The United States and Latin America: The New Agenda

The United States and Latin America: The New Agenda

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Overview

The end of the Cold War removed hemispheric security from the top of the agenda of U.S.-Latin American relations. Democracy, trade and investment, drugs, and migration rose in importance. Pressures to eliminate the anachronistic U.S. embargo on Cuba increased. The new agenda also includes Latin America's growing ties to the countries of the European Union and other regions. This book contains fifteen essays by distinguished U.S., Latin American, and European scholars on each of these issues, framed by overviews of the changing historical context from the nineteenth century to the end of the Cold War. Authors include such notables as Harvard scholars John Coatsworth, Jorge Dominguez, and Marcelo Suarez-Orozco; European academics such as editors Jamnes Dunkerley and Victor Bulmer-Thomas; and Latin American intellectuals such as Eduardo Gamarra and Rodolfo Cerdas-Cruz.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674925953
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 09/30/1999
Series: Series on Latin American Studies , #3
Pages: 371
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgement


List of Contributors


List of Tables


List of Figures

PART I: OVERVIEW

1. The United States and Latin America in the Long Run (1800-1945)

James Dunkerley


2. US-Latin American Relations during the Cold War and its Aftermath

Jorge I. Dominguez


3. The European Union and the Americas

Laurence Whitehead

PART II: TRADE AND DEMOCRACY

4. Trade Relations in the Americas: MERCOSUR, The Free Trade Area of the Americas and the European Union

Victor Bulmer-Thomas and Sheila Page


5. Trade, Investment and NAFTA: The Economics of Neighbourhood

E.V.K FitzGerald


6. United States Foreign Relations and the Promotion of Democracy in Latin America

Rodolfo Cerdas Cruz


7. The United States and Democracy in Mexico

John H. Coatsworth


PART III: DRUGS AND MIGRATION

8. Hooked on Drugs: Colombian-US Relations

Roberto Steiner


9. The United States and Bolivia: Fighting the Drug War

Eduardo A. Gamarra


10. Packaging Drugs: Certification and the Acquisition of Leverage

Elizabeth Joyce


11. Latin American Immigration to the United States

Marcelo M. Suàrez-Orozco


PART IV: CUBA

12. Cuba's Economic Transformation and Conflict with the United States

Juan Triana Cordovi


13. The Cuban External Sector in the 1990s

Jorge F. Pérez-López


14. The Politics of the Cuban Diaspora in the United States

Maxine Molyneux


15.Conclusions

Victor Bulmer-Thomas and James Dunkerley

Bibliography


Index

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