The United States and Latin America after the Cold War

The United States and Latin America after the Cold War

by Russell Crandall
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521717957

ISBN-13: 9780521717953

Pub. Date: 09/01/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The United States and Latin America after the Cold War looks at the almost quarter-century of relations between the United States and Latin America since the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. An academic and recent high-level U.S. policymaker, Crandall argues that any lasting analysis must be viewed through a fresh framework that allows for the often unexpected episodes

Overview

The United States and Latin America after the Cold War looks at the almost quarter-century of relations between the United States and Latin America since the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. An academic and recent high-level U.S. policymaker, Crandall argues that any lasting analysis must be viewed through a fresh framework that allows for the often unexpected episodes and outcomes in U.S.–Latin American relations. Crandall’s book examines the policies of three post–Cold War presidential administrations (Bush Sr., Clinton, and Bush Jr.) through the prism of three critical areas: democracy, economics, and security. Crandall then introduces several case studies of U.S. policy in Latin America, such as Cuba, Brazil, interventions in Haiti, Colombia, Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela, Mexico, and Argentina’s financial meltdown.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521717953
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Conceptual; 2. Presidential administrations: Bush Sr., Clinton, and Bush Jr.; 3. Democracy; 4. Security; 5. Economics; 6. Washington, the IMF, and financial meltdowns in Latin America; 7. Colombia: the narcotization of US policy; 8. Blowback: the drug war in Bolivia; 9. The United States vs. Hugo Chavez; 10. The United States vs. Daniel Ortega; 11. Brazil: ally or rival?; 12. Castro and Cuba; 13. The Haitian dilemma; 14. Mexico; 15. Conclusion.

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