chile, CAFTA, Peru, Colombia
  • Steel tariffs and farm bill
  • Dualism: Domestic politics and war on terrorism
unleashing war chronology
UNLEASHING WAR:CHRONOLOGY
  • September 11, 2001: attacks on U.S.
  • September 20, 2001: Bush speech
  • October 7, 2001: bombardments in Afghanistan
  • March 2003: invasion of Iraq
war on terror the rules of the game
WAR ON TERROR:THE RULES OF THE GAME
  • Nations can respond however they choose—including the use of indiscriminate force.
  • Preventive action is appropriate and acceptable.
  • There is no need to adhere to international treaties or conventions.
  • Alliances are formed around one central issue—the anti-terror campaign. Democracy and human rights are secondary issues.
  • Spectator nations must tread cautiously.
changing views of u s in latin america
CHANGING VIEWS OF U.S. IN LATIN AMERICA
  • Distaste for Abu Ghraib, Haditha, “collateral damage” and loss of life
  • Solidarity with innocent civilians, hidden admiration for Osama bin Laden
  • Rejection of American society, not just U.S. foreign policy
  • Resentment of Bush unilateral approach
  • Distrust of democratic crusade
slide12

DUAL POLICY FRAMEWORKS:

  • CRISIS MANAGEMENT (SIC)
  • Argentina (December 2001)
  • Venezuela (April 2002)
  • Bolivia (October 2003)
  • Haiti (February-March 2004)
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THE PATTERN

  • Insufficient attention
  • Blame incumbents for their problems, especially
  • if unpopular within Bush circles
  • No preventive action
  • Deny involvement
  • Recognize successor
  • Result: What about democracy?
march 2007
MARCH 2007
  • Week-long presidential trip
  • Friendly locations: Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico
  • Goals: reassert American hegemony, proclaim concern for “social justice,” counter influence of opponents
  • Sidebar: ethanol agreement with Brazil
  • General view: “too little, too late”
slide15

GWB and Latin America: Historical and Comparative Perspective

_________Latin America as Priority___________

______ Low _______ _______ High _____

Operational

Mode for U.S. ____

Unilateral Ad hoc Systematic

imposition intervention

(Bush 2001-04) (Reagan 1981-89)

_______ _________________ __________________

Intermittent, Consistent,

Multilateral low-level high-level

diplomacy engagement

(Clinton 1993-2000) (Kennedy 1961-63)

____________________________________________________________

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