Latin America and the United States
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The paper looks briefly at the history of communism in Latin America and at the United States involvement in Latin American politics. The paper discusses how in Argentina, after a military coup in the 1930s, Latin American politicians began to turn to fascism for "political and social organization", however, Latin America became increasingly democratic at the end of World War II. The paper notes that during the Cold War, the United States was mostly concerned with security, and also points out that today, Latin America is largely democratic, with the exception of Cuba.
From the Paper:"After World War II, Latin America was to become a source of raw goods and materials. After World War II "the traditional rivals of the United States in Latin America, Britain and France, were largely displaced, on Henry Stimson's principle that Latin America is 'our little region over here which never has bothered anybody.' While stability of the sort conducive to U.S. elite interests has not been completely attained, nevertheless the threat of independent development was largely aborted, perhaps forever in the Central America-Caribbean region, where U.S. influence has been overwhelming." (Deterring Democracy http://www.zmag.org/chomsky/dd/dd-c01-s16.html).
"During the Cold War, the United States was mostly concerned with security. Thus, that was the main focus of the relationship between the United States and Latin America. "...particularly in the Andes and Mexico, where the "war on drags" is bringing renewed support from Washington for the involvement of Latin American militaries in internal security functions, a role that civilian governments have been trying to eliminate since the transition to democracy.""
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