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
Gregory Weeks is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His books include The Military and Politics in Postauthoritarian Chile (2003), and Understanding Latin American Politics (2014).
Featuring updates and revisions reflecting the latest policy changes and global events, 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 various countries that comprise Latin America. Tracing the evolution of U.S.-Latin American relations from the 19th century to the present day, chapters reveal the shifting attitudes and policy approaches that have shaped current policies and may influence future regional relations. This new edition includes updated coverage of such issues as political economy, challenges to U.S. hegemony, immigration, human rights, and drug trafficking. Also addressed are potential consequences for the state of U.S.-Latin American relations in light of Edward Snowden’s 2013 leaked documents revealing how the NSA was conducting widespread surveillance of Latin American presidents—most notably Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff and Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto. Engagingly written, U.S. and Latin American Relations, 2nd Edition offers insights into the forces that have shaped U.S.-Latin American relations and the challenges that lie ahead in forging an equitable and enduring partnership in a rapidly changing world.
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