INAF-406 The United States and Latin America in the Modern Era
Spring for 2014-2015
Latin America was a major battleground for competing political, economic and ideological interests of the United States and the Soviet Union in the post WWII era (1945-1991). Both Washington and Latin Ameria capitals had strategies for dealing with this bipolar competition.
This course, divided into three parts, will begin with a series of readings on the background and objectives that North America and the Southern Hemisphere pursued dealing with the Cold War in the Americas. Second, the course will require an essay on how a Latin American leader or a country proposed a strategy while confronting the U.S. or the Soviet Union as the two global bipolar states sought allies in Latin America. Last, an essay will provide a case study on how a Washington initiative responded to a real or perceived Russian prescence in the Western Hemisphere in the time period (1945-1991).
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