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Foreign Policy Latin America. Roosevelt Corollary (added to Monroe Doctrine) stay out of Latin America – use force to protect economic interest Monroe Doctrine “Big Stick Diplomacy” Dollar Diplomacy- replaced European loans with US loans. Latin American Interests. Missionary Diplomacy

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foreign policy latin america
Foreign PolicyLatin America
  • Roosevelt Corollary (added to Monroe Doctrine) stay out of Latin America – use force to protect economic interest

Monroe Doctrine

  • “Big Stick Diplomacy”
  • Dollar Diplomacy- replaced European loans with US loans
latin american interests
Latin American Interests
  • Missionary Diplomacy
  • Moral responsibility to deny LA gov’t we viewed as oppressive, undemocratic, or hostile to US interest
  • Pressure to establish democracies
1 the porfiriato
1. The Porfiriato
  • Diaz consolidated power in Mexico redistributed it from the provinces to the central government.
  • With the stability he brought by ruling Mexico with a stiff hand came foreign investment primarily from the US
  • Railroads were constructed, the oil industry was developed, even Hollywood invested in Mexico
  • However, wealth was not shared by the masses and much discontent existed.
1 the porfiriato1
1. The Porfiriato
  • Diaz was a captain of the revolutionary forces in the War of Reform in which Mexican forces overthrew the government of Emperor Maximilian.
  • Diaz went on to become a mayor of the small provincial capital city of Oaxaca before being appointed President of Mexico before being elected in 1877.
  • The death of Benito Juarez in 1872 prompted his ambition.
7 sparks of the mexican revolution
7. Sparks of the Mexican Revolution
  • Diaz decide that Mexico was ready to return to democracy and called for elections in 1910.
  • Francisco Madero, the owner of a large estancia and a US educated aristocrat who openly supported a new constitution and democratic change challenged Diaz.
  • Diaz had Madero imprisoned in Monterrey for the election
8 plan de san luis potosi
8. Plan de San Luis Potosi
  • After being released from prison Madero went into exile in the United States where he wrote the Plan de San Luis
  • The Plan basically claimed that Diaz was not the legitimate leader of Mexico and that the election had been a fraud.
  • Upon returning to Mexico Madero claimed he was the President Pro-Temp until new elections could be held.
  • As President Pro-Temp Madero claimed that he would return all confiscated land to peasants and ensure universal male suffrage.
9 the revolution begins
9. The Revolution Begins
  • Madero enlisted Pancho Villa and Pascual Orzoco to join the revolution.
  • Soon all hell broke loose and different groups throughout Mexico joined the revolution by overthrowing local leaders
  • One prominent revolutionary leader, Emiliano Zapata, led peasants in Morelos with the promise to return to them land and water rights.
  • Within 6 month the Diaz regime fell and Diaz exiled himself to France