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U.S. Cold War Policy in Latin America Neglect -> rediscover -> resist -> military or covert action…repeat?. Truman’s Four Point Program. 1949 Inaugural address Post-colonialism problem Successes Shortcomings. Nixon Visit to Venezuela, 1958. Alliance for Progress 1961.

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u s cold war policy in latin america neglect rediscover resist military or covert action repeat
U.S. Cold War Policy in Latin AmericaNeglect -> rediscover-> resist -> military or covert action…repeat?
truman s four point program
Truman’s Four Point Program

1949 Inaugural address

Post-colonialism problem

Successes

Shortcomings

alliance for progress 1961
Alliance for Progress 1961
  • Social, economic and political reform through infusion of foreign aid
  • Success?
  • Failures?
johnson doctrine
Johnson Doctrine

U.S. troops in the Dominican Republic

  • http://millercenter.org/scripps/archive/speeches/detail/4032
  • LBJ faced a series of minor crisis in LA
  • Cuba and Panama
  • Dominican Republic – “prevent another Cuba”
reagan and the caribbean basin initiative 1982
Reagan and the Caribbean Basin Initiative 1982

Followed the premise of 4 Point Program and Alliance for Progress

6 elements

Eligibility for aid?

Sucess/Failures

grenada invasion oct 25 1983
Grenada InvasionOct. 25, 1983

…a Soviet-Cuban colony being readied as a major military bastion to extort terror and undermine democracy - Reagan

  • US sought to remove Cuban military presence
  • Operation Urgent Fury
  • Anti-American dictatorship
  • Cubans evicted
  • Soviets blamed
  • Old school containment
nicaragua the contras
Nicaragua: The Contras
  • Defined: A group of counterrevolutionaries opposed to the ruling Sandinista government
  • Background: The Sandinista Liberation Front came to power in 1979
  • Damage by Contras led to counterinsurgency tactics by Sandinistas
  • Boland Amendment - 1984