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The US and Latin America

Lecture powerpoint--US and Latin America (RD)

Lecture powerpoint - USA and Latin America (BS)


  • What explains the US’s persistent involvement in Latin American politics?
  • Has US intervention achieved its intended aims?

Required Reading

Additional Reading

  • Lafeber, Walter, Inevitable Revolutions: The US in Central America, Norton (New York, 1993), Introduction and chapters 1-2.
  • Pastor, Robert, Whirlpool: US Foreign Policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean, Princeton University Press (Princeton, 1992).
  • Pearce, Jenny, Under the Eagle: Us Intervention in Central America and the Caribbean, South End Press (London, 1982), part I.
  • Smith, Peter, Talons of the Eagle: Dynamics of US-Latin American Relations, Oxford University Press (Oxford, 1996), chapters 1-3.